Mark Say

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I have 52 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 64464 times and 67 of my stories have been cherry picked.
91 of my 559 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 93 votes

My stories

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Ghost Village

A man returns to the scene of a childhood tragedy
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Angels Throwing Stones

A theological fantasy, inspired by Natalia Goncharova
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Cow’s Skull with Calico Roses

A man watches his wife stage a mysterious ritual in the New Mexico desert. Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe
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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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91 of my comments have received 93 Great Feedback votes

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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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Tantalising images, and I

Posted on Sat, 21 Jan 2023

Tantalising images, and I like the nod to Edgar Allen Poe.

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Posted in Welkin Spirit

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Intriguing images ....

Posted on Sun, 15 Jan 2023

... and a mysterious ring to it, but also a hint of something uplifting at the end. Good one Laurie.

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Posted in The bridge of Sante Fe

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Made me smile

Posted on Wed, 28 Dec 2022

Wetherspoons ... great place for a first date.

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Posted in The Tinder Date (Tinder is the night)

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Short, bitter sweet and very

Posted on Sun, 11 Dec 2022

Short, bitter sweet and very powerful. I think you convey all the emotions in this with great skill.

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Posted in May you live all the days of your life

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15?

Posted on Wed, 23 Nov 2022

I think there's valid scope for argument as to how that young woman truly feels about what she did a few years ago. I don't have a position on that; like most people I'm too far detachjed to really know her state of mind. But the fact remains...

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Posted in Fifteen.

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Good one Laurie

Posted on Fri, 04 Nov 2022

I love the sense of defiance against the inevitable in the final stanza.

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Posted in Old

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Good one Ewan

Posted on Sun, 06 Nov 2022

Assuming this is written from a perspective of around 20+ years ago, as references suggest World War One and it mentions the ex-soldier's centenary. Good in conveying a lot through a handful of vivid images.

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Posted in On Ainley Top Looking Down

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