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I have 45 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 25809 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

Glasswater Island

Breakers roll in from the xenlands beyond As I click free from my seat-belt, A causeway of black canvas, A defence against life itself. Open the car...

Who’s afraid of the big, bad homeless man?

Near where I live is a small urban park bisected by a fast road. On one side is a strip of wasteland where in the spring and summer there are often...

Into the bright lights of the city – and danger

Why do some children and teenagers run away from home? That question has been circling round my mind as I read Oliver Twist . What drives young...

What the dickens! “Oliver Twist” a horror novel?

I’ve just started reading Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist (yet again!) and an unworthy – nay, evil – thought soon entered my mind. We have...

A sense of guilt is an essential human trait

“Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are condemned to repeat them.” That quote – which, it turns out, I remembered incorrectly – is...