Mark Burrow

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I have 87 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 134334 times and 172 of my stories have been cherry picked.
115 of my 728 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 118 votes

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Minefield

Too close to the playground. I told Pete we needed to stay by the garages, near our block of flats, but he never listened. We got spotted by the older boys who hung about by the swings.
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Danger Mouse

The outsourced HR lady had a mole on her cheek and I swear it expanded as the videocall went on. “We appreciate all the hard work you’ve done for us and we’ve really considered every option available. This hasn’t been an easy decision.”
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Death of a Power Station

The four giant chimneys stick up like the legs of a table turned upside down. Smoke used to billow out of those stacks. Thick black plumes rising into the sky.
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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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Dayroom Conversation

It was the girls who starved themselves at school. Never the boys. No-one could explain why.
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115 of my comments have received 118 Great Feedback votes

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It's really good, Richard.

Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021

It's really good, Richard. Strong imagery and a message that rings true. Thanks for posting. 

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Posted in The Wonder of it All

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Enjoyed this poem, Richard. 

Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Enjoyed this poem, Richard. 

Please share on Facebook and Twitter as this deceptively simple piece us our Pick of the Day. 

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Posted in The Wonder of it All

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I was going to use a pic of a

Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021

I was going to use a pic of a vending machine! 

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Posted in When Robert Left Helen

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Or "When Helen Left Robert".

Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021

Or "When Helen Left Robert". This made me laugh. It's nicely done.  

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Posted in When Robert Left Helen

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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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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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