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Teen Ink Magazine, September 2013 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


A Creation Story By FlannelSkin, Portland, OR
Everything’s Fine By ellsieSeraphina, Winchester, MA
Isn’t She a Beauty? By CAA1497, Roswell, GA
Whens By Birdsong, Vancouver, ZZ
You Don’t Go Skydiving By Hannah V., Northfield, NJ
Red Hoodie By lamismaestrella, Minden, NV
Wood Boards and an Old Ford By LizzK, Sullivan, WI
The Balloon Tree By ramfthomas4, South Bend, IN
The Last Symphony By Yuliya007, Columbus, OH

Hot Topics

BullyingAnyone But Me By Anonymous, Camden, TN
BullyingComing Out Stronger By Anonymous, Park Ridge, IL
BullyingConquering Self-Harm By Anonymous, Norton, MA
BullyingDevin Scott’s Story By Megan H., Colorado Springs, CO
BullyingFour Chairs Down By LibSel, Port Matilda, PA
BullyingJust One Picture By Anonymous, St. Thomas, ZZ
BullyingKing Worm By Robert H., St. Ann, MO
BullyingSympathy for the Devil By Jack B., Houston, TX
Community ServiceRolfe By Anamareally, Saluda, NC
Community Service“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” By mckenziewick, Whitefish, MT
HealthThe “Pimple” By Jamie O., Wilmington, DE
HealthUntitled Number Two (Real) By Anonymous, Topeka, KS
HealthWorld Suicide Prevention Day By dabain, Northville, MI
Letters to the EditorGun Control By LawrenceK, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorPoetry Woes By Anonymous, Irvington, NJ
Letters to the EditorSubmission Delays By WriterHead, Morrow, GA
Letters to the EditorSummer Hiatus? By Alice_in_Wonderland, San Clemente, CA


InterviewsAuthor Amy Christine Parker By Lydia W., Brookline, MA
MemoirHorizon Life By KaleyRoberts, Niantic, CT
MemoirI Remember This By MadeleineR, Fort Wayne, IN
MemoirRemnant By tiffanyl, Carrollton, TX
A Health Food Store in California By fortetennis, Santa Barbara, CA
The Man Covered in Ash By Anonymous, Solon, OH
Personal ExperienceBarefoot By miucielo, Albany, NY
Personal ExperienceCaught in 9/11 By brknets, tenafly, NJ
Personal ExperienceDaisy Buchanan By Anonymous, Portland, OR
Personal ExperienceRap Attack By tan7air, Naples, NY
Personal ExperienceSummer Rain By SaskiaBlu, Oakland, CA
SportsA Historic Slam Dunk By Morgan S., New York, NY
SportsMajor League Eating By KevinLange15, Boyne City, MI
SportsWhat Is Mine By Allison D., East Aurora, NY
Travel & CultureBeach Camping By Anonymous, Eugene, OR
Travel & CultureSummer in Kiev By ggleyberman, Brooklyn, NY
Travel & CultureVery American By KristinC, Cupertino, CA
Travel & CultureWhere I’m From By mistuh_garrison, Ormond Beach, FL


Beating for Boston By GraphicWriter, Yuba City, CA
Comma Knowledge By miaedelstein, West Orange, NJ
A Call to Delete Cyberbullying By Caitlin L., Staten Island, NY
Of My Generation By leatherina, Sicklerville, NJ
Pride and Prejudice By Hillel Z., Palo Alto, CA
Sympathy for the Victims By TessaM., Gurnee, IL


Book ReviewsBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver By Danielle3212, Scottsdale, AZ
Book ReviewsBehind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo By Anonymous, Wilmington, MA
Book ReviewsCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare By LilyLily, Cannon Falls, MN
Book ReviewsThe Giver by Lois Lowry By NatalieZhu, New York, NY
Movie ReviewsEdward Scissorhands By RyogoS, Kuala Lumpur, ZZ
Movie ReviewsMonsters University By WaffleOcean2934, Rogers, MN
Movie ReviewsPacific Rim By ravenswritingdesk, Pond Creek, OK
Music ReviewsChris Tomlin – Burning Lights By bJorn, Cannon Falls, MN
Music ReviewsChristopher Owens – Lysandre By thatdanielgardner, Smyrna, TN
Music ReviewsJustin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience By Anonymous, New York, NY
Music ReviewsThe Great Gatsby Soundtrack By KenzieeBurns, Naperville, IL
TV show reviewsGrimm By SHER_locked, Alta Loma, CA

Art / Photo

crazy kids gone wild By EvaParisCicinyte, Newmarket, ZZ
A Maritime Outlook By hanna13, Tenafly, NJ
Achromatic Innocence By Fob247, Harrison Twp, MI
Balloons for Tony 2 By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Clearwater Pier By KenxxzieLove, Brampton, ZZ
Escape By GlowFlight, Taipei, ZZ
Fiesta By MichelleTaco, brooklyn, NY
Final Portrait By Sadako-xD, Dittmannsdorf, ZZ
Fish Fetch By asarin, Redmond, WA
Glowing By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Heart - Beat By Vwisticha, Malang, ZZ
Hipster Superman By KodaFarone, Rosiclare, IL
Honorificabilitudinitatibus By StormMarieWhite, Centerburg, OH
Hoplophobia By WOLFYLOVESGLITTER, Madison, AL
Hudepohl By mallzell, elsmere, KY
In the Sand By K.Marke, Nipomo, CA
Just A Girl By redeemed_love, Houghton, MI
Last Light By RenaissanceKaleidoscope, Altadena, CA
Letter from a Lover By SaddleShoeGal, Granite Canyon, WY
Music By , Topanga, CA
Ocean of words By PurpleDawn, Novi Sad, ZZ
Peace By Jen_Vargas, COVERT, MI
Reflection By technosharks, Bridgewater, VA
Rissing From the Deep By OceanScribe, Lilburn, GA
Senior Picture By SUNSHINE1O1, Lovington, NM
Spring Flowers By Kenders, Somerset, WI
Strike a Pose By merdos96, Brooklyn, NY
Swing By aleguz21, Montgomery, IL
Tangled Wings By eisforeleonore, Eureka, MO
the little things in life<3 By alidanielle, double oak, TX
The Lost City By StreamingInRealm, Saint Charles, MO
The Splinter By patulus, hastings, ZZ
These Feelings for You are Long Overdue By Vipymuss, Perryton, TX
Through the woods By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Transform By , orlando, FL
Turtle By , Mississauga, ZZ
Untitled By HelloMeganxx, Strasburg, VA
View from Tokyo Tower By IAmDana, Falls Church, VA
WAITING FOR YOU.... By ramona7, bbsr, ZZ
You Can't Cage my Heart By Bebeanniexo7, Noblesville, IN


The Classroom Symphony By CherriePi, Appleton, WI
3:17 a.m. By TabbiJane, Rockwood, MI
A Caged Bird By Nelley, Palo Alto, CA
A Note By francypants, Santa Monica, CA
A Simile By mseiner, Pittsburgh, PA
Advice By cyang0220, New York, NY
Airplane Wish By Thestral, Fort Collins, CO
Anxiety By Katie H., Mason, OH
arianna By albinoelk, Fayetteville, GA
ASTeRoID By nescaping, Horseheads, NY
At Night By flyingthecoops, Windsor Heights, IA
Beauty By rustyemotions, Queens, NY
Bed Sheets By RebeccaMichele, Sandy Hook, CT
bedsores By Arrow.Kay, Woodstock, VA
best friends By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
black dots By snowybutterfly, Fremont, CA
Breathe By amandap, Midlothian, VA
Brooding in Black & White By Penn_Barod, Nashville, TN
burns of the broken By marisafreedman, Sharon, MA
Caution By faerie-tales, Colchester, CT
Child Ticket, Please By Zak T., Bristol, United Kingdom
Company By White.Roses, West Chester, OH
Conversation with Knowledge By Olivia P., Muskegon, MI
Don't be a Hero By swallowedbystreetlights, Arlington, VA
Doors By AnnaX, Boston, MA
Dreams By zucchini, Green Bay, WI
Driving, 4 a.m. By AudreyCB94, Manlius, NY
Dust Motes By TheSkyOwesMeRain, Irvine, CA
Envy By CourtCourt, West Valley, NY
Feathers and a Wax Seal By Raydear, Boulder Creek, CA
Finding a Verse By madeline.p, Orangeville, PA
for lonely nights By Chloe K., Greenwich, CT
For Softee (Two E’s), Last Seen: 1998 By ololiviv, Greenwich, CT
Forgiveness By LinaA, amman, ZZ
Geometry Class By HannahLouise1321, Delaware, OH
Happy Endings By torreyhenry95, Coronado, CA
He Is My Guardian By bizzyzutrau, Chestnut Hill, MA
How To: Be A Wallflower By PopPrincess, LaGrange, IN
I Wore Crocheted Slippers By Skyset, Wichita, KS
If We Were Colors By Lydia W., Brookline, MA
It’s All Only By Natasha A., -
Liars are easy to find By Celine1901, Jacksonville, FL
Life is By cornflower_glass, Seongbuk-gu, ZZ
Life Lesson By sK8terKid1496, Appleton, WI
macaroni and words By justkeepwriting, Los Angeles, CA
melting By laurenlauren, Portland, OR
Names on the Board By Mad_Is_On, Brooklyn, NY
Ode to Pencils By KawaiiKitsune, Shoreline, WA
On the Platform By Sayuri97, Gilford, NH
Over my head By PhantomoftheBookstore, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Perspective By .Izzy., Broadview Heights, OH
Piece by Piece By sarahvt, Underhill, VT
pieces By ArcticMonkeys, Montrose, MN
Plan B By MaraSchneiderman, Simi Valley, CA
Pompeii By karachilders96, Bellingham, WA
Powder Blue with Roses By little-bird-girl, Flemington, NJ
Remembrances By Michelle R., Passaic, NJ
Sailing By Melissa L., Fredonia, WI
Sea Turtle Tour Guide By CollinGriffeth, Branford, CT
Six Letters By elaine69018, Bellevue, WA
Sleepers By TowerofStars, Cape Coral, FL
Summer Letters By emilycutter, State College, PA
Summer of We By whaticantsay, High Point, NC
Sunburn By Larah B., Ockalwaha, FL
Talk to Me By Anonymous, Berkeley, CA
Teenage Angst By SummerG, Lexington, MA
The Art of Racing in the Rain By SamP., Jupiter, FL
the best years of our life By kashekas, Mashpee, MA
The Bus By Vinay M., Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The Call By adinohman, walla walla, WA
The Cocoon Breaks By chris341, Springville, UT
The Coldest Day By calm150, Albuquerque, NM
the deepest nostalgia By taylorsorensen, Grand Rapids, MI
The Forest’s Fading Crimson Attire By Alyna K., Crete, IL
The Lengths By dina8, Hinsdale, IL
The Pencil By DRGCT, Plainfield, CT
The Smoking Hole By AlixG., Beaufort, NC
The Storm By marmar767, Westport, CT
The Vending Machine By AugustSummerFling, Mylapore, Chennai, ZZ
Those Summer Days By TheMasterWagner, Greenville, SC
Thunderstorm By k8husted, Jacksonville, OR
to sit in solemn silence By Elise L., Seattle, WA
to sophia By troubled-times, Richmond, VA
Two Wars By FlannelSkin, Portland, OR
Unraveled By AmyLeigh, Pompton Lakes, NJ
Video Game Love Poem By Nintendude, Republic, MO
Was/Can’t/Is … True By taylorbagen, West Orange, NJ
We By TowerofStars, Cape Coral, FL
What I Wrote in Math By LovelyVagabond, Dove Canyon, CA
A Warm Night By redhairCat, Pebble Beach, CA
Growing Up By PixiePoet, Woodbine, MD
Kitchen Utensils By TryingToLive, Austintown, OH
Mother Homework By Soccergirl2424, Potomac, MD
Our Hearth (What a Sensation!) By ChrisJ, Rochester, NY
Philippines By Elizabeth-of-rohan, Abbeville, LA
Reel Life By ThePoet, Jacobus, PA
The Second Coming By alanas, Leonia, NJ
Summer Days By Pay15, Melba, ID

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