Mark Burrow

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I have 77 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 69886 times and 141 of my stories have been cherry picked.
92 of my 569 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 94 votes

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The Pigeon Variant

When the Head of Marketing caught wind of me turning into a pigeon, she tried to take advantage by calling a meeting.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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92 of my comments have received 94 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you for sharing this

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Thank you for sharing this here – it’s a brave thing to do. I can only echo the support and advice of the others on this forum. There are links and numbers to services that are there to help you and people who will listen to what you have to say...

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No problem. If these are the

Posted on Sat, 09 Jan 2021

No problem. If these are the stories you produce, I suggest you get on it as a matter of urgency. This is proper writing. 

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Well deserved. 

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021

Well deserved. 

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Posted in Memento

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Really moving, Marandina. You

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021

Really moving, Marandina. You've touched on something here. Thanks for posting it. 

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Really enjoyed this -- I've

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

Really enjoyed this -- I've had the same reaction to this painting but not actually followed the thought process of why and you've hit the nail on the head. 

Hope you've managed to have a lovely break. 

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I am so sorry to hear that -

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

I am so sorry to hear that - how awful. What a terrible year this is. At least you did manage to visit, which no doubt would have meant the world to her.

It's a beautiful poem.  

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In the early mornings, when I

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

In the early mornings, when I go for a run with the hound and it's still dark, I hear the owls in the trees and it is like they're in conversation with the night. Perfectly put.

I read this and found myself saying out loud, "That's f***ing...

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No probs, it's wonderful. 

Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2020

No probs, it's wonderful. 

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Posted in Morning

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Congrats - this marvellous

Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2020

Congrats - this marvellous poem is our Pick of the Day -- please do share on social! 

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"breath of oak" Read that a

Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2020

"breath of oak" Read that a few times. It's so good. 

Loved the ethereal feel of this. Again.

 

 

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