Mark Burrow

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I have 75 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 62130 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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Cherry

Tina

I caught this boy, Dan, gawping at my ankle chain in a maths class once… I was like, “Oi, Noncy Nonce, stop perving at me.” Everyone was cracking up...
Gold cherry

The Riots

The news showed footage of shop windows being smashed. Cars tipped on their sides and set alight. Rioters lobbed stones and bottles at the police. A...

Love Shapes

I met a man with tattoos in a pub who told me that love is shaped like an English poppy. I laughed in his face. “A poppy? What kind of idiot are you...
Cherry

An Imperial Man

The fare gazed out the back of the cab as we crossed the Thames, eyes fixed on the night black water. At first, I thought the tranny would be chatty and bubbly like they were on TV or in panto.

Lilly Ng and the Starlight Burger Bar

1. Career Opportunities When Leon Fish was 15-years old he told Mr Bier, his depressed and cynical Careers teacher, that he wanted to become a captain of industry.

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73 of my comments have received 75 Great Feedback votes

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Poignant was the word that

Posted on Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Poignant was the word that came to me as well. The tone of this is spot on. It's crazy how all the safety nets for the most vulnerable are being systematically removed. 

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Posted in On The Covid Road To Armageddon

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Yes, you've hit the nail on

Posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2020

Yes, you've hit the nail on the head with this Luigi. I sometimes think this vile pandemic is just a little taster of what's to come if we don't act soon. 

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Posted in As the Walrus Said

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The contrasts in the imagery

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

The contrasts in the imagery are great. Well deserved pick of the day. 

You're very welcome to simply listen in for the Zoom reading if you wish. No pressure - but understand if you prefer not to. 

 

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Posted in Boys From An Ancient Wood

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The style of this feels

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

The style of this feels different. Love how the voice carries you along -- the ending didn't quite land for me, though (I think it's the mass depondency paragraph). 

However, this did remind me an episode of Kilroy, where a bloke from...

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Posted in Minnesota Fats

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"thin and permeable air".

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020

"thin and permeable air". Beautiful poem. Loved it. 

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Posted in Love is a Labour

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This is spuddy great! 

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

This is spuddy great! 

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Posted in Boiled, Deep-fried, Steamed and Mashed

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Haha! I'm intrigued by the

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

Haha! I'm intrigued by the horn, poodle and WD40. Yes, it needs more. Agreed .The challenge I set myself was to keep it at 250 words. I want to write v short pieces while trying to finish a longer piece of work. I should try another version to...

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Posted in Not too Much to Ask

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Wistful is the word. It has

Posted on Sun, 14 Jun 2020

Wistful is the word. It has this sense of memories ebbing and flowing. "We can make-believe it's Sunday, when the silence is only the pause before we begin again..." Superb. 

 

 

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Posted in Shark Eye Shell

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I love how the imagery and

Posted on Tue, 09 Jun 2020

I love how the imagery and dialogue are interlaced. The cloud imagery against the shop works really well together. You build a mood of lives changing in mundane moments, especially in the exchange where the guy says,  "Shur I’ve me whole life...

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Posted in You Wouldn't Call It An Earthquake Exactly

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I liked how this immediately

Posted on Sat, 23 May 2020

I liked how this immediately carried me along. It's hard to do so hats off. Some cracking turns of phrase too - "the cold flannel of facts". I might have to use that!

Thanks for posting this.  

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Posted in How To Be Authentic

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