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Featured Stories Issue #55

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

Image designed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz — digitalmehmet.com

We compiled interesting stories for you.

These 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.

Mia Verita

The Vineyard

The Vineyard
A poemmedium.com

Michael Adelizzi

We Love Your Optimism, but Is It Whistling Past the Graveyard?

We Love Your Optimism, but Is It Whistling Past the Graveyard?
Half-full? Half-empty? Evidence suggests how we perceive the glass doesn’t matter as much as what we choose to fill it…medium.com

Michael Hollifield

My Biggest Parenting Regret (x 2)

My Biggest Parenting Regret (x 2)
Parents make mistakes. My biggest one happened twice.medium.com

Mike Goldberg

Why I Give

Why I Give
Your worth is determined not by what you have, but by what you givemedium.com

Mike Jimenez

The Joy of Working

The Joy of Working
How to Commit to Things That Bring Us Joymedium.com

Millennials Square

5 Websites To Make $100 Per Day

5 Websites To Make $100 Per Day
Make hundreds of dollar every day working onlinemedium.com

Mimi Bordeaux

Johnny Suede..

Johnny Suede..
A fanciful fist pump of iron metal prose set to alter the meter any minute now..medium.com

Misbah Ul Haq Syed

How To Plan The Writing Challenge

How To Plan The Writing Challenge
This is what I did in my first week — Episode 8medium.com

MJ Adia

Does Excessive Force Exist?

Does Excessive Force Exist?
When any amount of force against black and brown bodies is justifiedmedium.com

Naba K.

Deepfakes — A Sorcery That Will Put an End to Our Society
We can no longer believe what we see — it’s not humans, it’s the computers.medium.com

Neera Mahajan

Aunt Olivia

Aunt Olivia
Aunt Olivia looks forward to the arrival of the community carer Lara who comes three times a week to help her with the…medium.com

Nuno Fabiao

How I Earn $500 per Month on Medium With Less Than 1,000 Followers

How I Earn $500 per Month on Medium With Less Than 1,000 Followers
3 important pillars to build my financial independence.medium.com

Olapeju Simoyan, MD, MPH

Apples, oranges and pandemics

Apples, oranges and pandemics
Caveats to consider when examining global datamedium.com

Orla Kenny

Stop Chasing People Who Don’t Value You

Stop Chasing People Who Don’t Value You
Respect yourself and spend time with the right kind of people, who like you for who you are.medium.com

Paola Perez

Derek Chauvin Is Also Victim

Derek Chauvin Is Also Victim
Of a system that trained him to view us as less than humans.medium.com

Patricia Rosa

Don’t Second Guess Your Superpower Embrace It

Don’t Second Guess Your Superpower Embrace It
Have you ever shrugged off a compliment from someone? What seems easy for you is your superpower to someone else. Maybe…medium.com

Patricia Wills

No, I Won’t Get a “Real Job”

No, I Won’t Get a “Real Job”
My Freedom is More Importantmedium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Francis Cabrel

Francis Cabrel
“C’est Écrit”medium.com

Paul Coogan

How to Make a Profile Header Movie

How to Make a Profile Header Movie
An eye catching full motion underlaymedium.com

Pax Axel

The Truth of the pandemic impact on University students in the UK.

The Truth of the pandemic impact on University students in the UK.
Toughest times for University students.medium.com

Prosite benjamin

How I Made $5,000 From Google Adsense Every Month

How I Made $5,000 From Google Adsense Every Month
Tips you should know about Google Adsensemedium.com

Qadir Abdus-Sabur, Ph.D.

Measure of a Man

Measure of a Man
Quest for Equitymedium.com

Randy Wolken

Is Stress Destroying Your Joy?

Is Stress Destroying Your Joy?
You can start changing it right nowmedium.com

Richard White

A Jaguar Taught Me That Money Is For Here And Now, Not Just The Future

A Jaguar Taught Me That Money Is For Here And Now, Not Just The Future
Some things are about more than moneymedium.com

Riri Rites

7 Things and People to Avoid After a Breakup

7 Things and People to Avoid After a Breakup
Steer clear of these people, movies, and mediamedium.com

Rob Stux

Social Media Isn’t The Problem — You Are

Social Media Isn’t The Problem — You Are
Technology is only an accelerator of your character.medium.com

Roger Himes Esq.

Spring: A Time of Renewal in Life

Spring: A Time of Renewal in Life
Spring is one of four seasons. But because everything is budding and growing, it produces a newness in the human heart.medium.com

Roger Skibowski

Writing On Medium Is Not About the Money, It Is About Growing as a Writer

Writing On Medium Is Not About the Money, It Is About Growing as a Writer
The Growing Process Takes Time and There Are No Short Cutsmedium.com

Ryan Justin

Dealing with your demons

Dealing with your demons
As soon as you wake up in the morning, you have one of two choices.medium.com

Samantha Lazar

Why I Am Staying With Medium After a Two-Year Courtship

Why I Am Staying With Medium After a Two-Year Courtship
And I hope you will toomedium.com

Selina Hajarat

A Story of Blissful Mortality

A Story of Blissful Mortality
A story of a man in his final moments of existencemedium.com

Shajedul Karim

You Pay Someone to Die

You Pay Someone to Die
When you understand this, you see yourself differently. When that happens, your value multifold.medium.com

Shawn Ingram

Nebraska

Nebraska
Flash Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 36medium.com

Shiraz Zafar Hussain

The Mayans Predicted Medium

The Mayans Predicted Medium
Ideas are our Greatest Asset — after Timemedium.com

Sion Evans

Exposing the ‘Happily Ever After’ Myth in 2021

Exposing the ‘Happily Ever After’ Myth in 2021
Disney lied to us.medium.com

Srimathi Ashok

5 signs that you are on the right path

5 signs that you are on the right path
Have you ever wondered in life if you are moving ahead on the right path? Have you woken up most of the mornings…medium.com

Stephanie Thurrott

New Medium Writers: Come Meet Our Medium Writing Group

New Medium Writers: Come Meet Our Medium Writing Group
We’re hosting a Zoom meeting to answer your questionsmedium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 24

Day Tripping: April 24
Photos, Printouts, and Swordplaymedium.com

Sushmita Singh

5 Simple Tricks I Used to Stop Overthinking

5 Simple Tricks I Used to Stop Overthinking
And this does not include meditationmedium.com

Tarik Ata

The Illusion of the “Free” and “Objective” Press

The Illusion of the “Free” and “Objective” Press
From corporate owners to self-censorship, the press does not operate freely but rather propagates the interests of the…medium.com

Ted Rivers

Forget Everything You Know About Productivity And Read This

Forget Everything You Know About Productivity And Read This
Productivity as you know it is holding you back.medium.com

Teresa Kuhl

Why Learning What You Already Know About Love Hurts So Much

Why Learning What You Already Know About Love Hurts So Much
And How to Do it Anywaymedium.com

Terry L. Cooper

So this is what it has come to?

So this is what it has come to?
As “writers” can you all not find anything new under the sun to inspire you?medium.com

Terry Mansfield

Beware When Applying to the News Break Creator Program

Beware When Applying to the News Break Creator Program
My personal experience with the application process left a very sour taste in my mouth.medium.com

Terry Trueman

Some Guys I Used to Know

Some Guys I Used to Know
Seemed smart to memedium.com

Tom Johnson @rusticdrummer

Why Publish on Medium?

Why Publish on Medium?
Completing the platform’s research survey inspired me to ask myself that questionmedium.com

Tree Langdon

Illumination Supports Writers in Their Own Space

Illumination Supports Writers in Their Own Space
It’s like CNN inviting Fox News to advertise in their airspace.medium.com

Vaibhav Kalekar

I am : a Serial Messenger

I am : a Serial Messenger
Looking beyond the self — indulgencemedium.com

Veronika Kaufmann

About Me #1

About Me #1
I reserve the right to follow up with more in this series, which, admittedly, would be a memoir. No memoir yet.medium.com

Victoria-Marie

You Should Really Know Grammar — Not For The Reasons You Think

You Should Really Know Grammar —  Not For The Reasons You Think
Understanding grammar gives people an edge in thinking critically about the world around themmedium.com

vidzparu

How a Little Planning Game Can Make Weekends More Fun

How a Little Planning Game Can Make Weekends More Fun
Don’t Netflix to Chillmedium.com

Walter Pop Matthews IV

The Cashier and the Captive

The Cashier and the Captive
My encounter with two people with moods on two opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. How I react or if I’m affected…medium.com

Warren Brown

Sunrise Sunset Sonata

Sunrise Sunset Sonata
The beauty of Lifemedium.com

Westbrook Ocampo

4 Takeaways From Someone Who Tried Freelancing Too Soon

4 Takeaways From Someone Who Tried Freelancing Too Soon
“It’s never too early to start” does not apply here…medium.com

Xin Xin

A 4-Minute Read Is As Powerful As a 1,000-Word Article
I have five 4-minute read articles, and all are curated.medium.com

Xu Xu, Ph.D.

It’s time to update sentence examples in vocabulary books

It’s time to update sentence examples in vocabulary books
It’s time to update sentence examples in vocabulary booksmedium.com

Yaqoob ahmad

You Don’t Have to Love the Process. You just Got To Trust It.

You Don’t Have to Love the Process. You just Got To Trust It.
Here Are 7 Tips To Keep Posting Content Even When You Don’t Feel Like Itmedium.com

Younes Romero

Are You Who You Are Because of What You Do, or, Is What You Do Because of Who You Are?

Are You Who You Are Because of What You Do, or, Is What You Do Because of Who You Are?
“The architecture of the brain is constructed to an ongoing process that begins before birth, continues to adulthood…medium.com

Zachary Seda

The Exchange

The Exchange
A Short Storymedium.com

Abrar Masum

Mental Preparation before Starting a Startup

Mental Preparation before Starting a Startup
Building a startup is hard . But if we don’t take mental preparation, there will be very good chances that we will be…medium.com

Ada LLoyd

Stop the Unacknowledged Legacy of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Stop the Unacknowledged Legacy of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Your History Does Not Define You … Your Choices Do.medium.com

3 Innovative Ideas to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself

3 Innovative Ideas to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself
This is the Most Significant and Least Understood Relationship You Will Ever Havemedium.com

Ben Ho

Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
A light-hearted poem I made for my wifemedium.com

Carole Olsen

When to Use “F U” Verbally vs. Nonverbally. A Jersey Lady Gives Etiquette Lessons on the Topic.

When to Use “F U” Verbally vs. Nonverbally. A Jersey Lady Gives Etiquette Lessons on the Topic.
I am a Jersey girl through and through. That says a lot for using the “F” word. To me, it is a great stress reliever if…medium.com

Who Am I On the Other Side of the Pandemic?

Who Am I On the Other Side of the Pandemic?
When the Pandemic hit, I thought I would get caught up in a suffocating world of isolation, but I found many silver…medium.com

Claire Kelly

Write Under the Moon with Us

Write Under the Moon with Us
Do you ever write under the moonlight?medium.com

Floyd Mori

Telephone Scammers Pretending To Be Amazon Employees

Telephone Scammers Pretending To Be Amazon Employees
They are thinking up new schemesmedium.com

Is Mail In Voting At Risk From Republicans?

Is Mail In Voting At Risk From Republicans?
It has been working in red states and blue statesmedium.com

Francesca Gabrielle Bavaro

An Open Letter To Democratic Senators: End the Filibuster

An Open Letter To Democratic Senators: End the Filibuster
To the Undecided Senator:medium.com

Gippolito Ndp

The Secret of Philip’s Rock

The Secret of Philip’s Rock
Coming of Age in the East Endmedium.com

gae polisner

All The Heavy Furniture

All The Heavy Furniture
(The Visit)medium.com

George Lamptey

Seascape

Seascape
A poemmedium.com

Harry Hogg

Friendship with the kettle

Friendship with the kettle
A piece of prosemedium.com

Humaira Iqbal

It’s 11:06pm & I Don’t Know What To Write About

It’s 11:06pm & I Don’t Know What To Write About
My Thursday thoughts, on Friday eveningmedium.com

Jacquelyn Lynn

My Medium Weekly Roundup

My Medium Weekly Roundup
Here’s what I published this week and a few stories by others that I enjoyedmedium.com

Jeff Herring

The 3 Mistakes Template featuring Many Ways to Create an Article

The 3 Mistakes Template featuring Many Ways to Create an Article
Gonna be a big, big hit…medium.com

Liam Ireland

Illuminating ‘Flyers Not Liars’

Illuminating ‘Flyers Not Liars’
I’m flying, just like everybody else on Illuminationmedium.com

Marsha Hamby Savage

Laughing, Giggles, and Creativity

Laughing, Giggles, and Creativity
Life is sometimes finding a smile on a tough day.medium.com

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Does it matter?

Does it matter?
a poem based on a real memorymedium.com

Melanie J.

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#25)

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#25)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in lifemedium.com

Mike Goldberg

How do you Reach a Conspiracy Theorist?

How do you Reach a Conspiracy Theorist?
The key is to understand why they chose to believemedium.com

My Biggest Mistake is a GREAT Lesson for you to Upgrade your Thinking

My Biggest Mistake is a GREAT Lesson for you to Upgrade your Thinking
Mistakes can actually put you ahead if you learn valuable lessons from themmedium.com

Misbah Ul Haq Syed

Things I Hate The Most

Things I Hate The Most
A different side of me — Episode 9medium.com

Promote Or Not To Promote Your Work Is The Question

Promote Or Not To Promote Your Work Is The Question
There are different school of Thoughts — Episode 10medium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Michel Fugain

Michel Fugain
“Chante”medium.com

Kia Soul Kia Soul

Kia Soul Kia Soul
A rhymed acrostic sonnetmedium.com

Ryan Justin

Your №1 goal is to be happy

Your №1 goal is to be happy
Of course, we would all love nice houses, flash cars, multiple vacations per year and financial freedom.medium.com

Shawn Ingram

The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset
Flash Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 37medium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 25

Day Tripping: April 25
Genetics, Generating, and Giant Seawaymedium.com

Teresa Kuhl

Loving the Sinning When Speaking the Truth… with Love?

Loving the Sinning When Speaking the Truth… with Love?
a.k.a Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin isn’t in ANYBODY’S Biblemedium.com

Warren Brown

Milestone Celebration of 400 Articles, 488 Followers, 274 Fans, 986 Views, and 475 Reads on Medium…

Milestone Celebration of 400 Articles, 488 Followers, 274 Fans, 986 Views, and 475 Reads on Medium…
Reasons I am inspired to keep writing on Mediummedium.com

Yaqoob ahmad

1 View Is All You Need To Create Quality Content

1 View Is All You Need To Create Quality Content
1 Life Changing View > 1,000 Mediocre Viewsmedium.com

Aldric Chen

How To Live A Life Without Regrets.

How To Live A Life Without Regrets.
This is a topic worthy of further thinking and debate.medium.com

Ann Venkataraman

Kubernetes For Kindergarten Kids

Kubernetes For Kindergarten Kids
A Lesson In Simplicitymedium.com

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