Stephen Thom

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I have 136 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 219596 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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Cherry

Aura (31)

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

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Cherry

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

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144 of my comments have received 149 Great Feedback votes

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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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v lovely, lovely diction

Posted on Sat, 20 Jun 2015

v lovely, lovely diction throughout (tatted was new for me) loved  'the one who listens
for a question' and the line it led to. lots of thought and beautiful depth but the moments are always there...think celticman has touched on this with...

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Posted in Lace Wings

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very sad and even seems to

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2015

very sad and even seems to move with a certain ominous pace such things must be written about and it is painted with beautiful strokes 'lay howling /on a laundered sheet' / 'I'll have shed/my fat and will look eagerly/round corners'. very lovely...

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Posted in Growing wings

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hi eb some beautiful diction

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2015

hi eb some beautiful diction&lovely word combinations and the stanza beginning 'I thought I sensed breath on my neck', leading to ending, was so close and vivid and full of regret. v neat and pretty but quietly devastating. v much enjoyed.

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Posted in Absence

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