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Author | Creative | Film Enthusiast. A 19 year old passionate about uplifting people and trying to make sense of a place we call the Universe.

On society’s obsession with schedules and queues

If you want to bring about change in your life in today’s world, you ought to wait. Thinking of getting a job? You need to pass an hour-long interview. Have a letter you need to deliver? The queue at the post office is right there. Need to obtain a driver’s license? There’s a couple paperwork you need to sort through.

Oh, but it doesn’t end there. If you aspire to move onto the next stage of the game I like to call modern living, you’re not encouraged, but obliged to wait. In the doctor’s waiting room, on the law firm’s…


Some thoughts on the age of “How I Made (Insert Amount)” Articles

Before I dive into this piece, I would like to clarify that I am not judging people who do produce pieces labelled as the ones I will address. It is a free world and we are all entitled to post whatever may be on our mind. But with freedom of expression comes the ability to express one’s observations on a specific matter, which is what I’d like to do now.

The motto of this platform is telling meaningful stories and supporting voices that matter. Right now, what I’m noticing is a transfusion of definition. …


Deciding to commit to a freelance career

I was born in 2001, right after the turn of the century. While I may not be able to give you a detailed description of the economic crises having affected the world to this date, I can give you an insight into the crises that are yet to occur.

An incoming grand shift to the economy is planned to take place around the start of 2030, with an increase in the number of automated jobs. …


Why do dreams appear more real than reality?

When I close my eyes, all I feel is bliss. I see nothing, I hear nothing; most importantly, I feel nothing, as I am inclined to drift off to another world for a few hours.

Within those lucky few hours, I am transported to another state of existence. A peaceful one, filled with nothing more than constant streams of euphoria flowing through my veins.

There’s no worry over man-made constructs.

No delusions over the passage of moments or lack of paper that gives me a pass to breath.

No fretting over the state of my body, if my hair is…


The illusion of separation is what divides us

Have you ever wondered whether there is more to life? And I don’t mean it in terms of achieving something bigger — greater. I’m referring more to the way you perceive yourself — the image that has been instilled on you which society says describes everything you stand for; your name, your age, your job, your nationality, even your passion.

Have you ever wondered whether you truly are the definition of all these earthly characteristics? That there’s a possibility you are so much more than these labels?

We grow up in an environment that teaches us to identify with a…


I’ll explain why

When I was little, I used to dance
Often, my arms would fly
To where only the heavens know
But every now and then, I still stand
On my two feet, pointing me to visions
Scattering my head, sucking me whole
A fantasy land accessed when this world turns off
And the space within me grows

Opening up before me are doors
Leading to more doors
Stepping on clouds ascending to bliss
Enriching my soul just enough to be kissed
All over my core as I hold my hand out for more
This blinding magic — intoxicating chore
That can’t keep my mind still — that…


A short story

Her hand reaches for her forehead.

It’s 98 degrees and Barbara’s spent the entire morning trying to prevent herself from sweating, in vein. She only hopes her body won’t decide to melt in the middle of the ‘big event’. She’s been waiting for the ‘big event’ for a while now. Two days to be precise since she swiped right on a suspicious-looking playboy on some underrated dating app.

His shady vibes don’t matter, though, neither does his receding hairline. All she can picture right now is the company of a member of the opposite sex.

The bus pulls over at…

Angelina Der Arakelian

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