Tom Brown

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My stories have been read 136031 times and 9 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Tom Brown

Apart from studies in the natural sciences I am interested in languages and literature in general as well as religion. Lately I have been writing more popular general interest essays and also trying for a bit of balance with mathematics and while keeping things understandable for most people.

I am South-African born and bred. At high school I excelled in science and mathematics competitions and completed two years of mechanical engineering with very good results. That didn't work out due to ill health. I have had permanent teaching positions at Unisa and at Wits.

Graduating with an MSc under WK Bartoszek (Unisa 1997) and a PhD under N Sauer (Pretoria 2006) formal interests would be in abstract analysis: Markov operators and stochastic processes; vector valued Laplace transforms applied to semigroups and families of evolution equations (empathies). It has now been quite a while since I was academically active I don't have much published. The way things have developed was beyond my control and I am very isolated.

Favourite authors are Jules Verne, HG Wells and Jack London, Shakespeare and poets William Blake and Dylan Thomas. I like adventure, science fiction and fantasy movies my all time greatest are the Narnia stories and the Lord of the Rings.

The meal best enjoyed is a breakfast of bacon eggs on toast fried chips with fresh orange juice, and for supper an ox-tail stew. I like eating out romantic. For recreation nature hikes, camping and fishing, listening to good music and reading, classics mostly, and good movies. I love dogs my best one was a Maltese poodle Freddy. I love rain and lightning thunderstorms and rainbows. As well as writing and publishing here on Abctales.

God is in the details. God is in the timing.

My stories

Crazy Sumcrax

MIKE … Comes out the bathroom– “Dad you got your jocks wrong way round and inside out. “Brilliant my boy! How did you know? “The skid marks are in...

Time Gentlemen!

What do you call a widower remarrying? The triumph of hope over experience. The institution of holy monotony. When does a man stop wanking? When his...

Love Longsuffering

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. ~ Genesis 29: 20 As a hart roams in the...

Manners Please!

 “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman; Be he alive or be he dead, “I'll grind his bones to make my bread.” “Puddin's burnt”...

Love & War

A man is like a wooden plank floor. If you nail him properly at the start you can walk over him the rest of your life. When do you know that you have...


228 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes

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good advise

Posted on Sat, 22 Mar 2014

Thanks Nolan, see you around. Tom

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Posted in Frogs in the milk

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knock-knock knockin' on heaven's door

Posted on Tue, 27 May 2014

'The grey mist descends, caressing, seducing. Life trickles out of me.' "Feels like I'm knocking on heaven's door."

Excellent poem. You catch the mood perfectly. Keep well. Tom Brown

PS. But perhaps it's a love poem? In which case I...

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Posted in How I died

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I'm flattered. I'm humbled.

Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2013

I'm flattered. I'm humbled. I simply wrote it as I saw it, as it was. Sincerely- TomRead full comment

Posted in White Stallions

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Nobody knows the trouble

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2009

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen Nobody knows but Jesus ~ &Read full comment

Posted in A mathematical defence

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“Twinkle twinkle little

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2009

“Twinkle twinkle little bat How I wonder what you’re at?” Copy copy copycat Copy copy silly rat!Read full comment

Posted in To Mirhandah

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I'm taken.

Posted on Sun, 27 Sep 2009

I'm taken.Read full comment

Posted in the dude