Mark Burrow

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I have 81 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 83368 times and 149 of my stories have been cherry picked.
108 of my 651 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 111 votes

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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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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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108 of my comments have received 111 Great Feedback votes

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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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There's a whole story going

Posted on Fri, 16 Apr 2021

There's a whole story going on underneath which gives it the tone of sadness (obviously touched on at the end). Thanks for posting -- I've wondered what your prose work might be like and it's excellent. Thanks for sharing. 

This is one of...

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Posted in Icecream

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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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Posted in Setting Sons

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This is tremendous writing,

Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021

This is tremendous writing, Di_Hard. It sweeps you along.  

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Posted in to pick up time

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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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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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Posted in Christopher L Johnson’s Heroic Act

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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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