Mark Say

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I have 49 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 56699 times and 63 of my stories have been cherry picked.
82 of my 521 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 84 votes

My stories

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Mr Bishop

An old teacher, the word of Jesus, and a longstanding grudge
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I Never Said Hullo

I noticed someone I hadn't seen for almost thirty years
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Story of the week

The Wet Afternoon of Ravilious

A picture on Twitter stirs up memories of a childhood loss
Cherry

You Were Made for Me (2/2)

When the rich can have young people designed, grown and conditioned as their perfect companions
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You Were Made for Me (1/2)

When the rich can have young people designed, grown and conditioned as their perfect companions

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82 of my comments have received 84 Great Feedback votes

2 Votes

Great stuff Colin

Posted on Sun, 19 Jun 2022

I've said that I've struggled with written prose in a strong vernacular like this, but in audio format it's great to my ears. I suppose different media work best for different people.

And I found it quite gripping, conveying a strong sense...

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Posted in Sheep Without a Shepherd (Extract from my debut novel)

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You're welcome ...

Posted on Fri, 31 Jan 2020

That's how I start every day. It's also why the neighbours want me arrested.

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Posted in My Name is Slow Commotion

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Succinct and effective

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

Captures that tension between an intellectual challenge and the desire to avoid a difficult personal entanglement very well. I can sympathise with the narrator.

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Posted in Instinct Dictates

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A damn good story

Posted on Sun, 17 Apr 2022

I like the way you build up a sense of intrigue to reveal something quite remarkable about the character; and the reaction of his daughter is a lovely touch that takes it out on a high note.

Well done Jane.

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Posted in Jai

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Very good

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2022

Unpredictable and a nice twist at the end.

I don't think it needs the intro at all; could work nicely by going straight into the story.

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Posted in Poppy's Smile

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Very dark ...

Posted on Sun, 27 Mar 2022

... but a very human call for compassion. Good one Kilb.

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Posted in The Changeling

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Good story

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2022

Didn't see the twist coming.

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Posted in Wait!

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Forgive me for plagiarism ...

Posted on Sat, 05 Mar 2022

... but I ripped that off from Miles Davis. Opening bars of 'So What?'

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Posted in Ode to Jazz

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All I can say to that is ...

Posted on Sat, 05 Mar 2022

Ba-ba-da-ba-da-ba-da-wup

Waaaah wah!

 

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Posted in Ode to Jazz

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First World problem.

Posted on Fri, 04 Feb 2022

And one that drives many of us crazy. 

How many people have dived into a duvet cover and never been seen again?

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Posted in Duvet!

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