Stephen Thom

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My stories have been read 52530 times and 63 of my stories have been cherry picked.
92 of my 589 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 94 votes

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Stephen Thom

Carrbridge/Edinburgh http://stephenthom.wordpress.com/

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

@StephenThom3

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Happiness is a molecule (2)

Part 1: https://www.abctales.com/story/stephen-thom/happiness-molecule-1 Rhombic The boat was moored on the little island. He groped for the metal...
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Happiness is a molecule (1)

There are seven crystal systems, the structures created by atoms or molecules and their different arrangements into the space, depending on various...
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Panels

The city is composed of rings of white obelisks. The outer ring comprises hundreds of these pillars, and spans thousands of miles. Each interior ring...
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Foundations

Yourself The automatic doors snark an impatient hiss and he rushes out. Clots of rain thrum the sidewalks. He ducks into a phone box and it is a...
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Story of the week

How to make snow

1747 The slip of beach was cold and grey and along it a line of robed figures knelt before the aperture. Heavy rain pasted their cloaks and hoods to...

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92 of my comments have received 94 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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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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might have to add that wee

Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017

might have to add that wee joke into the story...

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Posted in Happiness is a molecule (1)

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Ah 'ferns like dinosaur kits'

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

Ah 'ferns like dinosaur kits' is GENIUS... so much to appreciate here, 'shadow-silt nestled', rattle of pretty alliteration in 'emerald mosses' myriad mound', little touches like 'bright grass-mass' you can see how much craft and thought has gone...

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Posted in time travelling

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Lovely controlled prose, nice

Posted on Sat, 15 Jul 2017

Lovely controlled prose, nice descriptions and diction esp. verbs throughout yes

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Posted in The Day

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Very tender and a hit on the

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016

Very tender and a hit on the senses - economical but clinical word choice throughout - dry, looping, yellowing, scrambling... 'Your shoes still turn inwards - ' is beautiful observation projected. 

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Posted in The Return

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Good work, very effective.

Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2016

Good work, very effective. You describe these feelings and events with empathy and great attention to detail and it translates in the reading... liked the anthropomorphic shadow too, worked well. 

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Posted in Eighteen part one

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Loved.the control of words

Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2016

Loved.the control of words and use of sound throughout, particularly s sounds pulling me into the environment... some lovely compounds too, cloud-bursting weirs, pressure-whoosh, excellent work :)

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Posted in The Softening of Storms

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