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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

What “Lord of the Flies” tells us about terrorists

Last October (2014) I started reading William Golding’s Lord of the Flies for perhaps the second time since studying it when I was at school. One...

Panic and alienation on the streets of London

Nineteen years ago I was travelling home from college on the train one day, thinking about an upcoming assessment and the work I needed to do for it...

Stephen King's "Cell": cyber-terrorism & the new apocalypse

In Stephen King’s apocalyptic novel Cell every mobile phone network in the world transmits a virus and everyone using their phone at the time either...

The appeal of the apocalypse

The end of the world is all the rage nowadays, as popular with authors and directors as with readers and viewers. Take a random selection of...

Are mobile phones turning us into dysfunctional zombies?

Everywhere I go I see people using mobile phones: as they walk along the streets; sitting on trains, chatting (“I’m on the train”); and, in one case...