Paying it Forward

T. Mark Mangum
5 min readFeb 23


23 February 2023

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Good day my Medium family. I hope you are all well and that inspiration is tugging at your heart and soul. I hope to read something wonderful from you soon. Today in Paying it Forward, something different. I am acknowledging folks who have recently decided to follow me.

To all of you who have read any of my fiction tales and or one of my sporadic dives into current events.

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you are Awesome!

Loyd Augustine followed me. He has 149 followers and is writing about whatever strikes him and looking for a community here on Medium.

Stefan Andrew is new to Medium, following me with just 62 followers. Topics of articles on his profile include Vampires, Friendship, Green Energy, and more. Check him out.

With 245 followers Nathaniel North, writes about different travel locations and has only been with Medium since January.

CJ McRae you’ll find articles about music, listening, and learning. His status of 4 followers says, NEWBY. Go follow this fine artist.

Joerg Mueller, has a passion for storytelling and has a variety of topics he has written about in his profile. Gun control, earthquakes, spycraft, and much more. Go see what he is offering and follow him.

PsychoMarcus, you will find relatable insights on mental wellness, relationships, self-discovery, and personal growth. He wants to explore what it means to be human together!

Madisetti Raveendra Kumar, you will find great articles on many topics. Take a look.

William Frick, you’ll find religious ideas posited for your perusal. Go look if you dare.

Smith Hazel, writes about teas and herbs, which are yummy. Go check it out.

Anna Svetlik De La Rosa is the Founder/Creator of Empowering Women Blog and Community. Her various platforms have become a window into her multi-passionate projects. Some must-reads there.

More new follower of mine that you should check out.

Amy Grech | Awais Shah | Daria Malinova | Lorenzo Santucci | Ryan Trincieri 🖋️ | MJ Creed | Brett Jenae Tomlin | T. V. Knight | Nevena Pascaleva | Stephen Kramer Avitabile | Jefferey D. Moore | Embyl | Bella Balnave | Lisa White | Merr Gumm | Crystal G. Tumble (Pen name)

Please help me thank these glorious folk who chose to follow me by checking them out and following them.

Thank you all. Please take the time to read a few of my fiction tales. Here is an episodic tale of fantasy and action.

Legend of the Woods

18 stories

Please consider following Total Fiction, a new publication dedicated to publishing and promoting fiction tales of all genera.

Please consider purchasing my children’s Picture Book available on AMAZON. This is an affiliate Link.

Could you please read one of these three stories when you have a moment? I am trying to get 100 reads for them.

© 2023, T. Mark Mangum

I am T. Mark Mangum. From an early age, I was hooked and addicted to the imagined, unfathomable worlds of Star Wars, Star Trek, Conan, the Lord of the Rings, and many others. I love writing fiction tales. I love writing in multiple genres. However, my favorites are Sci-fi and Fantasy fiction. I am a father of six; we have two cats and two dogs. Tabletop gaming is a passion.

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T. Mark Mangum

For the serious reader. Short, compelling fiction for the serious reader. I use Imagination, wonder, and surprise to create my tales. Please Enjoy reading them.