Mark Burrow

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I have 77 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 69899 times and 141 of my stories have been cherry picked.
92 of my 569 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 94 votes

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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.
Cherry

Tinder

Every kid likes to start a fire. For Christian Cumberbatch, fires went beyond a bit of fun.

Waiting for this

Alan pressed the buzzer. A young girl answered. He liked what greeted him. Short skirt. A tee-shirt showing a firm and sizeable pair - very tidy, he thought, stepping by as she closed the door.
Cherry

You say one thing

As I lay here now, thinking about that night, I wonder about myself. How I let what happened happen.
Cherry

Leading the board

Few places could steal your dignity like an office. Its set hours. Clean desk policies. Endless meetings. Health and safety.

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92 of my comments have received 94 Great Feedback votes

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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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It's fantastic news, Drew,

Posted on Sat, 09 May 2020

It's fantastic news, Drew, and well deserved. What I enjoyed the most about Flamingo is the energy and that it didn't sound like anyone else. It reminded me of other writers I admire but you have your own style and craft and that'll see you...

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Posted in Flamingo Dreams

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