Mark Burrow

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I have 75 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 62126 times and 136 of my stories have been cherry picked.
73 of my 501 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 75 votes

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My stories

Cherry

All Architects Are Called Zach (Part 4, words 1,533)

Outside, standing on the balcony, Freddy looked at several pigeons strutting about on the ground below, pecking at a discarded box of chicken and chips.
Cherry

All Architects Are Called Zach (Part 3, words, 1,376)

Drink and food were dad’s priorities. His appetites governed the flat. Freddy watched his dad in the kitchen, pouring beer into a thin glass and then checking the oven to see what was for dinner.
Gold cherry

All Architects Are Called Zach (Part 2, words, 1,756)

The sun was bleeding. A boy and girl were sitting in the stairwell of the flats, whispering together. They were the only people he had seen since being refused entry to the last pub.
Cherry
Story of the week

All Architects Are Called Zach (Part 1, words 1,838)

Freddy walked into his local. The door hadn’t swung shut behind him when he clocked the heads angling in his direction.
Cherry

Pan Out

It was a Friday night. I stood in the kitchen, thinking about a drink. I had been off booze for six weeks. Quitting was not easy. I had wanted to go...
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73 of my comments have received 75 Great Feedback votes

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Really impressive, Mark --

Posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2020

Really impressive, Mark -- well done. 

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Posted in Brewster's Way 4

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No worries --  I think it

Posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2020

No worries --  I think it conveys this idea of there being a kind of beauty in how existence and suffering are intertwined. However, that could just be my mindset on a Monday morning before a 3-hour meeting. 

 

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Posted in The Death of a Star

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Really enjoyed the elemental

Posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2020

Really enjoyed the elemental feel of this.

I genuinely don't know how you keep control of that final stanza, but it's seriously impressive -- it reads like a wave, if that makes sense (probably not!). Anyway, nice one. 

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Posted in The Death of a Star

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Haha! Don't be daft - I like

Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020

Haha! Don't be daft - I like the film recommendations. I'm just about to watch Tarkovsky's Solaris this evening.

I will check it out.  

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Posted in Assassin in My Village Supermarket

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This made me laugh -- Mickey

Posted on Sat, 05 Sep 2020

This made me laugh -- Mickey reminds me of a lot of seasoned hacks I used to work with.

Good stuff. 

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Posted in Brewster's Way 1

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A quick, powerful jab of a

Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020

A quick, powerful jab of a poem. Nicely done. 

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Posted in Parking ½ Mile Ahead

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Really well-captured and

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Really well-captured and evocative poem. Where I'm living at the mo actually backs onto this forest -- I'd say you nailed it! 

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Posted in Peace In The Forest

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Mission accomplished. This

Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2020

Mission accomplished. This has made me want to rewatch Wild Strawberries. 

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Posted in Bibi Andersson

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A stonkingly good poem. 

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

A stonkingly good poem. 

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Posted in Salamander

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"Milking moonshine."

Posted on Fri, 14 Aug 2020

"Milking moonshine." Brilliant. Love the layers of language here, building a sense of mystery. 

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Posted in The Departure of Nightjars

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