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

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148 of my comments have received 155 Great Feedback votes

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Nice images, nice

Posted on Wed, 17 Jan 2018

Nice images, nice alliterative touches, nice compound words. 'A dot of momentum - ' is a pretty close. Enjoyed.

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Posted in Snowflakes

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Real strong work. Thoughtful,

Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018

Real strong work. Thoughtful, touching, entertaining and funny too. Nice tone/ way of relating this to the reader, too... natural. Props, much enjoyed. ...

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Posted in The Journey Back

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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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Sharp prose, vivid dialogue

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017

Sharp prose, vivid dialogue and a sweet story. Liked the attention to detail /touches throughout, key workers, beanie hats, fingerless gloves, pulled me in. Great work!

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Posted in Anne and Martin

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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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