Stephen L. Thompson's Series Page

Steve’s Story Series Page


Most of my stories are stand alone, but a few are either set in the same universe or contain the same characters. I already have a separate page for my Human Republic universe, so this page will deal with my other connected stories.





Tom and Jeremy Stories

If I had known that I would write so many stories with these two characters, I would have named them differently. When I name characters I usually just pick a somewhat common name, like Mike, or John, or Susan; something simple. So when I needed two names for the characters in “Politically Cynical,” I just picked Tom and Jeremy. But as I’ve written more stories with them, I wished I had picked something else because I’ve caught myself calling them Tom and Jerry. But I’ll just have to live with it. Especially if I ever do a Tom and Jeremy anthology.

A friend of mine once asked me if Tom and Jeremy were me and a mutual friend, because she could easily imagine the two of us having these conversations. But I had to reply that I just figured Tom and Jeremy as two different parts of me. Hopefully, that won’t discourage anyone from reading them.

Politically Cynical” My Weekly Stories, January 21, 2007
I Don’t Like Spam!” My Weekly Stories, May 13, 2007
Decisions, Decisions” My Weekly Stories, June 3, 2007
Downhill” My Weekly Stories, August 5, 2007
Pull of a Trigger” My Weekly Stories, October 14, 2007
Bland New World” My Weekly Stories, November 18, 2007
A Stream of Subtle Spectres” My Weekly Stories, December 9, 2007
Gladiators” My Weekly Stories, January 6, 2008
A Bill by Any Other Name” My Weekly Stories, March 2, 2008
Hand Me That Piano” My Weekly Stories, June 22, 2008
Spoiler” My Weekly Stories, July 20, 2008
A Liter of Puppies” My Weekly Stories, October 12, 2008
The Duh Age” My Weekly Stories, December 14, 2008
Ramble” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, June 2009

Here are some related stories. Tom and Jeremy don’t appear in them, but I picture them as being in the same universe.

Fliered Up” My Weekly Stories, July 22, 2007
Fliered Up II” My Weekly Stories, October 7, 2007




Mike and Sue Stories

A few years ago, I began a series of stories involving two writers (Tom and Jeremy) who met at a bookstore café to write. I wrote several stories about them, and I still have a few ideas for them, but I also some ideas that don’t work with them. My solution, create a new pair of writers, Mike and Sue.

Some Things Are Best Lost” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, June 2010
What’s in a Name?” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, June 2010
Everybody’s Published” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, June 2010
Free Crap” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, April 2012
Bottomless Pit” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, April 2012
Idiot 2.0” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, April 2012
Can’t Hack It” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, April 2012




Felix Stories

Many years ago I wrote “Empty Calories for the Soul” with the main character being a pizza delivery guy named Felix. I thought it was a nice little story, but never saw it going beyond that. Then, a couple years ago I was working on an as yet unpublished novella and I had a scene were the two main characters are interrupted by a pizza delivery guy. I thought, wouldn’t it be funny if it was Felix. So I wrote it almost as an inside joke for my fans. It’s not obvious, just a pizza guy from the same restaurant, but within my creations, I knew it was the same guy. Then I wrote “Explore the Future” which had a pizza guy show up. I figured, what the hell, it’s Felix. I think from now on, Felix will be my pizza delivery guy if I need one.

Empty Calories for the Soul” 10X10X10, issue 2, May 2008. Revised for The All-You-Can-Read Buffet April 2012
Explore the Future” My 30 Stories in 30 Days Challenge, September 2008
Felix makes a delivery in “Duty,” published on Kindle.




Lisa and Dave Stories

I’ve had several experiences while dating that I’ve turned into stories. At some point I realized I should link all of them, which I accomplished by making all the names the same. Some of these are fictionalized versions of real events while some are just “This could have happened” stories.

Damned” oneoveralpha MySpace profile, June 2007, Revised for A Man of Few Words, May 2010
Living Dangerously” oneoveralpha MySpace profile, September 2008, Revised for A Man of Few Words, May 2010
Cheap Romance” Stephen L. Thompson Newsletter, March 2009, Revised for A Man of Few Words, May 2010
“There is a Time for Humor” A Man of Few Words, May 2010
“That’s Not Funny” A Man of Few Words, May 2010
“Eye of the Beholder” A Man of Few Words, May 2010




Jonathon Davies Stories

Over the past decade or so, I have 1/1,000,000 seriously thought of running for President. I know I have no chance of winning; the real reason would be just to show people something better than the corrupt status quo. But I can’t run for President until 2012, I’m too young to throw my hat in the ring for 2008. I really wish I could, because as I write this at the end of 2007 I’ve already had my fill with the current political system. I am so sick of it, I wish this election was over. It’s almost to the point where I don’t care who wins, because I hate them all and wish they’d just shut the hell up. But we’re all stuck listening to them for eleven more months. The only thing I can do is write stories to show people how bad the system is. That’s where Jonathon Davies and his “I don’t have a chance!” campaign for President of the United States of America come in. I guess you could say this is my way to work some things out, in case, one day, I do decide to run.

Hat in the Ring” My Weekly Stories, January 1, 2008
Makes You Wonder” My Weekly Stories, January 20, 2008
Jonathan Davies’ Stand on the Issues: Immigration” My Weekly Stories, February 24, 2008
Jonathan Davies’ Stand on the Issues: Iran” My Weekly Stories, March 23, 2008
Jonathan Davies’ Stand on the Issues: Economy” My Weekly Stories, March 30, 2008
Declaration of Offense” My Weekly Stories, June 29, 2008




Joe Stories

I hadn’t planned on this being a series of stories, but when I came up with the idea for “Whiners” I realized I had already set up the best characters in “Surging Towards….”

Surging Towards...” My Weekly Stories, January 7, 2007
Whiners” September 2008 30 Stories in 30 Days




Summerhelp Stories

I hadn’t planned on this being a series of stories, but when I came up with the idea for “Whiners” I realized I had already set up the best characters in “Surging Towards….”

I’m Glad I Only Watched” oneoveralpha MySpace profile, April 2008, Revised for The All-You-Can-Read Buffet April 2012
Smokin’The All-You-Can-Read Buffet April 2012







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