Mark Burrow

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I have 89 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 127567 times and 172 of my stories have been cherry picked.
115 of my 726 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 118 votes

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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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Ticking

The owner of the restaurant, Pete, fired Darren for arguing with a customer. Darren was adamant he did nothing wrong.

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115 of my comments have received 118 Great Feedback votes

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Lovely poem. I was 19 when I

Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021

Lovely poem. I was 19 when I first saw the alps. I'll never forget it. You've captured that feeling here. 

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Posted in A Secret Forest

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Very lucky. I did Rajasthan

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Very lucky. I did Rajasthan and then down to Goa (Arambol) for Christmas and New Year with friends (full moon parties!). I then decided I wanted alone time and travelled back up to Varanasi to watch the funeral pyres (moody). I found a room that...

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Posted in The Haunted Fort of Bhangarh

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This is brilliant. I spent

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

This is brilliant. I spent three months in India. It's my favourite country by far and I'm determined to go back. You've really captured it here, especially the little details. The story bubbling underneath gives it real life. Nice one. 

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Posted in The Haunted Fort of Bhangarh

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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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Posted in How do you forgive a parent?

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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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Posted in Last Things

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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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Posted in Memento

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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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Posted in Why didn’t I really like it?

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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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Posted in Morning

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