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Featured Stories Issue #54

Selected stories from 9,400 writers supporting 94,000 readers on ILLUMINATION

Image designed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz — digitalmehmet.com

We compiled fresh stories for you today.

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.

Abrar Masum

How I Handle My Stress By 1 Simple Way


Don’t we all deserve a life where stress won’t control us? Let’s find out howmedium.com

Ada LLoyd

3 Powerful Ways to Get Unstuck & Reclaim Your Dreams Now

3 Powerful Ways to Get Unstuck & Reclaim Your Dreams Now
Heal the Invisible Wounds Behind Your Maskmedium.com

Adebola Alabi

Are You Productive or Just Busy?

Are You Productive or Just Busy?
Five Ideas To Beat Your Productivity Trapmedium.com

Agnes Laurens

In Front

In Front
Miles away
Steps follow
New adventure
medium.com

Alberto Guerrero

10 Signs You Will Never Make It In Life

10 Signs You Will Never Make It In Life
Avoid this and you will do finemedium.com

Aldric Chen

Let Me Teach You How to Forge Real Enemies in the Workplace

Let Me Teach You How to Forge Real Enemies in the Workplace
Beyond office politicsmedium.com

Alex Markham

Thus With A Kiss

Thus With A Kiss
A long-awaited first date, an upmarket restaurant, wine and the end of lockdown. It had to be a dream date, didn’t it?medium.com

Alfonso Guerrero

The Principles that Guided My Business

The Principles that Guided My Business
Establishing a Strong Foundationmedium.com

Alison Flickinger

Marketplace Flakes

Marketplace Flakes
Encountering flakes while selling items onlinemedium.com

Andre Sevenius Nilsen

How Words Can Change The Way We View The World

How Words Can Change The Way We View The World
Concepts Collapse The Indefinite Into The Definitemedium.com

Ann Venkataraman

Top 7 Skills To Future Proof Your Career

Top 7 Skills To Future Proof Your Career
Prepare for the Future of Work!medium.com

Anna

How Crazy Rich Asians Inspired Us To Try Amazing Singaporean Street Food

How Crazy Rich Asians Inspired Us To Try Amazing Singaporean Street Food
One week, 8 hawker centers, 50+ dishes, and 1000s of calories later, there are too many contenders to choose one best…medium.com

Anthony Jackson

Short Poem | The Hearing Moon

Short Poem | The Hearing Moon
She is present.medium.com

Anu Anniah

A Short To-Do List For Covid Times

A Short To-Do List For Covid Times
India, and specifically Karnataka state where I live, is reeling under a huge wave of Covid infections. In contrast to…medium.com

Ash K

Breakdown

Breakdown
One minute everything’s fine…medium.com

Aswathi Ashok

Into the Realm of Fear

Into the Realm of Fear
I managed to survive the nightmare all this time, but will I survive it this time?medium.com

Avana Lilly

A Quick Tool For Character Building

A Quick Tool For Character Building
A Word Wizards guide to Enneagram Types 1–3medium.com

Barnhill

Take a Hike

Take a Hike
When it comes to climate change, metaphorically walking is the best way to fight.medium.com

Ben Ho

Why I Felt Guilty After Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro

Why I Felt Guilty After Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro
My porter did the majority of the work, so what did I actually do?medium.com

Bhavna Narula

10 Basic Features Medium Can Borrow From Microsoft Word

10 Basic Features Medium Can Borrow From Microsoft Word
Bill gates won’t mind if Ev gifted him a free membership in exchangemedium.com

Bhupesh Mistry

9 Things You Shouldn’t do After a Breakup

9 Things You Shouldn’t do After a Breakup
What I learned from my experiencemedium.com

Black Coffee

Why the average guy should delete all dating apps for good

Why the average guy should delete all dating apps for good
Pmedium.com

Brian Dickens Barrabee

My Dog The Fluffer *

My Dog The Fluffer *
It happens every time my wife and I have a guest at the house. A male quest.medium.com

Brian Lamacraft

Why You Should Invest in Emotional Writing

Why You Should Invest in Emotional Writing
Write Emotions, You May Help Someonemedium.com

Brooke Ramey Nelson

Raw

Raw
A Poemmedium.com

Caro Violet

How to Stay Motivated When No one’s in Your Corner

How to Stay Motivated When No one’s in Your Corner
Develop the grit and tenacity needed to reach your goals alonemedium.com

Carole Olsen

Ouch! Snarky Remarks on Social Media.

Ouch! Snarky Remarks on Social Media.
Thank heavens for the Delete Key!medium.com

Cassie Ring

Procreate Shadow Tutorial

Procreate Shadow Tutorial
How to Make Your Images POPmedium.com

Chandrani Anantharaman

Ten Powerful Strategies That Can Make You Financially Stable

Ten Powerful Strategies That Can Make You Financially Stable
Follow these simple habits to have lifelong financial stability.medium.com

Christopher Madsen

Defend and Destroy

Defend and Destroy
The defense mechanisms we all employ to remain safe.medium.com

Claire Kelly

The Strange Truth

The Strange Truth
Facts in the fiction.medium.com

Clarice Quinn Taylor

How You Can Go From Consumer To A Creator Of Content And Be Successful

How You Can Go From Consumer To A Creator Of Content And Be Successful
Everyone wants to be a content creator in their own way and share what they have to say with one another. But content…medium.com

Courtenay S. Gray

In For A Penny, In For A Brag

In For A Penny, In For A Brag
Has earning on Medium gone to our heads?medium.com

Dave Smith

Acing Relationships

Acing Relationships
Dads’ Survival Guide: Partnering — Our Relationshipsmedium.com

Dee Adams

How A Taser Might Be Mistaken For A Gun

How A Taser Might Be Mistaken For A Gun
Can Hidden Racial Bias Override Stated Intent?medium.com

Delilah Brass

A Tribute to Helen McCrory

A Tribute to Helen McCrory
Peaky Blinders will not be the same without you.medium.com

Destiny S. Harris

Hello! My Name Is Destiny S. Harris

Hello! My Name Is Destiny S. Harris
Author @ Age 11, Techie, Teacher, Musician, Entrepreneurmedium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Invitation To Indie Authors

Invitation To Indie Authors
An introduction to ILLUMINATION Book Chapters for non-Medium membersmedium.com

11 New Writer Bios

11 New Writer Bios
Let’s meet these inspiring writers by reading their stories revealed by themselvesmedium.com
I feel discriminated by Medium for my age and country today.
My sad story is on SYNERGY.medium.com

Dr. Preeti Singh

Should You Expose Lies Or Deal With Them Creatively?

Should You Expose Lies Or Deal With Them Creatively?
Best to be a little creative as lies are a sensitive issue if caughtmedium.com

Dylan Hughes

Reflecting on my Medium Journey, 150 Articles Later

Reflecting on my Medium Journey, 150 Articles Later
Nearly five years in, I feel even more inspired to milk Medium for all it hasmedium.com

Ed Matthews

Your 10 Favorite Movies Reveal Your Inner Soul

Your 10 Favorite Movies Reveal Your Inner Soul
What I learned when I listed my 10 favorite moviesmedium.com

Eddie Becker

Alumni Magazine

Alumni Magazine
Look at what the class of 2003 is up to now!medium.com

EJY

According to MIT researchers, The Risk of Contracting COVID-19 Indoors is the Same at 6ft and 60ft.

According to MIT researchers, The Risk of Contracting COVID-19 Indoors is the Same at 6ft and 60ft.
Please Stay at Home as Possible.medium.com

Ellen Clardy, PhD

Moving from Unsustainability to Sustainability

Moving from Unsustainability to Sustainability
A Discussion of “The Historical Production (and Consumption) of Unsustainability”medium.com

Emily Wilcox

If Stairs Could Speak

If Stairs Could Speak
A poem about the footprints we leave behindmedium.com

Fahri Karakas

Imagine You Wake Up One Day As Your Opposite Sex

Imagine You Wake Up One Day As Your Opposite Sex
How Would Your Life Change?medium.com

Floyd Mori

It May Be Time For A Vacation

It May Be Time For A Vacation
San Francisco and Lake Tahoe are beautiful areasmedium.com

Francesca Gabrielle Bavaro

Memoirs

Memoirs
Creative Nonfictionmedium.com

Frankie Calkins

15 Surprising Facts About Money & Global Currency

15 Surprising Facts About Money & Global Currency
The first Bitcoin purchase might make you cry!medium.com

Fred: Almost Famous

Three ‘David & Goliath’ Stories

Three ‘David & Goliath’ Stories
THREE KIDS BRING THREE GIANTS DOWN TO EARTHmedium.com

G Correia

Why Are So Many People Compelled to Display Their Racism in Public?

Why Are So Many People Compelled to Display Their Racism in Public?
Doesn’t matter where, or who might be listening, does it?medium.com

gae polisner

I Miss Him So, But, Man, that Kid Can Sing

I Miss Him So, But, Man, that Kid Can Sing
(Villanelle #5*, with luck and love on your first LA release)medium.com

Gal Mux

Facebook Facilitates And Contributes To The Extinction Of Endangered Species

Facebook Facilitates And Contributes To The Extinction Of Endangered Species
This needs to be addressed promptlymedium.com

George Blue Kelly

When Your Idol Calls, It’s a GameChanger

When Your Idol Calls, It’s a GameChanger
How to network without actually networkingmedium.com

George Lamptey

The Gathering

The Gathering
A poemmedium.com

Gippolito Ndp

The Newest Class of People Who Need Legal Protection?

The Newest Class of People Who Need Legal Protection?
People who run over protesters. Yep, looks that waymedium.com

Gurpreet Dhariwal

Maldives: Heaven on Earth

Maldives: Heaven on Earth
“All in all, even some kinds of unexpected and ridiculous disappointments couldn’t diminish the astonishment of being…medium.com

Harry Hogg

His Arms and Legs Running Away

His Arms and Legs Running Away
Returning a car rentalmedium.com

Harshit Ahuja

5 Surprisingly Simple Techniques That Will Make Procrastination Impossible

5 Surprisingly Simple Techniques That Will Make Procrastination Impossible
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. — Arthur Ashemedium.com

Humaira Iqbal

Gritted Teeth

Gritted Teeth
A poemmedium.com

Ian Worrall

Snow Trapped

Snow Trapped
A short story for your enjoymentmedium.com

Ilham Esse

A Detailed Guide on How To Become a Better Procrastinator

A Detailed Guide on How To Become a Better Procrastinator
Procrastination is just a reminder that your car needs to be washed.medium.com

Ines May

3 Key Things Seaspiracy Gets Wrong

3 Key Things Seaspiracy Gets Wrong
The facts the Netflix documentary ignoredmedium.com

Irish Toffee

The Cosmic Dance

The Cosmic Dance
Are we raising the plants? Or are they raising us! Before you laugh it off, let me introduce a new perspective here. It…medium.com

Iva Hotko

Dreaming of you

Dreaming of you
Longingmedium.com

Ivette Cruz

Peace is Essential

Peace is Essential
A haiku for peacemedium.com

Jacquelyn Lynn

Creative Ways to Market Your Book

Creative Ways to Market Your Book
Radio personality and book marketing expert Suzanne Lynn shares creative ways to make you and your book stand out from…medium.com

Jade M.

Read, Clapped, And Other Lies

Read, Clapped, And Other Lies
The Perils of Being in a Facebook Writing Groupmedium.com

Jairam R Prabhu

India’s Second Wave of COVID-19 Explained

India’s Second Wave of COVID-19 Explained
For the past two weeks, India is witnessing a massive surge in cases touching around 300,000 cases a day. Let’s dive…medium.com

Jake Meiss

The Futility of Life under an Escapist Mentality

The Futility of Life under an Escapist Mentality
Are our lives meaningless?medium.com

James Halliday

Have We Accepted Toxic Workplaces as the New Normal?

Have We Accepted Toxic Workplaces as the New Normal?
Some people think toxic workplaces are now normal and there’s nothing you can do about it. Are they correct?medium.com

janny’s heart

If you go to hell, will you come back intact?

If you go to hell, will you come back intact?
Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking. Where is my future?medium.com

Jeff Herring

Create Your Own Perfectly Profitable Content Traffic Hub

Create Your Own Perfectly Profitable Content Traffic Hub
You won’t be able to stop the traffic if you wanted to, and you won’t want to…medium.com

Jennifer M. Wilson

My Daily Thoughts While Living With My Soon-To-Be-Ex-Husband

My Daily Thoughts While Living With My Soon-To-Be-Ex-Husband
Not soon enough.medium.com

Jesús Vila

Upwelling Your Inner Energy

Upwelling Your Inner Energy
You will not find the boundaries of soul by travelling in any direction, so deep is the measure of it. — Heraclitus…medium.com

Joe Luca

The Punch Landed Before the Fist Did

The Punch Landed Before the Fist Did
24 April 2021 Saturday Poetry Prompt: the apparent contradictionmedium.com

John Cristóbal

The Soldier’s Peace

The Soldier’s Peace
Found on the Western Frontmedium.com

John K Adams

Fools

Fools
Blake hated April Fool’s Day. Don’t fools run the place? They need a holiday too?medium.com

John Ross

A World of Possibilities

A World of Possibilities
Inspiration Shortmedium.com

Jordan Mendiola

How to Come up With an Infinite Number of Blogging Ideas

How to Come up With an Infinite Number of Blogging Ideas
This works better for someone who isn’t necessarily stuck within one niche.medium.com

Julia Oren

“Wine online is a great sadness.”

“Wine online is a great sadness.”
Does accessibility the Internet gives us is actually ruin everything?medium.com

K. Barrett

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Where Do You Find Inspiration?
Reading does it for me #NatPoWriMomedium.com

Kai Taraporevala

Think It Possible That You May Be Mistaken?

Think It Possible That You May Be Mistaken?
The Story of the Choices We Make For Our Older Selvesmedium.com

Karthik Rajan

2 Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Overcome Impostor Syndrome

2 Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Overcome Impostor Syndrome
“It’s Not You, It’s Me.”medium.com

Keri Mangis

We Did Not Come Here to be Agreeable

We Did Not Come Here to be Agreeable
Forget what you’ve been told, so you can remember your soul’s reason for taking this human journeymedium.com

Khadejah Jones

You’re Losing Your Identity Because You’re Losing Your Passion

You’re Losing Your Identity Because You’re Losing Your Passion
A life lesson from all of my failed business ventures.medium.com

KLB Finch

3 Signs You Are Racialising Your Employees (and How to Stop Doing It)

3 Signs You Are Racialising Your Employees (and How to Stop Doing It)
Racists make terrible managers.medium.com

Laura Misener

Memory Lane

Memory Lane
A poemmedium.com

Liam Ireland

How I Once Got Turned Down For A Job Because I’m a Man

How I Once Got Turned Down For A Job Because I’m a Man
It’s a man’s world, sometimes.medium.com

Linda Kowalchek

I’m Basing My Writing Career on Authenticity

I’m Basing My Writing Career on Authenticity
I won’t use words to advance what I don’t believe in.medium.com

Lisa Bradburn

10 Ridiculously Funny Things To Make You Laugh Right Now

10 Ridiculously Funny Things To Make You Laugh Right Now
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? Don’t we all need that kind of release right now?medium.com

Lisa Richards

5 Surprising Things That Can Stop You Losing Weight

5 Surprising Things That Can Stop You Losing Weight
These small changes can help you to be slimmer.medium.com

Lucia Landini

One Habit I Am Grateful My Mother Taught Me

One Habit I Am Grateful My Mother Taught Me
You Have It, Toomedium.com

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Roll the Dice

Roll the Dice
a prompted poemmedium.com

Mandy Capehart

My Sex Life is Not Public Domain

My Sex Life is Not Public Domain
But I’ll tell you about it anyway.medium.com

Mark Magorrian

How the 2020 A-Level Exam Algorithm Failed Students

How the 2020 A-Level Exam Algorithm Failed Students
How the A level result’s algorithm left many student’s scratching their headsmedium.com

Marlane Ainsworth

The Two Sides of Wonder

The Two Sides of Wonder
Self and everything elsemedium.com

Marsha Hamby Savage

Artists and Writers Learn More When They Help Others to Learn

Artists and Writers Learn More When They Help Others to Learn
Create a Group to Bounce Ideas Aroundmedium.com

Matt Ray

Finding a Way to Write with Balance

Finding a Way to Write with Balance
Balancing Life with Writingmedium.com

Melanie J.

Dream Bunnies

Dream Bunnies
Haikumedium.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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