Tom Brown

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I have 182 stories published in 20 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 136031 times and 9 of my stories have been cherry picked.
228 of my 1,818 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 233 votes

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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

Dying In Debt

I want to go like my gangster Uncle Buster. Five hundred million in the red. Pulled off the highway in his Porsche shot in the head they drove off he...

The Miracle Worker – Eugène Marais

Eugène Nielen Marais was a South African lawyer an advocate, naturalist, journalist and editor, writer as well as accomplished and famous hypnotist...
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Exploring a New world

Butterflies dragonflies frogs and tadpoles from streams and pools between reeds and lilies catching ladybugs and digging up earthworms under rocks...
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A world of fantasy and wonders

As a small child after an afternoon shower walking alone along the road I saw a small dirty oily puddle with all kinds of magic colours flowing into...
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Glowing Embers

Flames in ancient African fires dwindling, Wisdom is sold in the desolate market where none can come to buy, and in the whithered field where the...
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228 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes

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Someone you acknowedge just

Posted on Sun, 27 Sep 2020

Someone you acknowedge just in passing, just a nod perhaps, a "non-person". Yet he is actually one of the most important people, can you imagine how it would looked if no-one cleaned? A janitor they call him in his noble and selfless calling....

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Posted in Cleaner - County Building

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Very nice Granny!

Posted on Sat, 19 Sep 2020

Very nice Granny! Kids learn contrasts and opposites, with rhymes to remember! This is how we learn and it's much better than TV and computers.

All the best, look after them to them belongs tomorrow! Tom Brown

 

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Posted in Kids’ Contrasts

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I don't understand

Posted on Thu, 13 Aug 2020

I don't understand the story but you've got alcoholic spelt wrong. Happens to the best of us. This is a bit wierd actually.

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Posted in How To Be An Alcoholic

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Enjoyed, Jacqueline!

Posted on Thu, 23 Apr 2020

Enjoyed, Jacqueline! Sorry about that .. . .!

Well written! Tom

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Posted in A dream of à DAY in the country

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My careers teacher banned me

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020

My careers teacher banned me fro her classs for ever so I started packing my school case ans she said no I must wait for her to speak to the headmaster. This was just before the school final exam nothing came of it. Second-last period. We all...

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Posted in The Careers Teacher

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It often happens

Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2020

It often happens especially if you are too ambitious with the sizes when buying pants and instead of losing weight as hoped, you the pick up weight and this is the result. Or maybe hand-me-downs but those are usually too big.

Good luck!...

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Posted in The Boy with Tight Underpants

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Joyful story happy conclusion!

Posted on Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Joyful story happy conclusion! Cute! Guess one has to be a father before you can be a grandfather?! Moms too .. .  .. You are a grandfather Richard? Cheers! Tom

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Posted in The Birthday Girl

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Hugging a tree sounds

Posted on Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Hugging a tree sounds like a great idea, a teddybear too is very affective!

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Posted in Needing Hugs

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PS.

Posted on Thu, 06 Aug 2020

My comment was very sincere. By the way I think the age restriction is unnecessary, it may apply for some of the other episodes.

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Posted in Disenchantment 10

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Gripping

Posted on Thu, 06 Aug 2020

Gripping. Brilliant. You must be a professional writer, Gawain Gnosta, if you wrote a book I would buy it and read it.

All the best! Tom Brown

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Posted in Disenchantment 10

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