Stephen Thom

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I have 136 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 158413 times and 164 of my stories have been cherry picked.
148 of my 1,178 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 155 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

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Cherry

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Cherry

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148 of my comments have received 155 Great Feedback votes

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You've crafted something

Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018

You've crafted something pretty and warm and intriguing. Loved 'cool-water gaze', perfect description. I think the tone is really important here and you've got it down, warm inviting prose

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Posted in The Empathy Files. The Angel of Empathy (3)

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Pretty, taut prose, lots of

Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018

Pretty, taut prose, lots of nice observational touches... subject suits your style too... always a strong heart/humanity underpinning everything you write I think... 

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Posted in The Empathy Files. The Angel of Empathy (2)

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Very affecting& transportive.

Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018

Very affecting& transportive. Beautiful diction and word combinations 'mind's oceanic slew', 'iron squall of sea', 'words slap and slur like breakers against rock'. A real language treat. Felt sad reading it but the 'steadfast against...

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Posted in Out of Season

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Very real, tender, sad and

Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018

Very real, tender, sad and thoughtful. The last paragraph is very pretty, in a sad way

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Posted in "Would she notice?"

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A tough read, well-written.

Posted on Mon, 29 Oct 2018

A tough read, well-written. Little observational touches helped draw me in (pills in dosette box etc) and the thought processes and dialogue were really effective and affecting in their own way. Good work

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Posted in A Weekend with Family

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'I will always identify that

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018

'I will always identify that those were the good days' beautiful words, beautiful piece

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Posted in The Chair

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Very affecting and honest.

Posted on Sun, 29 Jul 2018

Very affecting and honest. Tidy writing throughout too, you put yourself into it and it carries over to the reader. Lovely piece

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Posted in Those Moments

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Nicely done. Something

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Nicely done. Something different. Alliteration and sound and feeling. Like the word combinations - murmur curdles / rush chasmed / susurrus spray. Like this willingness to play with and create new images and ways of presenting words, it's brave...

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Posted in Chutes of Spring

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There's some brilliant

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2018

There's some brilliant options. 'by ginger.' 'Dang my melt' laugh

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Posted in Pins (1)

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Interesting piece. It's all

Posted on Tue, 23 Jan 2018

Interesting piece. It's all relative, experience of life, and it feels a joyous, pretty moment. The title feels well chosen, in that way that there is often explaining. I may be reading it wrong - it's late. Much enjoyed though, good work

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Posted in She Explained

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