Mark Burrow

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I have 81 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80611 times and 149 of my stories have been cherry picked.
107 of my 648 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 110 votes

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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.
Cherry

Tinder – Ch 10 – Lewis

Some residents were bad. Albert, he was the worst by far.
Cherry

Tinder - ch 4 - Barry

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions. I’m not saying I’m always right.
Cherry

Tinder – Ch 3 – Dee

My younger brother Mike has a terrific sense of humour. He has this infectious laugh that cracks people up.
Cherry

Tinder – Part 2 – Terry

For the past couple of weeks I had been on at Deirdre to let me have a go. ‘That’s one way traffic,’ she’d say, cackling like a hyena.

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107 of my comments have received 110 Great Feedback votes

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Really well-captured and

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Really well-captured and evocative poem. Where I'm living at the mo actually backs onto this forest -- I'd say you nailed it! 

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Posted in Peace In The Forest

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Mission accomplished. This

Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2020

Mission accomplished. This has made me want to rewatch Wild Strawberries. 

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Posted in Bibi Andersson

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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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Excellent. This was my

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020

Excellent. This was my favourite part: 

Right there in the middle of the city, a field.

Noodle stalls watch suspiciously as we move

Through the chicken fog, spitting pans, and away

To a field of wet grass and...

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Posted in The Storm Of A Thousand Years

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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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