Mark Burrow

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I have 117 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 200432 times and 230 of my stories have been cherry picked.
205 of my 1,143 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 216 votes

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Stories. Flash. Works in progress.

My novella, Coo, is published by Alien Buddha Press and can be found here http://tinyurl.com/CooMarkBurrow
 

My stories

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The Careers Teacher

Mrs Darwish, the manageress, was standing behind the main desk flicking through papers.
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Not too Much to Ask

Some blokes, they dream about free climbing El Capitan, cycling the alps, taking their family to Disney World or Disneyland. Not me.
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The DJs Who Turn into Swans

The swan that Anne kept in the spare room was her ex-boyfriend, Marcus. When Darren had the flat to himself, he liked to sit in the room, which had a paddling pool, and chat to her ex.
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Ticking

The owner of the restaurant, Pete, fired Darren for arguing with a customer. Darren was adamant he did nothing wrong.
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Shrinkage

Breaking the monotony of lifting boxes
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205 of my comments have received 216 Great Feedback votes

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Brilliantly done. Some great

Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021

Brilliantly done. Some great turns of phrase but I love "slick of oil at the boundaries of time". 

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Posted in The First Stars

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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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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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