Mark Burrow

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I have 81 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 83390 times and 149 of my stories have been cherry picked.
108 of my 651 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 111 votes

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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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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...
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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...
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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.

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108 of my comments have received 111 Great Feedback votes

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Beautufully done. 

Posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2020

Beautifully done. 

And I want one for Christmas. 

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Posted in Darwin’s Creatures

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Haha! I really am!   

Posted on Sun, 06 Dec 2020

Haha! I really am! 

 

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Posted in Friendship

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No problem, Grace. Good to

Posted on Fri, 04 Dec 2020

No problem, Grace. Good to have some nice plans for a happier year ahead! 

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Posted in The Three Gardens. Part Five.

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Sounds like a very nice plan.

Posted on Fri, 04 Dec 2020

Sounds like a very nice plan. 

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Posted in The Three Gardens. Part Five.

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Really admire how you blend

Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2020

Really admire how you blend the imagery of animals with the impermanence of consciousness. 

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Posted in Screech

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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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