Stephen Thom

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I have 136 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 158412 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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Cherry

Aura (31)

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

Aura (30)

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Cherry

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Aura (27)

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

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148 of my comments have received 155 Great Feedback votes

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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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lovely to read more of your

Posted on Fri, 14 Aug 2015

lovely to read more of your prose :-) little flourishes like 'watched a mist that slowly rose to fill The Devil’s Punchbowl.' add so much, it is a v evocative, thoughtful piece and interesting to hear of social dynamics at the time. the chemical...

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Posted in Breaking the Code

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yeah really enjoy being

Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2015

yeah really enjoy being transported into your wanders, there's so much to appreciate in this poem - 'steep green sloping mounds surround' has such a (again transportive) roll to it, 'chaffinch or chats darting from the gorse/ and on the top a sea...

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Posted in Disgwylfa* Hill

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this all came together really

Posted on Sun, 28 Jun 2015

this all came together really well! liked the spark to try something and the execution. think your writing always feel v vivid and alive - lots of little attentive details 'crumples limply in my mouth.' from part 1, use of sound throughout - `...

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Posted in Cravings (Two)

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very transportive and pretty.

Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2015

very transportive and pretty. lovely diction&alliteration rolls well, accentuates the feel. liked the sudden 'his', too, ' his half crescent smile'. don't know much about form and found the info interesting. very much enjoyed :-)

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Posted in While you were sleeping

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yeah this is really beautiful

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2015

yeah this is really beautiful and intricately put together...subtle attention to detail everywhere... from the initial c rattle of 'clambering, climbing – /craving', 'delicately', 'trembles' and 'quiver' dropped throughout, but it was these two...

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Posted in June...

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lovely diction and expression

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2015

lovely diction and expression. this is beautifully written. i liked 'turn on/the smoothest hinge' early on, and the tangled cluster of - later. the use of 'snapping' in the final line is brilliant too. dark thoughts, but wonderful expression...

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Posted in Cripple's Catharsis

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ah this is fantastic! but ah,

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2015

ah this is fantastic! but ah, I don't have the necessary diction to describe how it read - think vera says it best with 'high-brow and quick-speaking'! think there was layers within layers here but it's the rattle of diction and interest that...

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Posted in Flight of the Bumblebee

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