Stephen Thom

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I have 136 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 225556 times and 164 of my stories have been cherry picked.
144 of my 1,169 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 149 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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Cherry

Aura (16)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Cherry

Aura (15)

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Cherry

Aura (14)

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Cherry

Aura (13)

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Cherry

Aura (12)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0

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144 of my comments have received 149 Great Feedback votes

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i read this as being quite

Posted on Fri, 16 Jan 2015

i read this as being quite dark amongst the lovely images...grasping for meaning that can't be reached but ultimately finding happiness in fleeting moments (all there is), always passing into fractured unreliable memories. maybe reading too deep...

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Posted in Bubble-blow, Thistledown and Candyfloss

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yes i agree with noo you

Posted on Sat, 10 Jan 2015

yes i agree with noo you managed to weave interesting ideas together fluidly to create a lovely layered whole. the myth aspects, the giant serpent etc mirrored the couples new myth sparky narration&dialogue leading us through&subtly...

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Posted in The Hill in the Pale

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Ah I thought this was

Posted on Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Ah I thought this was absolutely lovely writing, delicate touches like 'thin needle cut/through the grey/pushing, entering' and the alliterative spike of 'mottled marble/fleeting flutter', lovely subtle word combinations and otherworldly...

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Posted in Opaque sky

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enjoyed ,onto the next parts,

Posted on Sun, 04 Jan 2015

enjoyed ,onto the next parts, liked the reflective conversational style, short punchy sentences lots of personality within the narration('I give him his drink and then continue with something like.')&cool sparky dialogue, characters&their...

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Posted in Bar Stool Preacher

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another transportive,

Posted on Tue, 06 Jan 2015

another transportive, evocative, chilly wonder...i loved bleaching the land, and the cold alliterative rattle of barren, bare bleak hills, contrasted at the end with welcoming/warmth. also soil's deep sleep, very delicate and vital word choice....

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Posted in January

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thought this was very dark

Posted on Fri, 12 Dec 2014

thought this was very dark and atmospheric with a real,close undercurrent and a v effective final line lifting it somewhere else...the passageways of stainless steel set the tone/images, but straight, stark descriptions like 'brilliant as an...

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Posted in Name

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i am really enjoying the

Posted on Fri, 12 Dec 2014

i am really enjoying the transportively descriptive nature of your poems! The fluid alliterative moments, sparky images 'fuzzy daubs'  and rhythmic vivid feeling 'drizzle, mizzle, rubbed, dabbed' fit/flow together brilliantly to convey these...

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Posted in Gloom’s End

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Very lovely to read, shimmers

Posted on Sat, 13 Dec 2014

Very lovely to read, shimmers with interpretive possiblity beyond the story it tells. 

Lovely touches throughout, simple yet effective in moments close to ourselves like she 'delicately shined', was 'always lifted by the kindness around...

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Posted in Waiting for a Train to Remember

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A really tricky balance, I

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014

A really tricky balance, I appreciated the sentiments expressed here. I liked the structure and again it made me wish to know more about how poems are constructed, the technical side, I must look for a starting point today. The early repetition...

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Posted in No Ties (IP)

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all coming together really

Posted on Wed, 10 Dec 2014

all coming together really well reading these recent ones the mixture of abstract/ethereal/grounding in real human stories is weaving together fluidly and makes for interesting engaging reading.

Saw this as a strong keynote sentence,for...

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Posted in Gas Mark Zero

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