MARK ANTHONY PEARCE

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Mark Anthony Pearce lives and works as a Receptionist in Bristol, South West England. Mark’s first collection, co-authored with Danny D. Ford, ‘Perforated By Sirens’ (December 2020) was published by Analog Submission Press. His poetry has been published in University of Essex Poetry Journal, BS Poetry Magazine and online, Inefável, Coronaverses, Winamop, Horror Sleaze Trash, Duane’s PoeTree, Piker Press, Albany Poets, Ten Million Flies, Open Arts Forum & Cacti Fur. Mark’s writing has also featured in ‘Anne Bean: Self Etc’ (Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books, Autumn 2018)

A £1,000 TIP

My mother and her husband are talking to a married couple from Wisconsin probably the same age They describe themselves as nice but very stupid and have been on a number of cruises before one which involved a suicide Apparently it was an Irishman An early morning around 3 AM he jumped overboard with his suitcase and into the darkness he disappeared But the Irishman had left behind a £ 1,000 tip just to...
The fret’s returned soon the windows will need to be cleaned again to wash off all the limescale and bird shit We’ve ended up flicking from channel to channel avoiding the Third Reich’s home movies and a programme about some thespian on the hunt for a brand new cock On one channel a strumpet with her right hand pleasures a gaoler while the inmates giggle to themselves the harlot sighs with resigned desperation a...
‘Number three all over my friend’ for which he’ll charge me £9.50 It’s been a few months since the last haircut One of the other barbers says ‘Oh fuck look at this! He’s put his knob in a cow’s mouth’ Some film on his phone ‘Honestly’ says the chap cutting my hair ‘He showed me a woman blowing a horse’s cock...