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I have 209 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 143810 times and 39 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Mark Ashley


My stories

X) Who Are You

You are secret scribbles on coloured card, And forgotten names in dusty halls. You are the life that runs through golden field, And furtive fumblings...

What we see if we choose to look

sliced upon slate my glowing spark in a lost fireplace we see only what our eyes allow drift on billowing currents of warmed air and mud leaves...

V) To William

to William Blake

Unfinished rant

and what are we stir stick disposable cardboard cutouts renting rooms in a take-away life quick fix made-for-TV remakes of the children we wanted to...

The Sunday After

My haze cloud memory And pain ache hobble Rode through the lights That framed your kiss And placed you full faced In the sweet warm silent