Mark Burrow

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I have 70 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 46007 times and 73 of my stories have been cherry picked.
31 of my 188 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 32 votes

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Fairground

“Passports,” said the man from behind a row of tables. We shuffled along. Farther back, by a wall, soldiers watched us going by, one by one. Their berets, khaki uniforms and Russian assault rifles clashed with our tie-die trousers, hats, bracelets and beads.
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Assassin in My Village Supermarket

Buying scotch eggs and a pint of milk in my village supermarket,
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The Places

I took a walk in the countryside yesterday
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The Boy with Tight Underpants

After all these years, I still see myself as Tight Pants.
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Cherry

No Eagles Allowed

Darren and Kelly were sitting in a pub near Brighton station, sharing a plate of dim sum. “Do you know what I hate about Russian dolls?” he said.
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31 of my comments have received 32 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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Really impressive, Mark --

Posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2020

Really impressive, Mark -- well done. 

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Posted in Brewster's Way 4

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No worries --  I think it

Posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2020

No worries --  I think it conveys this idea of there being a kind of beauty in how existence and suffering are intertwined. However, that could just be my mindset on a Monday morning before a 3-hour meeting. 

 

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Really enjoyed the elemental

Posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2020

Really enjoyed the elemental feel of this.

I genuinely don't know how you keep control of that final stanza, but it's seriously impressive -- it reads like a wave, if that makes sense (probably not!). Anyway, nice one. 

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Posted in The Death of a Star

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Haha! Don't be daft - I like

Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020

Haha! Don't be daft - I like the film recommendations. I'm just about to watch Tarkovsky's Solaris this evening.

I will check it out.  

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Posted in Assassin in My Village Supermarket

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This made me laugh -- Mickey

Posted on Sat, 05 Sep 2020

This made me laugh -- Mickey reminds me of a lot of seasoned hacks I used to work with.

Good stuff. 

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Posted in Brewster's Way 1

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A quick, powerful jab of a

Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020

A quick, powerful jab of a poem. Nicely done. 

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Posted in Parking ½ Mile Ahead

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Really well-captured and

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Really well-captured and evocative poem. Where I'm living at the mo actually backs onto this forest -- I'd say you nailed it! 

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Posted in Peace In The Forest

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Mission accomplished. This

Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2020

Mission accomplished. This has made me want to rewatch Wild Strawberries. 

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Posted in Bibi Andersson

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A stonkingly good poem. 

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

A stonkingly good poem. 

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Posted in Salamander

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