Stephen Thom

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I have 136 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 220120 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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144 of my comments have received 149 Great Feedback votes

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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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thought this was really

Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2015

thought this was really pretty. transferring these thoughts onto clothing works well, kinda liked the 'f' sounds in the 2nd stanza (fibres, fall, fragrance) and the 's' sounds in the last (senses, salty, spicy, essence), tied in well with the...

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Posted in There you are

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like how adaptable you are...

Posted on Sun, 11 Oct 2015

like how adaptable you are... keep pushing the envelope... can see the constants of great use of sound and sense again... really liked the sun:  'I can almost hear it vibrating'; the swishing and lingering, coils and cracks in this stranger...

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Posted in My Problem with Peyote

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hey! this is wonderful work.

Posted on Mon, 24 Aug 2015

hey! this is wonderful work. you certainly achieved a feeling of momentum in it, pacing along on the rolling commas and 'y' sounds. i liked the way the commas increased at the end, framing 2/3/4 word bursts, as if in a sprint finish, whilst the...

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Posted in running in the rain

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good work, gothic atmosphere

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015

good work, gothic atmosphere twisted up right at the end. nice stylised descriptions&lovely moments scattered throughout - 'playing pitter patter in the back of her tired mind' later, and 'waves of sadness crashed up on the shore'...

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Posted in Weeping Willow

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effective piece... projects a

Posted on Thu, 13 Aug 2015

effective piece... projects a level of feeling well...  some lovely poetic prose moments weaved in eg. 'until my remaining days became remaining hours.'/'glow of the moon gently wash over my skin' i agree with the above comment re: metaphors, the...

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Posted in Soft Men Don't Stay

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v lovely, liked the

Posted on Tue, 18 Aug 2015

v lovely, liked the repetitions of 'and then'- changing finally to 'but then'- and 'the key of evening/curtly tuning/the calcified stone.' is a beautiful moment. wonderful level of feeling. :-)

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Posted in And then us

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