Mark Burrow

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I have 90 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 218775 times and 230 of my stories have been cherry picked.
205 of my 1,140 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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Pie Chart Man

Pie Charts have been with me from the very beginning. When my father held me up as a baby, I tinkled in his face and this single act generated a bubbly 17% wedge of happiness.
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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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205 of my comments have received 216 Great Feedback votes

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Yes, do keep going! Loved

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2023

Yes, do keep going! Loved your reading earlier in the year and look forward to seeing these on the site. 

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Posted in Toast! (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 24)

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Really easy to read and fun. 

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2023

Really easy to read and fun. 

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

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Posted in Toast! (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 24)

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Ah, I can tell you tales of

Posted on Tue, 04 Jul 2023

Ah, I can tell you tales of fertility stones in secret chambers beneath the floorboads of derelict churches!

Enjoyable tale. Nicely told. Quick one, can you say: Madeline McCann thing with the parents complicit. That sounds...

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Posted in Ley Lines

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Great storytelling again from

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2023

Great storytelling again from CM. The mystery keeps driving the reader forward, wanting to know more. Great characters and dialogue that pings back and forth.

Goatie is our Pick of the Day -- please do share on Twitter and Facebook. 

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Posted in Goatie 13

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A total joy to read with such

Posted on Tue, 20 Jun 2023

A total joy to read with such a wonderful feel for the mud and clay of language. This is our Pick of the Day -- please do share on Facebook, Twitter and so on. 

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Posted in The Seafarer

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Wonderful poem. 

Posted on Tue, 20 Jun 2023

Wonderful poem. 

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Posted in The Seafarer

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Nicely done, SJ

Posted on Tue, 13 Jun 2023

Nicely done, SJ

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Posted in Splendour Of The Woods

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Really enjoyed this, Di. You

Posted on Wed, 31 May 2023

Really enjoyed this, Di. You convey that sense of teenage discovery beautifully.

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Posted in new song

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The enjoyable romp continues!

Posted on Fri, 19 May 2023

The enjoyable romp continues! Congratulaltions, this is our Pick of the Day -- Please do share on Facebook and Twitter 

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Posted in Watching The Detectives (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 18)

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Really enjoyed this, Sean.

Posted on Fri, 12 May 2023

Really enjoyed this, Sean. Nice details and a curmudgeoun you can feel sorry for. 

I think snarked might be my new favourite word.

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