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I have 45 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 26618 times and one story has been cherrypicked.

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Mark Logie

Born in Camberwell, southeast London, I have always been a keen reader and from about the age of nine started writing the occasional story for my own pleasure. Over the next few years, an interest in filmmaking distracted me from writing; later on, I worked briefly as a runner for a video production company, before turning back to writing.

My first novel for young adults, "Deadfall" (a thriller for 12-year-olds & over about terrorism and computer-hacking), was published in 2012, the Kindle edition reaching the top 60 in Amazon's US bestseller list for teen spy books.

My poetry and short fiction for adults have won awards from CanYouWrite and ABC Tales. Also, I am an occasional reviewer for The Compulsive Reader website.

My blog is at

My stories

A review of Channel D’s new album, “Unravelling”

Although its darkness is a little too unrelenting, Unravelling is a virtuoso performance, but it is much more than that. The long-awaited follow-up...

How the film “Stand by Me” shows children are stronger than we think

Do some children cope better with being overlooked by their parents than others? I found myself wondering that after watching Rob Reiner’s film Stand...

All about the terrible freedom of adulthood

As they say, “If I may be personal for a moment ...” It is now thirty years since I left school and, when I went to visit some twenty-five years ago...

The importance of teaching computer programming to young children

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph last year, British schoolchildren would, under a new curriculum, learn how to write simple computer...

How like Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” has our society become?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four , the rulers of Oceania, the all-powerful Party, have three fundamental slogans: “War is peace...