Mark Burrow

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I have 81 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80608 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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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.

The Bright Side

Elaine is a northerner and she is happy when Manchester United win a football match. “How are we this morning?” she said, perkily. “We need to change these sheets, don’t we?"

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107 of my comments have received 110 Great Feedback votes

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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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I always think of ghosts as

Posted on Fri, 08 May 2020

I always think of ghosts as our most powerful memories.

Lovely poem. 

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Posted in All the lost places

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This caught some of the

Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019

This caught some of the feelings I've had but never thought to put into words.

Really liked this: we darted the portrait galleries / of these fragments of lives / chipped into stone.

Superb. 

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Posted in Graveyards

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Enjoyed this -- lyrical and

Posted on Sat, 26 Oct 2019

Enjoyed this -- lyrical and strangely fierce at the same time.  

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Posted in Wood Anemones

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I can read both! The pic is

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019

I can read both! The pic is from WikiArt - Street of Brothels - Otto Dix -- So I think it's fine to use.

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Posted in More Chilli Sauce, Mate

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A nice surprise and very much

Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019

A nice surprise and very much appreciated! The dog stared at me like I'd lost my mind having a run-through of reading this out loud earlier - good times.     

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Posted in The Pigeon Variant

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