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Featured Stories Issue #52

Selected stories from 9,400 writers supporting 93,700+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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We are pleased to provide you fresh stories every day.

These interesting stories from our growing collection can inform and entertain you. External readers can access them via blogs on Word Press.

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

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

You may check this collection of book chapters in our special publication (ILLUMINATION Book Chapters) hosting published books from accomplished 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.

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
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 Writers100 Day Challenge For New Writers
How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three monthsmedium.com

Please enjoy our fresh stories.

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Dear Writer From New York City

Dear Writer From New York City
There are millions of inspiring writers from other cities toomedium.com

Keri Mangis

Standing Still, a Bat on My Shoulder

Standing Still, a Bat on My Shoulder
Because I asked for this transformationmedium.com

Michael Patanella

Memoirs of a Sober Birthday

Memoirs of a Sober Birthday
Date of birth, April 22, 1977medium.com

Samantha Lazar

You’ve Become All That’s Earth

You’ve Become All That’s Earth
Exploring Villanelle for National Poetry Monthmedium.com

Shawn Ingram

Shame

Shame
FLASH Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 25medium.com

Ann Venkataraman

America For Beginners — An Unexpected Ending

America For Beginners — An Unexpected Ending
Flashback Story Book Reviewmedium.com

Philip Mann

Real Growth Through Fiction

Real Growth Through Fiction
Let Your Reading Be Your Guidemedium.com

Veronika Kaufmann

French Glamour: Anouk Aimée

French Glamour: Anouk Aimée
“After each picture, her enigmatic beauty lingered” in the memories of her audience. — Life Magazine on Anouk Aiméemedium.com

Brian Lamacraft

What We All Can Learn About George Floyd

What We All Can Learn About George Floyd
What does this sad event say about our communities?medium.com

Shell St. James

Maggie’s Tree

Maggie’s Tree
A young girl’s journey through childhood to motherhood, as witnessed by her favorite treemedium.com

Randy Shingler

Meditations On Gratitude

Meditations On Gratitude
Grateful for this world we have
Natural beauty that can be seen
Blooming flowers, throes of spring,
Birds encircling…
medium.com

Patricia Rosa

What’s Really With Those Baby Steps?

What’s Really With Those Baby Steps?
A Lawyer Explains the recent lawsuitsmedium.com

Faron Sage

Social Media Vs. Collective Consciousness

Social Media Vs. Collective Consciousness
How best to connect for a better world?medium.com

Liv Pasquarelli

I Leave the Evidence Around Because I Want You to Know

I Leave the Evidence Around Because I Want You to Know
A Poemmedium.com

Ulf Wolf

Holy Words

Holy Words
Trillions of Words versus Twomedium.com

S M Mamunur Rahman

Interview With A Rickshaw Puller

Interview With A Rickshaw Puller
“By the grace of God, I am doing fine.”medium.com

Alberto Lanata

How Information Asymmetry May Be Hurting Your Business? — Part 1: The Basics

How Information Asymmetry May Be Hurting Your Business? — Part 1: The Basics
Learning to listen to the market — and to talk backmedium.com

EJY

Are You a Victim of Stress Eating?

Are You a Victim of Stress Eating?
How to recognize and avoid this bad habitmedium.com

Teresa Kuhl

3 Solid Loving Tips To Become a Loving LGBTQ Ally

3 Solid Loving Tips To Become a Loving LGBTQ Ally
How You Can Be Your Loved One’s Supporter, Even When Your Beliefs are Differentmedium.com

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Unvisited

Unvisited
a tiny poemmedium.com

George Lamptey

Your colours

Your colours
A poemmedium.com

Jeff Herring

3 Deadly Content Creation Mistakes

3 Deadly Content Creation Mistakes
Which ones do you make?medium.com

Zahra Ali

Sorry, You Don’t Hold The Keys

Sorry, You Don’t Hold The Keys
poemmedium.com

Philip Mann

Crushed Under a Flawed Metaphor

Crushed Under a Flawed Metaphor
Rethinking the Iceberg of Effortmedium.com

Terry Trueman

Harold

Harold
Some guys deserve respect and love, some guys don’tmedium.com

Gary Buzzard

How To Enter the Flow State When Meditating (5 Easy To Follow Stages)

How To Enter the Flow State When Meditating (5 Easy To Follow Stages)
Meditate like Kobe Bryant played his 81 point game — locked into the present moment.medium.com

Lanu Pitan

Why You Need These Ten Superfoods To Avoid Becoming Another Cancer Victim

Why You Need These Ten Superfoods To Avoid Becoming Another Cancer Victim
Eat to beat diseases and stay strong, away from illnesses and debilitating diseases of modern lifestyle.medium.com

Skye Brooks

My Cat’s Abortion Made Me Pro-Choice

My Cat’s Abortion Made Me Pro-Choice
No circumstance made the killing of an unborn life okay. Until I met Matilda, my cat.medium.com

Tavian Jean-Pierre

How a Children’s Book Changed My Life

How a Children’s Book Changed My Life
Four Lessons for Adults From a Book Made for Childrenmedium.com

Sophie F.

Be One of the 20% of People Who Vividly Describe Their Goals

Be One of the 20% of People Who Vividly Describe Their Goals
You’ll be 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to succeedmedium.com

Angela Phan

What Happened When I “Quit” Social Media For 1 Month

What Happened When I “Quit” Social Media For 1 Month
The positive takeaways I had when I went on an Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok “detox”medium.com

Siyan Li

Supercharge Your Morning: How to Wake Up Refreshed Again When Coffee Stopped Working — a 30-Day…

Supercharge Your Morning: How to Wake Up Refreshed Again When Coffee Stopped Working — a 30-Day…
I tested the effects of intermittent fasting, caffeine withdrawal symptoms, sleep cycle, workout time, and moremedium.com

America Zed

Let Me Count

Let Me Count
A micro poemmedium.com

Paul Douglas

That Wondrous Day


The scent of mown grass on the summer air
I shade my eyes from the blazing sun
Thoughts of you fill my mind
Of the way…
medium.com

Chandrani Anantharaman

Ten Ways Having Patience Can Make You Successful in Life
Here is how practicing patience can help you live a successful and fulfilling life.medium.com

Terry Mansfield

The World’s Run Amok
A haiku poem about a broken worldmedium.com

Linda Kowalchek

My Third Month Writing on Medium

My Third Month Writing on Medium
I was thrown off track like a derailed train.medium.com

Bill Abbate

How to effectively stand out from the crowd

How to effectively stand out from the crowd
Take your life and career to the next levelmedium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 22

Day Tripping: April 22
Demonstration, Presentation, and Exhibitionmedium.com

Anthony Jackson

The Flower Who Held My Life

The Flower Who Held My Life
A narrative poem about a rose.medium.com

Danell teNyenhuis Black

My Dead Husband Mooned Me

My Dead Husband Mooned Me
Why observing death anniversaries doesn’t need to be somber.medium.com

Kemp MacKay

Dear Christians

Dear Christians,
An open letter from a post-Christianmedium.com

Steve B Howard

Fly Fishing in Eastern Washington

Fly Fishing in Eastern Washington
Rainbow Trout and Big Brown Trout in E. WA Small Desert Streams and Lakesmedium.com

Saad Ali Faizi

10 pm

10 pm
Finding an autorickshaw at 10 pm had never felt this dangerous of a task to Hajra before. As she kept scanning at the…medium.com

Nuno Fabiao

Booksellers Live in a Special Place, a Unique Address, an Exceptional Scene.

Booksellers Live in a Special Place, a Unique Address, an Exceptional Scene.
How community-makers have the power to change someone’s approach to life.medium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Léo Ferré

Léo Ferré
“Avec le Temps”medium.com

Madeleine Ann Lawson

Learning to Enjoy Hard-Earned Fatigue

Learning to Enjoy Hard-Earned Fatigue
Muscle is antifragile.medium.com

Riri Rites

Justice, Punishment, and Accountability

Justice, Punishment, and Accountability
The words we use when discussing Chauvin’s convictionmedium.com

Frank Larkin

When a Former President Becomes a PainterWhen a Former President Becomes a Painter
How brushstrokes can send a positive message on immigrationmedium.com

Jade M.

I’m Trying Kindle Vella

I’m Trying Kindle Vella
With the New Platform Comes New Opportunitymedium.com

Simon Spichak

What Do Hallucinating Mice Tell Us About Depression?

What Do Hallucinating Mice Tell Us About Depression?
Scientists can block the psychedelic effects without affecting the anti-depressant effects of psilocybin in micemedium.com

Mike Goldberg

Help me Name my Next Company

Help me Name my Next Company
The next chapter needs a titlemedium.com

Dr Sachin pandit

How I Used to Deal With the Depression

How I Used to Deal With the Depression
Depression is a Severe Disorder, But not Permanentmedium.com

Courtenay S. Gray

Bartender

Bartender
Flash Fictionmedium.com

Yaqoob ahmad

Want to Make $100 On Medium? Kick That Idea Out The Window.

Want to Make $100 On Medium? Kick That Idea Out The Window.
Don’t worry its ok. I started writing on medium for money too. And it’s ok to write for money. Just don’t let that be…medium.com

Xin Xin

Me vs. My Air Fryer — Let’s See Who Finishes First!

Me vs. My Air Fryer — Let’s See Who Finishes First!
In 45 minutes or less, find out who won the challenge, is it me the writer or the air fryer?medium.com

Ryan Justin

Don’t get stuck in a rut with your writing

Don’t get stuck in a rut with your writing
When it comes to writing everyone has their own go-to style, voice and technique. A format they like to stick to and…medium.com

Kieran Ahearne

Dragons Of Society

Dragons Of Society
Feeling old at 26medium.com

Deepthi Indurthi

Five things to learn from Toddlers

Five things to learn from Toddlers
I have often heard moms sharing their experiences on how difficult navigating the toddler years can be. I agree. This…medium.com

Fareeha Arshad

Things That We Do for Love

Things That We Do for Love
A lost treasure and a ten-year-oldmedium.com

Doug Foo

Tales from the Trading Floor

Tales from the Trading Floor
Fun and scary stories from a software engineer in the financial industrymedium.com

Sarah Seweryniak

Become a Likable Person in 5 Easy Steps

Become a Likable Person in 5 Easy Steps
Anyone can be loveable and likablemedium.com

Mr. Huseyin

10 Interesting Facts About the Human Brain

10 Interesting Facts About the Human Brain
The result of the human brain is the most important characteristic that makes a person amazingmedium.com

Marcus

You have that power Mark and you exercised it well writing this story, which I will cite in my…

You have that power Mark and you exercised it well writing this story, which I will cite in my…
I’m patiently writing it in the split screens of my INTP minds while the universe sends me additional synchronicities —…medium.com

Misbah Ul Haq Syed

A Tale Of The Pick City — Toulouse

A Tale Of The Pick City — Toulouse
More than its beauty, we focus on little things that craft the values of our city that makes it worth living — Episode…medium.com

Noah Nelson

My First 2 Months on Medium

My First 2 Months on Medium
My results and lessons learned.medium.com

Trapper Sherwood

Becoming Compassionate in the Workplace Leads to Positive Results

Becoming Compassionate in the Workplace Leads to Positive Results
How to avoid working against or in control of fellow teammatesmedium.com

Geetika Sethi

The Perils of Wrong Prayers versus The Power of Praying.

The Perils of Wrong Prayers versus The Power of Praying.
It’s rightly said, what you sow you reap, be it in life, your actions, deeds or prayers.medium.com

Tim Sussmann

The Hidden Key

The Hidden Key
Stealing awaymedium.com

Michael Horner

The Biggest Deterrent to You Crushing Your Day is Your Snooze Button

The Biggest Deterrent to You Crushing Your Day is Your Snooze Button
Once you defeat the snooze button, nothing can stop you.medium.com

Eric Sutherland

Changing Marketplaces

Changing Marketplaces
Farmers Marketsmedium.com

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

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

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The powerful minds and leaders behind the success of a significant publication on Mediummedium.com

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Please check Book Chapters from our accomplished authors on ILLUMINATION Book Chapters.ILLUMINATION Book Chapters
Submit your book chapters in story formatmedium.com

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