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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2007 Edition

Whether you're interested in poetry, sports, movie reviews or fiction, there's something inside for you. Find out what other teens across the country are thinking, writing and creating - then send us your work and let your voice be heard!
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Articles from this Issue


Dad By Sean C., Ardsley, NY
Glowing By Korbi B., Walnut Creek, CA
Strings By Mary-Katherine H., Kennesaw, GA
The Last Unexploded Bombshell By Mason M., Springville, UT
The Light of God By Christopher B., Cromwell, CT
The Unseen By Juliet F., Niskayuna, NY
Watching the Snow Fall By Leila E., Cinnominson, NJ
A Royal Bedtime Story By Sarah B., Andover, KS
Meet Me by the Seashore By Rachel C., Hillsboro, NH
Mute By Joan B., Marietta, GA
Paperwork III: Paperweight By Julia S., New Boston, NH
Sunfire By Adam H., Versailles, Ky
Zip-Zip & Yo-Yo Adventures By Krista N., Kingwood, TX

Hot Topics

Adopting African Babies Is Hip By Devyn R., Fruita, CO
Buffalo By Sadie B., Buffalo, NY
EMT By Cassie H., Galesburg, IL
Roman Forum By Brandt B., Boise, ID
Take It Like a Man By Caty J., Phoenix, AZ
The Closet By Ashley, OH


Dear Dad By Emily B., Amery, WI
For the Love of the Game By Jon B., Abilene, KS
Risk Greatly, Achieve Greatly By Brittany C., River Vale, NJ
The Most Important Person in My Life By Hannah P., Hemet, CA
Father - March B. By Lonnisha L., Shreveport, LA
Father - Michael W. By Patrick W., KS
Father - Nestor F. By Nestor F., Phoenix, AZ
Father - Scott N. By Mallory N., Middletown, CT
A Father Lost By Kelly, VA
One Day on a Tractor By Zak L., Vinita, OK
Rediscovered Friendship By Chelsea A., Louisville, Ky
Search for the Best By Nicole C., Springfield, MO


A Brief History of Time By Nash R., Ashland, WI
Ender’s Game By Ryan S., San Diego, CA
Let's Roll by Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham By Karina H., Carmel
Mrs. Dalloway By Jessica T., Mesa, AZ
Never Change By Luisa R., Keeseville, NY
Slaughterhouse-Five By Kerri O., Oxford, MA
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens By E. Patrick C., New Castle, DE
The Kitchen God’s Wife By Ragini V., Wichita, KS
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat By Andrew L., Mercer Island, WA
Those Who Walk in Darkness By Kathryn R., Gainesville, FL


Pink Memories By Claire W., Setauket, NY
So You Are By Ashley S., Hornell
Petals and Thorns By Willow A., Grass Lake, MI
The Agora Theater By Joli H., No. Royalston, OH
7:01 By Folake D., Bellwood, IL
A Man By Kimberly N., Hockessin, DE
A Photography By Ben B., Larkspur, CA
a replica of coherent thought: a requiem By Alexander K., Williamsport, MD
Against the Grain By Farah M., Congers, NY
Amateur Painter By Marie A., Rock Island, IL
An Old Record By Ennis B., Athens, WV
Beaten Walls By Francie G., Lynchburg, SC
Blackcurrant Jam By Michelle B., Los Angeles, CA
Breathe By Shelby C., Newark, DE
Brown Skin By Danielle P., Sacramento, CA
Burn and Crumble By Jim P., Landsdale, PA
Cafeteria Catashrophe By Kelly M., Wexford, PA
Cemented By Laura R., Kenilworth, NJ
Center Stage By Elizabeth G., Edmond, OK
Charter Oak Landing By Rebecca P., Wethersfield, CT
City Slickers By Nadia C., Sterling Heights, MI
CNN By Linda D., Mississauga, ON, Canada
Come Home By Michelle L., Torrance, CA
Crush By Sarah B., Mountain Home, AR
Day By Annie Y., Northborough, MA
Devotion By Sarah M., Clifton, NJ
Dinner Party By Kate W., Kirkwood, MO
Disappointment By Katarina K., New Port Richey, FL
Drip Drops Won’t Beckon By Ericka C., Lee,Aeos Summit, MO
Erased By Cecilia I., Mason, MI
Faded Memory By Lauren K., Lincoln, NE
Flowers Are for Funerals By Amanda M., Miami, FL
For You By Kassi S., Mequon, WI
Forever By Riley B., La Jolla, CA
Gratitute By Alison G., Kensington, CA
Grecian Helmets By Christine S., Arlington, VA
Guilt Deferred By John P., Milford, MA
He Hung the Moon By Amelia F., Fort Payne, AL
Helen By Natalie P., Doylestown, PA
Hero By Jamie C., St. Peter,Aeos, MO
Hide and Seek By Alyssa D., Patterson, NY
Hole in the Wall (Soul in the Wall) By Meagan J., Papillion, NE
Ivy League Poster Boy By Laura M., Worcester, MA
Knots By Erin M., Long Grove, IL
Knowledge Sweet By Robin P., Troy, OH
Liberating Seas By Chealsye B., Bradenton, FL
Lifelines By Lauren E., Gilford, NH
Literary Jazz By Catherine F., Stone Mountain, GA
Little Girl By Sierra G., New Ringgold, PA
Mistress By Selena H., Harrington, WA
Mitten By Adam M., McFarland, WI
Mother Moon By Noni W., Worland, WY
Ms. Nurse of Fate and Color Shades By Jade H., Midwest City, OK
My Art By Luis P., Glendale, AZ
My Friend’s Name By Rebeccca C., Hamden, CT
My Identity By Alexandra R., Woburn, MA
My Teacher By Mike J., So. Plainfield, NJ
Nature’s Hierarchy By Brittney D., Stony Brook, NY
Notes to My Possessor By Amanda T., Rochelle, IL
Penny Words By Marie C., Lilydale, MN
Perfect By Christy C., Manchester, MO
Perfect Paper People By Maie R., Flagstaff, AZ
raindrops By Sarah H., Moraga, CA
Reach By Christina Y., Lakeside, CA
Reach By Rachel Y., Cleburne, TX
Reminisce By Mitchel B., San Diego, CA
Route 35 By Xochitl C., Grand Rapids, MI
Scared By Samantha B., So. Haven, MI
Scream the Defiance By Audrey W., Manchester, NH
Scurvy By Melissa A., Columbia, MO
Shameful Hands By Anne-Marie, Boston, MA
Sisters By Adina D., Great Neck, NY
Small Town Sunday By Sarah I., Surrey, BC, Canada
Solitary Glow By Sarah N., Irvine, CA
Speak By Shannon D., Palm Beach, FL
Spin Cycle By Colleen B., Gilford, NH
Splinter By Ashley M., Newark, DE
Summer Deer By Liza M., Brookline, MA
Tapestry By Inci A., Irvine, CA
The Fickle Finger of Fate By Caroline G., Stafford, VA
The Future, Unknown By Stephanie R., North Bay, ON, Canada
The Oak in My Backyard By kelly Z., Trumbull, CT
The Ocean By Megan J., Pompton Plains, NJ
The Shelter of Your Arms By Rachael L., Phoenix, AZ
The Teacher By Jaclyn W., Pompton Plains, NJ
Thinking About You By Brandy H., Pittsburgh, PA
Throw Away the Pieces By Lily N., No. Royalton, OH
To all those suffering in Darfur By Melissa F., Tijeras, NM
To Photography By Brittany S., Palatine, IL
Trees of Old By Elizabeth C., Collingdale, PA
Underneath the Apple Blossoms By Tom D., Congers, NY
Untitled By Cailin B., Ossining, NY
Untitled By Alexa S., New Port Richey, FL
Upright By Aaron O., Gilford, NH
Worthless Things By Felicia B., Gilford, NH
Writer’s Block By Emily L., Indianapolis, IN
Yesterday’s Comics By Hanh N., St. Peters, MO
Your Hand By Samantha O., Buffalo Grove, IL
Youth By James L., New Port Richey, FL
Ypsing By Colleen B., Gilford, NH
Graffiti By Rachel S., Healsburg, CA
I’m better off By Ashley F., Idaho Falls, ID
Lassitude By Brian S., Philadelphia, PA
Maddix By Rachel I., Dela, UT
Valley of the Viking By Brian H., Newark, DE

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