Mark Burrow

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I have 77 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 70418 times and 141 of my stories have been cherry picked.
93 of my 573 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 95 votes

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The Grizzling

Anne scrunched up a wet flannel and pressed it against my eye. The coldness made me flinch.
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Council Estate Jesus

The stones are lined out to throw. Baz has the broken bricks. We crouch behind the second-floor balcony of the flats. He peeks to see if he can spot the hearse.
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Dayroom Conversation

It was the girls who starved themselves at school. Never the boys. No-one could explain why.
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Christopher L Johnson’s Heroic Act

People don’t understand what it is to be a hero. They think it’s about sport or the military. The obvious stuff that you see in documentaries and films.
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Weightless

In the beginning, the absence of a body bothered me. I‘d look in the mirror and get upset about my weightlessness. Like all bouts of anxiety and melancholy, it passed.

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93 of my comments have received 95 Great Feedback votes

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Order has been placed. I

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Order has been placed. I really like the blue of your kitchen -- definitely taking notes for when I finally get on the property ladder next year. 

And a very enjoyable read. 

I suggested Vonnegut to someone I used to work with and...

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Posted in Flamingo Hotel. Bookings Now Open.

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A nice piece for Bloomsday

Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021

A nice piece for Bloomsday Eve. 

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Posted in June 16

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It's well deserved! Thank you

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021

It's well deserved! Thank you for posting it smiley

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Posted in Pride

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Congratulations - This is our

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021

Congratulations - This is our Pick of the Day! 

Please do feel free to share on Facebook and Twitter ...

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Posted in Pride

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I enjoyed this, M. The

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021

I enjoyed this, M. The honesty comes across and carries the reader through to the end. Good stuff. 

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Posted in Pride

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Lovely poem, SJ. Evocative

Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021

Lovely poem, SJ. Evocative and moving. 

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Posted in In The Stillness Of Late Years

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His short stories are

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021

His short stories are generally terrifc too. He wrote on speed and went mad at the end but there are some absolute crackers in there. 

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Posted in Roy Batty (Tears in Rain)

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Check out A Scanner Darkly.

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021

Check out A Scanner Darkly. That's probably his best, or The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. To be fair, Androids isn't up there with those two. 

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Enjoyed it, P. 

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021

Enjoyed it, P. 

One of my favourite films. I love 2049 too. Strangely, I was disparaging of 2049 the first time I watched but now I'm bowled over by it.

However, nothing quite beats that opening sequence of the original. 

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This tribute to Rutger Hauer

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021

This tribute to Rutger Hauer’s performance in Blade Runner as the android, Roy Batty, is our Pick of the Day.

Here’s the link to the Tears in the Rain monologue: https://www.youtube.com...

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