Mark Burrow

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I have 56 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
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My stories


The visit

A passer-by wouldn’t notice the white plastic handle fastened next to the front door.

Baby likes

‘Shots.’ ‘Not tequila. Tequila makes me ill.’ ‘No, tequila’s awesome.’ ‘Sambuca?’ ‘I hate aniseed.’

The bruise

I hold my arm aloft. The GP, a well-spoken man in his fifties, tells me ‘it’s only a bruise’. ‘Why won’t it go, then?’

English Country Garden

I could laze here among the weeds of the garden for a thousand years. Irene waters her roses next door, looking at me askance. I know you’re watching me Irene because I’m watching you.

All phone calls after midnight are bad calls

(2500 words) Pyser Lee slept badly on Sunday nights. He worried about the week ahead, work. Having finally drifted off, he didn't want to go to the kitchen and answer his ringing phone. 'You have to answer it,' said Miranda sleepily.