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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2009 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


Fiction


Can You Hear Me? Custom User Avatar
Time Waits For No One By Madison W., Clarkston, MI
Mrs. Prekash By Sarah J., chicago, IL
Perfect By Kelsey H., State University, AR
Shattered Glass Custom User Avatar
Space and Immortality By Victoria G., Pearland, TX
Spargel Custom User Avatar
Unsung Heroes of the Night By Julian O., Guelph, ON, Canada
Wasted Away By Loreena S., Andover, MN
Whimper Bang By Robin Y., Greenville, NC

Hot Topics


Feedback for "Dear Peers" By Shelly H., Brooklyn, NY
Feedback for "Picture Street" By Jamie S., North Platte, NE
Feedback for "Pledge" By Kelly M., Wilmington, DE
Feedback for "Summer Skin" By Brittne M., Phoenix, AZ
Feedback for "Teen Drinking" By Rae C., Newark, DE
Feedback for On His Birthday By Tori C., North Platte, NE
Feedback on Addressing Racism by Ignoring It By Yeda P., Phoenix, AZ
Feedback on Interview with the Mother of an Autistic Child By Natalie B., Medford, MA
Feedback on The Randomizer By Anonymous, Vineyard Haven, MA

Nonfiction


A Summer Love Triangle Custom User Avatar
Four Daughters By Chanie H., Duluth, GA
From a Dance Team Girl By Alyssa W., Gibsonia, PA
The Firemen By Arieh L., Teaneck, NJ
The Rain Song Custom User Avatar
Up in Smoke By Ashton G., Mexia, TX

Reviews


Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Custom User Avatar
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer By Hannah W., Pepper Pike, OH
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Custom User Avatar
Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus Custom User Avatar
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey By Bailey R., Homer, AK
The Road by Cormac McCarthy By Meghan K., unknown, United States
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski Custom User Avatar
The World I Live In by Helen Keller By Yael S., Brooklyn, NY
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons By Michael S., Saddle River, NJ

Art / Photo


"Death to Beauty" Custom User Avatar
Black and white beauty. Custom User Avatar
Brave New World Custom User Avatar
Cloverfield Custom User Avatar
Cowgirl Custom User Avatar
Discovering Oneness Custom User Avatar
Dreamer Custom User Avatar
Eye to Eye By Lindsey W., Woodinville, WA
Fading Custom User Avatar
Ferris Wheel Custom User Avatar
Friends Forever Custom User Avatar
frog in costa rica Custom User Avatar
Genus Custom User Avatar
Glowing Smile Custom User Avatar
Golden Swing Custom User Avatar
Graffiti Custom User Avatar
Grim Nightmare Custom User Avatar
Heaven Custom User Avatar
Hidden Beauty By Emily F., Cape Town, South Africa
Ink Custom User Avatar
Irreversible Custom User Avatar
life By Ariel G., moses lake, WA
little spring flowers Custom User Avatar
mouse By Hannah S., Axtell, TX
music within Custom User Avatar
night sky By Allison H., Vancouver, WA
Outer Space Custom User Avatar
Peace Before the Storm Custom User Avatar
Photographs Custom User Avatar
Portrait by the Pacific By Junia Z., San Diego, CA
Rail Tracks By Marissa G., Chilton, WI
Shattered By Jessica F., Bradford, MA
Sheepish Custom User Avatar
Sound in the Sun Custom User Avatar
The Kiss By Brittany U., Terra Alta, WV
The Slot Custom User Avatar
The Soft Touch Custom User Avatar
Time By Zoelle M., Boston, MA
una passeggiata attraverso il deserto By Margaret P., Mobile, AL
Washington, DC By Zoelle M., Boston, MA
Window Custom User Avatar

Poetry


The Night Custom User Avatar
Advice By Callie R., Tuscaloosa, AL
Apples By Benjamin B., Mandeville, LA
Hate Custom User Avatar
Ode to the Weary Math Student By Jessica L., Central Point, OR
Porcelain Stars Custom User Avatar
Runaway Custom User Avatar
Soft Blue Eyes Custom User Avatar
The Dead Girl. By Courtney B., Richfield, PA
The Dream Isn't Dead Custom User Avatar
(Be)Coming Home Custom User Avatar
56th Street By Kate C., Green Village, NJ
A Cool Wednesday Evening Custom User Avatar
A Crest-Endorsed Snowfall Custom User Avatar
A Day At War By Aldo P., Annandale, VA
A Guest By Nicholas H., Austin, TX
Absence Custom User Avatar
Adolescent Evolution By Hillary D., Chesterfield, VA
Afternoon Habit Custom User Avatar
Alligator Custom User Avatar
An Inventor’s Finest Plan By Madeleine B., Wexford, PA
Ascent Noir By Ashley E., Culver, IN
At the Park Custom User Avatar
Attention By Sally F., Columbia, MO
Backbone Custom User Avatar
Beautiful Stopwatch Custom User Avatar
Bees Knees By Randie A., Tenafly, NJ
Behind Closed Eyes Custom User Avatar
Being the Mouse Custom User Avatar
Between Rails By Hannah M., SO. Freeport, ME
Big Mouth, little words By Joanna L., Ridgewood, NJ
Bird in the Chimney Custom User Avatar
Books Custom User Avatar
Busy Bodies By Sahira T., Wilmington, DE
Butterfly By Lauren A., York, PA
C-C-Caffeine By Alison R., Broomall, PA
Comatose By Clarissa L., Highland Village, TX
Conclusions By Maggie C., Gloucester, MA
Crush By Stephanie C., Vancouver, Canada
Custer's Last Stand By Sherry S., Middleburgh, NY
Daddy's Girl By Tobian T., Manassas, VA
Dancing on Daddy's Toes By Meaghan D., jamison, PA
Deadly Custom User Avatar
Deep Sleep Slumber By Tina S., Monmouth Junction, NJ
Die By Kelsey B., West Branch, IA
Downtown Centered By Danica P., Plainfield, NJ
Duct Tape Love Custom User Avatar
Dusk By Jonathan B., White Salmon, WA
End of the World Custom User Avatar
Evolution By Edye P., pittsburgh, PA
Eye Contact By Jami H., Gilford, NH
Faces Custom User Avatar
Fall(ing) By Kayley R., Yelm, WA
Falling By Keenan W., Park City, UT
Farewell By Tracy E., River Forest, IL
Firefly (did you hear it?) By Hanna C., Louisville, KY
First Snow By Hallie L., Contoocook, NH
Five Blocks By Ashley M., Spring, TX
fried By Genevieve C., Andover, NJ
From Here to the Sidewalk By Megan B., Gilford, NH
Gone and Forgotten Custom User Avatar
Good-Bye Song Custom User Avatar
Graffiti Custom User Avatar
Hacker By Priscilla A., Spring, TX
Having You Alongside Me By Sophia P., Linden, NJ
hello little hour Custom User Avatar
Highways Custom User Avatar
Hip Hop By Tajahniya S., Brooklyn, NY
Holly Was the One By Lindsey B., Woonsocket, RI
I am a Sculptor Custom User Avatar
I am dripping By Breanne C., Lebanon, TN
I Shouldn't Custom User Avatar
I'm A Written Check Custom User Avatar
I've Seen Your Face Before By Mollie K., Chicago, IL
impeccable disorder By Amy W., Atlanta, GA
In a Dream By Anonymous, Culver, IN
in loving memory, leah elizabeth By katie L., massena, NY
In the Eyes of Poseidon By Samantha E., Hopatcong, NJ
In This City Custom User Avatar
Infomercial By Ariel E., Goose Creek, SC
Isn't It Odd Custom User Avatar
It's Sad. Custom User Avatar
July 23rd By Andrew D., Long Grove, IL
July Again By Amy R., Park City, UT
Just to Feel You By Jenny G., Marietta, GA
La Belle au Bois dormant Custom User Avatar
Lament By Diana P., Closter, NJ
Leftover Custom User Avatar
Less Than Dust Custom User Avatar
Lest I Forget By Brooke H., Warrington, PA
Little Dream World By Katie R., Fayetteville, AR
Love as a Fungus By Hana C., Cambridge, MA
Love is Sinking Custom User Avatar
Mad Gab By Casey H., Bridgeton, NJ
Marielle's Dance By Maria C., Columbia, MO
Memories By Abbye W., Oxford, MA
Mother May I Custom User Avatar
My Bare Self By Olivia C., Greeley, CO
My Cello Custom User Avatar
My Mercy and Grace By Natalie R., Windermere, FL
My Poems Hide By Peyton C., Baton Rouge, LA
My Side of the Orange Custom User Avatar
Mystic Custom User Avatar
Needlework Custom User Avatar
New By Joanna N., South Plainfield, NJ
new outlook on life By Holly W., Boise, ID
Nostalgia By Kenzie S., Parker, CO
November Custom User Avatar
Numb Knees Custom User Avatar
Ode to the Old Fisherman Custom User Avatar
On Getting Tattoos By Amy R., Georgetown, DE
On Paper By Nora T., Grinnell, IA
On the Civil War Dead (After Lowell) By Douglas G., Bethesda, MD
Our Song By Anonymous, Knoxville, TN
Parting Is Bitter Custom User Avatar
Pastries By Michelle S., Hopkinton, MA
Patches Custom User Avatar
Pepto Bismol Custom User Avatar
Perfect By Marika T., Fort Bragg
Perfectly Imperfect Custom User Avatar
Please Can I Have That Guy? By Janelle Z., Plainfield, NJ
Portraits of thoughts on love By Alexandria B., New Haven, CT
Problematic Penitentiary By Eli C., Gilford, NH
Puberty By Zach B., Guilford, NH
Purple By Alexander P., San Francisco, CA
Red Light By Mackenzie L., rockville centre, NY
Reflections Custom User Avatar
Release By Corinne H., Camarillo, CA
Remembrance By Drake D., Carmel, IN
See This Kaleidoscope By Lauryn C., Okemos, MI
Self Aware By Meg C., Oak Ridge, TN
Serendipity Custom User Avatar
She's the One Custom User Avatar
Signature Custom User Avatar
Sleepwalking By Keegan W., Dallas, TX
sometimes i remember By Holly M., South Plainfield, NJ
soul By Sarah W., North Bend, OH
Spindles of Honey By Jaden G., Shawnee, KS
Spring By Meganne E., Columbia, MO
Sting Custom User Avatar
sunshine By Dakota D., Westwood, KS
The Death of a Poem By Anonymous, Independence, MO
The Gospel According to Vincent Van Gogh By Haley S., Palatine, IL
The Hunt and the Thrill By Hillary R., Germantown, TN
The Invisible Ones Custom User Avatar
The Isolation, the Seperation Custom User Avatar
The Kiss Custom User Avatar
The Middles Custom User Avatar
The notebook Custom User Avatar
The Pen By Seamus K., Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
the repetition of two times two By Cynthia M., Chevy Chase, MD
The Simple Things By Emily M., jacksonville, FL
They Retreat They Rage By Ian C., Wheaton, IL
this is a trap Custom User Avatar
Thorns By Alyssa S., Hamilton
Thread By Diana D., The Woodlands, TX
Threads By Molly K., Newton, MA
Thunderstorm Custom User Avatar
To a Younger Version of Myself Custom User Avatar
To the Still Clock on My Wall By Chalmus D., Humboldt, TN
Today By Grant G., New City, NY
too loud By Ish A., San Jose, CA
Trip By Kofi B., Media, PA
Unconscionable By Anonymous, Athens, GA
Under The Rocks By Liz N., Edinburg, VA
Vein-Chaser By Antonia C., Lake Forest Park, WA
VI Custom User Avatar
Viewpoints Custom User Avatar
violinist's fingers By Srinath R., Singapore, Singapore
When I Look Inside Custom User Avatar
Winter By Aniko G., Tallahassee, FL
Writing Freeze By Dominique B., Brooklyn, NY
Yellow Flowers By Megan C., Overland Park, KS
You Custom User Avatar
Child of the Snow (Snow Angel) By Elizabeth R., Auburn, CA
haiku Custom User Avatar
Winter By Taylor A., Eagle, ID
Danny By Georgia B., Dresser, WI
God Poem By Anna B., Fairfield, IA
Mt. Washington Custom User Avatar
Thanksgiving By Amber B., Thomson, GA

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