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Featured Stories Issue #45

Selected stories from 9,300 writers supporting 93,000+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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Dear readers,

We are pleased to provide you with fresh stories every day.

Today, we compiled several engaging, informative, and interesting stories from our growing collection on ILLUMINATION.

External readers can access them via blogs on Word Press.Daily Digest from ILLUMINATION
Featured Stories Issue #44 Selected stories from 9,300 writers supporting 93,000+ readers on ILLUMINATION Image…digitalmehmet.com

Thank you for the following ILLUMINATION and for reading the engaging stories shared by our creative writers.

Our previous digests are easily accessible from this collection.Collection of Featured Stories
Easy access to daily selected stories from engaging writers of ILLUMINATIONmedium.com

We recommend taking a look at the collection of book chapters in our special publication (ILLUMINATION Book Chapters) hosting published books from reputable authors.Index of Published Book Chapters
Easy access to chapters for readers on Mediummedium.com

The primary purpose of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications (IIP) is to give optimal visibility to content created and hosted on them.

Writing Prompts and Challenges

All writers are invited to join a writing challenge as proposed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz. These stories provide an opportunity for writers and readers to cross-pollinate.

Invitation To A Writing Challenge

Invitation To A Writing Challenge
Share your concerns and aspirations in a storymedium.com

How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three months: 100 Day Challenge For New Writers

100 Day Challenge For New Writers
How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three monthsmedium.com

Featured Writers

Embodying Soul: A Return to Wholeness

Embodying Soul: A Return to Wholeness
Featuring an accomplished author and an outstanding book: Keri Mangismedium.com

An outstanding writer bio submitted to ILLUMINATION today

An outstanding writer bio submitted to ILLUMINATION today.
Reading writer bios give me pleasure, and they delight our readers.medium.com

Featured Stories

Please enjoy these informative, engaging, and interesting stories.

Crystal Jackson

When Life Doesn’t Work Out the Way You Wanted, Remember This

When Life Doesn’t Work Out the Way You Wanted, Remember This
Life lessons to remember for tough timesmedium.com

Jessica Lynn

Three Essentials to Reevaluate for a Wholehearted Existence

Three Essentials to Reevaluate for a Wholehearted Existence
Practical ways to build self-confidence.medium.com

Matt Ray

Wake Watching

Wake Watching
A poem about watching the wake behind your sailboatmedium.com

Brenda Mahler

I Read Your Article, and May I Suggest . . .

I Read Your Article, and May I Suggest . . .
Observations that make a differencemedium.com

Dean J Murphy

How To Choose a Website Name

How To Choose a Website Name
— choose wisely, or it will cost you latermedium.com

Veronika Kaufmann

It’s Always a Good Time for Something

It’s Always a Good Time for Something
which means it’s never too late to start something new or pick up where you left off. Be Brave.medium.com

Michael Patanella

Expression Through Publishing

Expression Through Publishing
Life’s greatest lessons shown through wordsmedium.com

Dylan Lief

Reminders When Trying To Reach The Top

Reminders When Trying To Reach The Top.
Things You Know… But Probably Forgotten.medium.com

Merlin troy

Slow Nights On Watch III

Slow Nights On Watch III
The night we didn’t get to say goodbye.medium.com

Shawn Ingram

Poster

Poster
FLASH Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 9medium.com

Jason Gutierrez

I Hate That I’m a Human, and You Should Too

I Hate That I’m a Human, and You Should Too
We’re all slaves to psychology and the quirks of being humanmedium.com

Bob Jasper

The Race

The Race
A sestina poemmedium.com

Merlin troy

The Beat We Walk

The Beat We Walk
Can two men on the opposite ends walk the same road in peace?medium.com

Dr. Preeti Singh

My Story As A Writer On Medium

My Story As A Writer On Medium
Something I would like to share as an editor and writermedium.com

Jacquelyn Lynn

When You’re in the Video, Watch It!

When You’re in the Video, Watch It!
Critique your performance so you can improvemedium.com

Shawn Ingram

You and B

You and B
FLASH Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 10medium.com

Marcel Badia

How The Right Music can Transform Your Customer Experience

How The Right Music can Transform Your Customer Experience
Know the value of how music can change shopping patterns at the sale stage by creating a suitable musical environment…medium.com

Humaira Iqbal

Failing My Driving Test Was One Of My Biggest Blessings

Failing My Driving Test Was One Of My Biggest Blessings
Even if I didn’t realise it at the time.medium.com

Bob Jasper

The Dream

The Dream
A poem about changemedium.com

Bill Abbate

How Contented or Discontented Are You with What You Have and What You Are?

How Contented or Discontented Are You with What You Have and What You Are?
Living a better life by making the choices you desiremedium.com

Terry Trueman

Nihilism Vs. Faith

Nihilism Vs. Faith
Some people say
that atheism takes as much faith
as religious beliefs,
which is bullshit. 
A-theism is the disbelief in…
medium.com

Floyd Mori

Heart Mountain, Wyoming, Is Worth A Visit

Heart Mountain, Wyoming, Is Worth A Visit
There was an American concentration camp there in World War IImedium.com

Shanker Mahadev

How Social Media Convinces Young People To Give Up Everything

How Social Media Convinces Young People To Give Up Everything
Technology has changed the way we live, work, and socialize. We depend on our smartphones for work, school, our…medium.com

Dave Richards

Will The Verdict In The George Floyd Murder Trial Be Right This Time?

Will The Verdict In The George Floyd Murder Trial Be Right This Time?
Is America Finally Ready To Face The Truth?medium.com

Ian Worrall

Home Ice Advantage

Home Ice Advantage
A short story for your enjoymentmedium.com

Malky McEwan

The Secret to Making your Good Soup Glorious

The Secret to Making your Good Soup Glorious
A top chef let me in on this trick and science agreed with him.medium.com

The Abundance Coach | Joyce Ling

Chasing Your Dreams Will Cost You, But Not Chasing Them Will Cost You Even More

Chasing Your Dreams Will Cost You, But Not Chasing Them Will Cost You Even More
How I hit rock bottom and what I did next.medium.com

◦•●Christina M. Ward ●•◦

Here’s How I Make an Extra $100 on Many of My Medium Stories

Here’s How I Make an Extra $100 on Many of My Medium Stories
It’s fairly easy.medium.com

Terry Mansfield

A Message From The Headless Driver

A Message From The Headless Driver
Drive safely or risk paying a terrible price.medium.com

Linda Halladay

Why Not Enhance Your Life?

Why Not Enhance Your Life?
How to start living a long-lost dream even after grief. It’s okay!medium.com

Elle How

Day 14 of My 31 Day Challenge To Submit My Stories

Day 14 of My 31 Day Challenge To Submit My Stories
It was a self-initiated challengemedium.com

Aldric Chen

OH YES! It Takes A THANOS To Write 1 Story A Day!

OH YES! It Takes A THANOS To Write 1 Story A Day!
Better still, it is the Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet.medium.com

Rosa Diaz

The Courage to Live the Artist Life

The Courage to Live the Artist Life
Do we fear where it will lead?medium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 15

Day Tripping: April 15
Lost, Founded, and Rescuedmedium.com

Donnette Anglin

Never Be Afraid to Re-introduce Yourself

Never Be Afraid to Re-introduce Yourself.
Move on from your mistakes to become a brand new you.medium.com

Anthony Jackson

The Girl And The Cat: Part I

The Girl And The Cat: Part I
A poem about a magical friendship.medium.com

Mia Verita

Eye of the Iris

Eye of the Iris
A tankamedium.com

Ivana Klara

4 Simple Ways I Swapped Out Perfection For Productivity

4 Simple Ways I Swapped Out Perfection For Productivity
“Just do it!” -Shia LaBeoufmedium.com

Steve B Howard

Saltwater Fly Fishing in Washington State

Saltwater Fly Fishing in Washington State
Sea Run Cutthroat, Pink Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho, and beyond.medium.com

James Halliday

The Fish Rots From the Head

The Fish Rots From the Head
How culture is driven from the very topmedium.com

Chandrani Anantharaman

Why You Don’t Value Yourself: Ways You Can Overcome It.

Why You Don’t Value Yourself: Ways You Can Overcome It.
Here are some reasons why you don’t value yourself and ways you can develop healthy self-esteem.medium.com

Dan Lee

Justice or Justification?

Justice or Justification?
If I was murdered by the police, David Fowler would judge it to be suicidemedium.com

JJ Sum

Cats and Covid-19: My Quarantine Story

Cats and Covid-19: My Quarantine Story
I was never a cat person. I just did not like them. But when our city government declared an enhanced community…medium.com

Verbieann Hardy

Three Simple Resources that Helped me Grieve and Grow

Three Simple Resources that Helped me Grieve and Grow
They were all close at handmedium.com

M.X. Christopher

All Growth Involves Risk
How to Calculate Your Next Movemedium.com

Shajedul Karim

Lifestyle Business Is for the Old, Clumsy, Half-dead People
People miss that point. The bigger problem is: They know it.medium.com

Priscilla Yeung (Former Midori by the Sea!)

Japan is Suffering from Rapid Aging Population and Low Fertility Rate

Japan is Suffering from Rapid Aging Population and Low Fertility Rate
How can the foreign workforce revolutionise the deep-seated Japanese Culture?medium.com

Riku Arikiri

If You Want To Make Things Last, Then Minimize Your Expectations

If You Want To Make Things Last, Then Minimize Your Expectations
To get started, understand your consumption.medium.com

Rana Dey

I Closely Observed Heartbreak For 12 Months Here’s What I Learnt

I Closely Observed Heartbreak For 12 Months Here’s What I Learnt
We mark life’s significant events with funerals, farewells and birthday parties. I argue that a broken heart is a…medium.com

Juliano Righetto

How to Have Some Perception About the Greatness of the Universe?

How to Have Some Perception About the Greatness of the Universe?
A simple mathematical operation can give us a slight perception of the quantities we are dealing with …medium.com

Sapna M

Women Entrepreneurs: Their real ‘unspoken’ challenge

Women Entrepreneurs: Their real ‘unspoken’ challenge
Between 2014 and 2019, the number of women-owned businesses climbed 21% to a total of nearly 13 million, employing…medium.com

Charlie Lukas

Don’t Let Social Anxiety Get You Killed

Don’t Let Social Anxiety Get You Killed
Speak up.medium.com

Carrie Thompson

My Friend Helped Me Survive the Death of My Son; Then She Died Too

My Friend Helped Me Survive the Death of My Son; Then She Died Too
“After someone dies” doesn’t mean “completely absent from your life.”medium.com

K. Barrett

What Does Silence Sound Like?

What Does Silence Sound Like?
Can we see it? #NatPoWriMomedium.com

Kaori Mitsui

X Things I Learned From Teaching Young Children — 1. Age

X Things I Learned From Teaching Young Children — 1. Age
Unexpected results and potentials.medium.com

Jupiter Grant

The Bizarre Case of Gef, The Talking Mongoose

The Bizarre Case of Gef, The Talking Mongoose
Whether a talking animal, a poltergeist, or an elaborate hoax, the mysterious “Dalby Spook” is one of the most…medium.com

Sara Melissa Frost

Why Norwegians Eat Sheep Head As a Delicacy, You Asked?

Why Norwegians Eat Sheep Head As a Delicacy, You Asked?
OK maybe you didn’t ask but here’s the history behind it.medium.com

Annisa RT

A Letter From Me, To You, in Another Universe

A Letter From Me, To You, in Another Universe
Will I ever get the chance to know you?medium.com

Sonam Lama

I Love To Search The Internet — Is This a Healthy Obsession or a Harmful one?

I Love To Search The Internet — Is This a Healthy Obsession or a Harmful one?
If I have a question in my mind that I need to get an answer to I will search the internet until I find the answer…medium.com

Anthony Jackson

The Void

The Void
A poem about a feeling.medium.com

Esther George

Illuminating My Path From Galaxies And Beyond

Illuminating My Path From Galaxies And Beyond
A writer’s bio: I’m a writer who writesmedium.com

Vee Goldman

The World Turns

The World Turns
We begin Againmedium.com

Khadejah Jones

My Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Outlook on Life

My Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Outlook on Life
Now she’s cancer-free.medium.com

Bill Abbate

Are You Living a Useful and Relevant or a Useless and Irrelevant Life?

Are You Living a Useful and Relevant or a Useless and Irrelevant Life?
No one wants to be considered uselessmedium.com

Breneth Edwards

Mummy and Daddy

Mummy and Daddy
A Poemmedium.com

Karen Madej

A New Journey Begins

A New Journey Begins
Invest in yourself.medium.com

Nuno Fabiao

Medium Is My Home, My Family. A Grateful Perspective I Use To Help and Protect It.

Medium Is My Home, My Family. A Grateful Perspective I Use To Help and Protect It.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.medium.com

Flavio Aliberti

How To Take Your Digital Life Easy, In Ten Seconds Or Less

How To Take Your Digital Life Easy, In Ten Seconds Or Less
While you may wonder if the last digital hit is just a buzzword and how much effort you should really devote to it, you…medium.com

Krishna V Chaudhary

Home Delivery of Heaven and Hell

Home Delivery of Heaven and Hell
A Fictional Story by Krishna V Chaudharymedium.com

Esse Letters

Where it the Pain Began

Where it the Pain Began
Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a…medium.com

Shajedul Karim

Your Best Story Is the One You Cry but Don’t Lose Track to Share

Your Best Story Is the One You Cry but Don’t Lose Track to Share
Wrap it up with some innocent cry and you have a powerful story that impacts.medium.com

Andrew Brewerton

Do You Want to Fall Asleep? Sometimes it’s as Easy as Closing Your Eyes?

Do You Want to Fall Asleep? Sometimes it’s as Easy as Closing Your Eyes?
Not A Blackout Curtain In Sight, Just What Nature Gave Us All.medium.com

Rahul Anand

How Do You Make This World a Better Place: Help

How Do You Make This World a Better Place: Help
The helper’s high. Yes, you can make a difference.medium.com

Rui Alves

How Adam Perkins Death Broke The Internet

How Adam Perkins Death Broke The Internet
Fans of the social influencer are in shock after Adam died aged 24medium.com

Sahil Patel

5 Stories Of Mine Which Received The Highest Views On Medium.

5 Stories Of Mine Which Received The Highest Views On Medium.
Stories which connected me to my readers and followersmedium.com

ASGARALY LOULOUA

What bothers me as a beginner in writing

What bothers me as a beginner in writing is mainly the problem to turn my inspiration into words…
I born in Madagascar, the little Island near Africa and since my scholarship time, I loved to write a little story and…medium.com

Kit Campoy

The White Affluent Shoplifter

The White Affluent Shoplifter
I’ve seen every kind of person steal. This one is the absolute worst.medium.com

Carolyn F. Chryst, Ph.D.

The Miss-Education of an American Girl: The Damn Yankee from Virginia

The Miss-Education of an American Girl: The Damn Yankee from Virginia
True Story by Carolyn F. Chrystmedium.com

Sid Khaitan

Don’t Work For Free, Create For Fun

Don’t Work For Free, Create For Fun
How to learn stuff and get paid for itmedium.com

Letters from E.K.

3 Toxic Habits That Prevent Promising Writers From Succeeding on Medium

3 Toxic Habits That Prevent Promising Writers From Succeeding on Medium
A listicle of some of the common trapsmedium.com

Gippolito Ndp

The Story Of Eddy and the Quarter

The Story Of Eddy and the Quarter
With a moral of how money, used unwisely, can bring painmedium.com

The Maverick Files

How Virality Could Ruin Your Long-Term Writing Aspirations

How Virality Could Ruin Your Long-Term Writing Aspirations
Being famous for the wrong things is worse than being unknown.medium.com

Jeff Herring

3 Simple Steps to Chunk Template Profit?

3 Simple Steps to Chunk Template Profit?
Create once, get paid, get paid, get paid, and get paid some more…medium.com

Ilana Rabinowitz

How To Respond To Racist Comments

How To Respond To Racist Comments
An example of how to disarm an attacker from NFL player Julian Edelmanmedium.com

Eric Fermon™

Oberon [Part 2]

Oberon [Part 2]
The Ancient Order of Transcendencemedium.com

Dhanaraj Natesan

Personality Test

Personality Test
What do you see first?medium.com

John Hendry

What I’ve Learned Living In A Small Town

What I’ve Learned Living In A Small Town
It’s not all orchids and rosesmedium.com

Dr Sachin pandit

7 Habits Of person Make them Billionaire

7 Habits Of person Make them Billionaire
Your Habits Decide your future, Common Habits seen in the successful peoplemedium.com

In case you missed these excellent stories from yesterday…

Paula Bramante, PhD

What Challenges Me As a Writer and Why I Will Always Write

What Challenges Me As a Writer and Why I Will Always Write
Creative Ideas From Paula Bramantemedium.com

Keith R Wilson

How Machiavellian is Your Therapist?

How Machiavellian is Your Therapist?
You might be surprised about Reality Therapymedium.com

Josh Balerite Acol

Let’s Pause and Toast for These Spectacular Poets!

Let’s Pause and Toast for These Spectacular Poets!
A poetic prompt — “pause”, for day 20medium.com

Thewriteyard

Job Recommendations That Made Me Laugh

Job Recommendations That Made Me Laugh
I just had a notification from LinkedIn about a job that I might like to consider. Never mind the fact that I have been…medium.com

Bill Abbate

How to Understand Faith in People and in Other Things in Life

How to Understand Faith in People and in Other Things in Life
What difference can faith make in your life and the life of others?medium.com

Brajendra

Something I Would Like to Share As A Writer

Something I Would Like to Share As A Writer
My experiences as a writer on Mediummedium.com

Ikram Al Mouaswas

Expressions I Wish English Had

Expressions I Wish English Had
What happens when a language is built for romance and poetrymedium.com

Michael Patanella

Expression Through Publishing

Expression Through Publishing
Life’s greatest lessons shown through wordsmedium.com

Several new authors joined ILLUMINATION Book Chapters. You can enjoy chapters from their published books.

ILLUMINATION Book Chapters
Submit your book chapters in story formatmedium.com

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You can find editor profiles in this story.Editors of ILLUMINATION
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