Fiction

A Fiction Writer has 50,000 Followers on Medium

Spoiler alert. It’s me.

Matthew Donnellon
3 min readJul 26, 2022

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Photo by Luca Nicoletti on Unsplash

Four years ago I never thought I would be sitting here and writing this story.

In late 2018, I was looking for a new place to publish my work. I had a handful of stories written for some other blog I have been working on and didn’t know what to do with them. I read about medium and the new partner program and decided to give it a shot. I published a handful of stories and woke up the next day to comments and highlights and it’s pretty much just gone from there.

I can still remember that day I was sitting there with the medium editor open putting on “The Curious Case of Emma Lee” and hoping for the best. I never even planned on staying here for a month let alone years but I found this writing community and it’s worked out pretty well.

When I first started publishing here it was nearly unheard of to publish fiction. It was still mostly a tech blog and people were starting to publish personal essays here and there but you were far more likely to find an article on python or bitcoin then you were a story about werewolves or vampires. .

But I didn’t have much else to do at the time. I was between writing gigs and I took a shot in the dark. So I put my story in there, picked an image, wrote…

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Matthew Donnellon

Matthew Donnellon is a writer, artist, and sit down comedian. He is the author of The Curious Case of Emma Lee and Other Stories.