Tom Brown

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I have 110 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 59612 times and 3 of my stories have been cherry picked.
62 of my 1,037 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 63 votes

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Tom Brown

 

I consider myself a teacher of mathematics. I have an MSc at the University of
South Africa and a PhD at the University of Pretoria but people mostly know
me as Mr Brown. What gives me most meaning and fulfilment in work is to
encourage and inspire gifted young people, who could face similar difficulties
and adversities than I've had. My main academic research interests would be
in stochastic processes and in the mathematical theory of empathy.
My greatest academic ambition is to consolidate the work of Prof Niko Sauer.
A monumental task. For the love of God and the fear of Mathematics!

 

My stories

Total Artificial Reality

There are already beginnings of crude attempts of “virtual reality”. With the advent of more and more powerful computing machines and video and sound...

Clean Science Fiction

These are short essays written on just a few proposed new ideas for scifi stories. The contributions are speculative of nature they are pure or clean...

Waking into Dreams

In a dream, in sleep, you might realise you are dreaming and wake up but your body is still asleep you can in reality not physically move. It can...

Sleep Paralysis

Night terrors are really terrifying and somehow always seem to come together with personal spiritual struggles in some religious setting and often...

“Out of Body Experiences”

A dark and evil terrible power holds you forcibly to your bed smothering you, you are unable to move or call out or struggle to free yourself...
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62 of my comments have received 63 Great Feedback votes

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it's good to be young

Posted on Fri, 14 Mar 2014

It's good to be young and insane.

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Posted in Mental Illness

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I asked my love

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2019

I asked my love to take a walk just a little walk, down where the waters flow, down by the banks of the old Iho. Do you know the song Parson? Your poem also reminds me of "Diep Rivier" of Eugene Marais.

Your poem's tragic end is masterly...

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Posted in Cabin

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This is really lovely

Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

This is really lovely Donna! So beautiful in its simplicity. The kind of poem I most like to read.

Keep well! Tom

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Posted in The Hills

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Lost on the internet

Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019

So true &

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Posted in 21st Century Kids

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This one guy

Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

This one guy called a friend of mine "deep" so he answered "Then you must be shallow". Reminds of Shakespeare hey? Fascinating dialogue yes. Couragous. And originail is it? Good idea- to keep it short. Good idea yes.

Tom Brown

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Posted in FactoidMan and ShallowMan

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wine

Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Indeed. Drunkenness and anger speak truthfully -Old African proverb

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Posted in In Vino Veritas

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I didn't know of this jelly

Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018

I didn't know of this little jelly blob thing 'till I got blind in one eye for about 2 minutes at work, so later I went to see a doctor he looked he said it's fine the same story as yours. He's got machines and stuff. It happens to everybody they...

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Posted in Vitreous Humourless

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Good old stuff

Posted on Thu, 20 Jun 2013

Good old stuff! Defiant!

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Posted in a junky's lament

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Sala kahle!

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

“Sala kahle” is a Zulu greeting for goodbye. It says “stay well”. For “go well” the greeting is “hamba kahle!”

I gave an attempted phonetic English spelling. I am learning isiZulu it's going slowly but steadily. I find it very difficult....

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Posted in In That Moment

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Sounds good!

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Sounds good! We don't ever get snow here in South-Africa. Never. Most of us haven't even ever seen snow. Only when it's terribly cold sometimes it snows on the mountains. The Cape mountains and the Drakensberg. There in the northern hemishere is...

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Posted in LET THE SEASONS

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