Making money on Medium is easy. It’s so easy in fact, everyone is doing it. How do I know everyone is doing it? Because every time I log into Medium I am told about it by a multitude of articles bragging about how easy it is to do.
I’m told this daily by virtually a million people on the platform. It’s like every third article on the site wants to share their secret money making tip that made them an overnight success. But, I’ve got them all beat. I’ve cracked the code.
I officially made a million dollars just from…
When you love a dog,
you want it to live forever
because you know
just how close
You bring that puppy
into your life,
home from the pound
and its harsh chemical smell,
its harsh reverberant chatter
of barks that echo
through tile, concrete, chainlink.
He sleeps like a warm pillow,
head at rest on your thigh.
Look how big his paws are!
Look how his lip gets stuck
under his bottom tooth, so cute!
When he’s bounding up the steps,
when he’s chasing his tail,
sitting with his head cocked
watching you eat pizza,
tearing a tennis ball…
Hello, fellow Medium addicts. My name is Jay Sizemore. You may recognize me from such films as “The Poet With Borderline Personality Disorder” or “How to Alienate an Entire Genre of Writers in Five Easy Moves.” I actually have an undiagnosed case of mild Tourette’s Syndrome, which I believe was caused by a brain injury I suffered in 2006. This condition is triggered by disturbing thoughts I have, and routinely causes me to shout unintelligible syllables at random moments, and it always makes my wife laugh.
I’ve been writing for Medium now for a little over a year. During that…
As Greg Stillson awoke one morning from frightful dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a Trump supporter.
The usual hangover headache of drowsiness and fog, his pre-coffee brain was gone, replaced now with a crystalline certainty about the world. Where previously much had been shrouded in mystery and doubt, now, he felt only a morose calmness. He knew the grand conspiracy of deep state design. He knew vaccines were evil instruments of the Devil. He knew global climate change was a hoax. And most importantly, he knew Donald Trump was sent by God to lead his chosen…
They say you can’t go home again. Much as I hate cliches, they become cliche for a reason.
I hadn’t been home to Kentucky in over two years, thanks to the pandemic, which had everyone’s ability to travel restricted generally to their own city limits, and for many, their own four walls. As the lockdowns eased, mask mandates lifted, and vaccination rates went up, the prospect of making a trip back home loomed large in my mind.
I yearned to be near my family again, if only for a few days, just to get back in touch with my roots…
So you want to be a poet. Well, you’re in the right place. Or maybe you are just confused. Let’s find out.
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Foot fetishists everywhere were in for a shock this week when photos of a barefoot Marjorie Taylor Greene surfaced online. She had recently been seen walking a beach with fellow Congress person Matt Gaetz, and was photographed wiggling her toes in the sand.
The images were of course screen-grabbed and shared instantly to resources such as Celebrity Feet on Tumblr, among other sites of less repute.
Almost immediately, website admins were inundated with messages from users who were not happy about the update. It seems that they found Greene’s feet to be not only unattractive, but downright disturbing.
I was listening to a podcast the other day, and something came up that I thought had to be an exaggeration. The guest said that Indian culture persistently fetishizes and idolizes Nazism, up to and including Adolf Hitler.
If true, I found this to be shocking in its weird, brash indifference to the sufferings of the Jewish peoples who were inhumanely targeted by these monsters during the Holocaust. I couldn’t see how a culture would allow such blatant Antisemitism to be put so boldly on display within its borders.