Stephen Thom

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My stories have been read 49846 times and 59 of my stories have been cherry picked.
90 of my 569 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 92 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

My stories

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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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Cocoon

The van beat a clunking, jittery path through the endless twists of gravel road. The driver flicked his fag butt out the window. 'You got three days...
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String

Alongside The envelope was cut clear from the blue of the carpet. K stooped to pick it up. He was turning to deposit it beside the phone when...
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Waves

Rain spat bitterly, and the wind buffeted him along. The shop windows carried Tom's blurry reflection under veils of condensation, slipping in and...

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90 of my comments have received 92 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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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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I liked the feel of this, and

Posted on Sun, 31 Jan 2016

I liked the feel of this, and the thoughts amongst the water images. Particularly enjoyed Where shuddering grasses(lovely)/Offer yellow jewels to the sun(also lovely)/And muddy waters pass/As though I'd never been or gone, v lovely final line....

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Posted in Seen from a distance

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Germans it is! Cheers insert,

Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2016

Germans it is! Cheers insert, will sort that later (or start a new genre, historical (-ly inaccurate) fiction)

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Posted in As long as sea beats on stone

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