Mark Burrow

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I have 77 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 69897 times and 141 of my stories have been cherry picked.
92 of my 569 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 94 votes

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My stories

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The Boy with Tight Underpants

After all these years, I still see myself as Tight Pants.
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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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The Things We Do for Love

Pyser walked along a beach at dawn. He heard the cries of an injured seagull. It was entangled in strips of plastic. The seabird’s left wing seemed broken.
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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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92 of my comments have received 94 Great Feedback votes

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This is a treat. "The careful

Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021

This is a treat. "The careful politics of birds" is a brilliant turn of phrase. Robins definitely suffer small man syndrome (random fact: think my favourite discovery while living out in the countryside has been the song thrush).

Very...

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Posted in Who killed Cock Robin?

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Decumbent is my new favourite

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021

Decumbent is my new favourite word. 

Weeds are underrated. 

Lovely poem. 

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Posted in Oxalis stricta

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Lovely cinematic feel to this

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021

Lovely cinematic feel to this. Is it part of a novel? Out of interest -- you ever tried a film script? 

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Posted in At Least Whiskey

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Thanks so much -- that 's a

Posted on Sat, 27 Mar 2021

Thanks so much Insert -- that 's a lovely surprise. Saw my family yesterday for the first time since August and then came back to see this: a good day. 

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Posted in Christopher L Johnson’s Heroic Act

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Haha! It's not easy being

Posted on Sat, 27 Mar 2021

Haha! It's not easy being alone in Lockdown Mr Say!!

To paraphrase Bill Hicks, I'm just that one vertebrae away!

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I liked this Luigi -- pretty

Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021

I liked this Luigi -- pretty sure a lot of people out there will feel the same.

I always loved that quote from Philip K Dick: “There will come a time when it isn't: 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore'. Eventually, it will be...

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Posted in A Lack of Application(s)

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A joy to read. Skilfully done

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

A joy to read. Skilfully done too. 

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Posted in Vernal Equinox

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No problem (by the way, I

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

No problem (by the way, I realise this isn't just about summer!!). 

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Posted in June

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Really enjoyed the sense of

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

Really enjoyed the sense of the words bursting out and flowing. Has a real energy to it. As ever, brilliant imagery too. 

And yes, roll on the summer. 

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Posted in June

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Congrats -- this is our Pick

Posted on Sun, 14 Mar 2021

Congrats -- this is our Pick of the Day. Please share on Facebook and Twitter. 

Keep going with the rewrite. You're onto something. 

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Posted in Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Two

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