Stephen Thom

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I have 136 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 139763 times and 164 of my stories have been cherry picked.
152 of my 1,205 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 157 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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152 of my comments have received 157 Great Feedback votes

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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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this was really effective.

Posted on Sat, 09 Jan 2016

this was really effective. people work in patterns huh? so it's easy to fall into patterns and feed off/mirror the people around you emotionally. structure was neatly done and brings out the content v well. hope you're well! :)

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Posted in Mother, mirror, daughter

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very lovely and lyrical and

Posted on Sun, 10 Jan 2016

very lovely and lyrical and uplifting. the way it was set out supported the message well. liked the run of 'b' sounds in 'But buried under acceptance/Beats a childhood desire'. great work :)

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Posted in In A Lifetime...

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enjoyed this, very well

Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2015

enjoyed this, very well written, it came together really well. liked the word choice scattered throughout the first two viewpoints, ramped up the disdain...smacking, suck, squelch, revolting, greasy. Shifts felt like something different, and I...

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Posted in Lovebirds

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marvellous, marvellous visual

Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2015

marvellous, marvellous visual and fantastic, ethereal transportive quality, loved moments/phrases 'skies of the blackest lace', 'trapped behind wires' and 'sadness overwhelmed your wings'. v imaginative, swells to an uplifting ending

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Posted in Free (Poetry monthly)

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wow this is a sensory treat..

Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2015

wow this is a sensory treat... you must become very attuned to sound, naturally, over time... seems v effortless - here at the start there is the sharp 'k' sound 'ivory-musk drifting in the fickleness /of a dally-day dusk', & also the d...

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Posted in On Preparing a Fruit Salad

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good work, enjoyed this, felt

Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2015

good work, enjoyed this, felt like being pulled around on an epic journey. interesting sweep of thoughts, too, liked lines like 'In non-existing colour/In non-existing time' ...

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Posted in Infinity

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