Oh what a lucky escape

When the end of my marriage came it felt like the end of the world. However what it was the end of was years of toxic abuse, of physical violence and psychological, mental and emotional torture. At the time the only good thing in our marriage was my young son…

You don't choose to be a writer, it chooses you.

In all honesty I really don’t feel that I chose to become a writer, I think it was more of a case of it choosing me. Something reached across the sky and touched me and that was it.

As a child I enjoyed writing and at the age of ten…

I am so much more than meets the eye

Well, all you guys on Illumination-Curated know me as Liam Ireland, writer and editor at Illumination. Just like the rest of you I write articles, short stories and poetry, which I submit to this wonderful writers platform.

I must admit that even as a professional writer in a previous life…

A collection of my best short stories

Since joining Illumination I have written quite a wide variety of articles, short stories and poems. However, like my life in general, it all became a bit of a clutter. …

Editorial Perspectives

Illuminating What It Takes To Succeed As A Writer On Illumination

As you read through this article, bear one thing in mind; myself and Tree Langdon, CPA, CGA, are fellow writers and co-editors of this article and we began our Illumination,Illumination-Curated,Technology Hits and Illumination Mirror journey just like you. …

Life Lesson

The Happiness of Loneliness

I don't think a day goes by without me thinking about my four estranged children. I often wonder how they are doing. I hope they are doing ok. These days they have curtailed their activities on social platforms so I really have no way of knowing. I suppose I could…

Short Story

To go where no man has gone before

One of the things I abhor more than just about anything is the atmosphere of self entitlement that seems to abound so much in these challenging times in which we live. And I have to say that it does seem to be a sign of the times. …

Life Lessons

The epitome of inspiration is right here

There are times in all of our lives when we feel lost. It could be due to problems at work or at home. It could be the result of health or economic problems. Or it could be for specific reasons or things we simply do not understand. It can manifest…


The route to freedom

I have written extensively about narcissism based upon my experiences of being married to two of the biggest narcissistic despots you could ever wish to meet. But the one thing I have not explored in writing is that side of a narcissists character in which they play the victim.


Life Lesson

Take refuge

Despite being caught in the middle of the typhoon that rages outside, the first of a new month brings with it something I have been seeking all of my life, a distinct lack of drama. Yes, the rain is lashing all four walls as the wind threatens to blow our…

Liam Ireland

Author, writer, Illumination Editor, Top Writer in short stories and poetry.

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