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I have 36 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 23847 times and 47 of my stories have been cherry picked.
35 of my 324 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 34 votes

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Mark Say

My stories

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New Year’s Eve, 1999

Hours from the turn of the century, an old man recalls an episode of terrified desperation from his youth.
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Big Macs in Bangkok

A disturbing sight, a reckless reaction ... and then ...
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The Rubber Face

A stranger in a market, lemon juice, an act of violence
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Resurrection

A short story inspired by the Stanley Spencer painting.
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Izzy Wizzy

A tortured man ... dark magic ... and Sooty.

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35 of my comments have received 34 Great Feedback votes

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Ha ha ha!

Posted on Sun, 28 Jan 2018

I'm sure plenty of us 'mature' male readers will identify with this. A nice combination of frustration and funny. Nice one shackleton.

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Posted in A Younger Man's Trousers

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Very effective

Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017

It shows how efforts to deal with a social problem with a strong degree of humanity have been undermined in recent years. Excellent piece Elsie.

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Posted in 2002-05 My memories of working at a hostel for homeless men

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Yes, it's like that ...

Posted on Sat, 30 Jul 2016

... and that's speaking as someone who's spent decades commuting in London.

Very impressive torscot.

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Posted in District Line ( London competition)

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Simple but uplifting

Posted on Sun, 10 Jan 2016

A few well chosen phrases, an uncomplicated but effective construction, and a postive message. LIked this.

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Posted in In A Lifetime...

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Interesting idea

Posted on Sat, 19 Dec 2015

I got into this from the first few lines, and found the shift to a human character interesting, but felt it was left open ended. Is it meant to be the beginning of a longer work

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Posted in Raal

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So good

Posted on Sat, 14 Nov 2015

As always, it's poignant without being sentimental, and I love the way you mix the realist images of the hospital with the spiritual visions of a departing soul. Lovely Bee.

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Posted in 57

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Painful but sweet

Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2015

Great story Silver. You've created an awful situation, tapped into some deeply uncomfortable emotions, but produced something that's ultimately life affirming. Terrific.

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Posted in The X Factor

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Excellent

Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2015

Agree with A on this: pace and structure are perfect and it does a great job at conveying the anxiety attached to cold judgements passed by others. We all know this is a world full of grey areas and nuance, but often we're judged on black and...

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Posted in Result (Inspiration Point)

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Sad and charming

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015

Lovely poem Silver. I like the way you convey the sense that we might try to concentrate our memories in objects that can then be discarded, but that we can never really do so. Short, bitter sweet and quite moving.

One little point: I...

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Posted in Moving On

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Ouch!

Posted on Sat, 28 Feb 2015

Prickly and painful in its emotions, but I like this for the way it conveys the harm we can do to each other through not talking.

 

Good one Basket Case.

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Posted in I couldn't ask, you wouldn't say.

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