Stephen Thom

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I have 136 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 135077 times and 164 of my stories have been cherry picked.
151 of my 1,206 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 156 votes

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Stephen Thom

Carrbridge/Edinburgh 

Mandolin strummer in a folk-rock band 'Dante' https://www.youtube.com/user/wearedante

@StephenThom3

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151 of my comments have received 156 Great Feedback votes

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captured these moments with

Posted on Wed, 14 Jan 2015

captured these moments with lovely, delicate subtle word combinations...lines like reaching through the drivers door/to conjure up a metallic scraping/until the engine bubbled into life/like a mountain spring bottling these little cameos, as you...

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Posted in The Mechanic

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Lovely descriptions in this

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020

Lovely descriptions in this part. Street lamps that would never light etc. Clouding the moon for the first time that night is great. Also went down slow, like a bull in the ring. Continues to be intriguing 

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Posted in "Something Called a Burner " Mr Martínez Three

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'echoes cackling in the belly

Posted on Mon, 04 May 2020

'echoes cackling in the belly of dead machines' / 'a thousand distant rooftops trembling'...

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Posted in Canal Walk in Summer

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Very pretty. Beautiful final

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Very pretty. Beautiful final line. You have a great natural style, like your writing is completely a part of you

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Posted in Now

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wow, this is wonderful;

Posted on Sun, 01 Feb 2015

wow, this is wonderful; condensed so much backstory&possibilities&images into such a short piece, just absolutely the right words. that last paragraph is absolutely gorgeous. lovely title too. look forward to following more of your work...

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Posted in What the sky said

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pink plumed stiff quiffed, 

Posted on Sun, 11 Jan 2015

pink plumed stiff quiffed,  pan-sticked pale as a vampire, many excellent descriptions, vivid lively edgy&sparky writing, you are in a wonderful creative moment :-)

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Posted in Tin Girl

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Wow this had a lot of impact.

Posted on Tue, 02 Dec 2014

Wow this had a lot of impact. Clearly a v hard subject but I think it is wonderful as well to be able to convey these things in this way and gain a better and more compassionate understanding through reading and think it over and apply in your...

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Posted in Breaking Glass

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'watched the tail lights

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2020

'watched the tail lights until they were as small as two lit cigarettes' is fantastic. Nice comeback from Martinez, liked the chest-cam reminder. great read again

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Posted in "Maybe I'm Waiting for Your Mother" [Mr Martínez Sixteen]

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Nice, Martinez gets some bad

Posted on Thu, 20 Aug 2020

Nice, Martinez gets some bad-ass dialogue in this part. Great pace and escalating danger in these parts. Continues to be absorbing, like that many things are only hinted at, like the uncertainty

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Posted in "You’ll Be the Second to Know" [Mr Martínez Twelve]

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Cracking piece, complete

Posted on Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Cracking piece, complete surprise halfway through, reminded me a bit of Murakami. Didn't realise this was part of something longer - will have to check back. Great stuff, man ...

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Posted in No Eagles Allowed

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