Mark Burrow

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I have 87 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 134337 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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Weightless

In the beginning, the absence of a body bothered me. I‘d look in the mirror and get upset about my weightlessness. Like all bouts of anxiety and melancholy, it passed.
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Pigeon Variations - Ch 4 - Hero Grill Chef

The hotplate was vicious. Pyser had a shift with Phil one night. Phil was doing the usual. Two greasy wooden sticks to flip strips of chicken, pork, beef, fish, whatever the customers had given them in a bowl to cook.
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Pigeon Variations - Ch 1 - Control

There was this itching sensation swarming over Pyser. He knew something was wrong with him. It went under the skin. Into his blood stream.
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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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115 of my comments have received 118 Great Feedback votes

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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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Yep, good in the air. Bit

Posted on Wed, 28 Apr 2021

Yep, good in the air. Bit moody and inconsistent. However, we have Ivan-the-wonderkid breaking into the first team.  

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This made me roll up!

Posted on Wed, 28 Apr 2021

This made me roll up! Tarkovsky would be a tricky little midfielder, getting between the lines. 

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Nice imagery and a skilfully

Posted on Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Nice imagery and a skilfully controlled cadence..

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Posted in Footsteps on Mars

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This is so deftly done.

Posted on Wed, 28 Apr 2021

This is so deftly done. Watched all of his films during the latest lockdown. Utterly mesmerising.  

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My favourite time of the day.

Posted on Tue, 27 Apr 2021

My favourite time of the day. As ever, a lovely read. 

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Posted in Sunrise

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The years go by too quickly.

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021

The years go by too quickly. Lovely poem. 

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Posted in Before We Kissed Goodnight

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This is stunning --

Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021

This is stunning -- incredibly moving and tender and yet with a strong, consistent voice driving the words. Brilliantly done and takes guts to write. 

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