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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2014 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


A Little Get-Together (ABCs) By Dominicolodeon, Norfolk, VA
Better Off Dead By Lenora, Brainerd, MN
Bug By FairToMiddlin, Durham, NC
Recovery By Anonymous, Avon Lake, OH
Kid's Game By readaholic, Tomahawk, WI

Hot Topics

Not a Game By MWaaler, Scottsdale, AZ
BullyingNon-Violent Resistance By KaylaMc716, Buffalo, NY
HealthVeggie Stigma By Debbie F., Clinton, CT
Letters to the EditorA Tiger Mother's Slumber By Gabi N., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorDouble Standards By SheIsTheSunlight, Laveen, AZ
Letters to the EditorGratefully Yours By runnergirl4JesusChrist, Wilmington, DE
Letters to the EditorMagic By Aylin B., Glendale, AZ
Letters to the EditorMy Gaming Addiction By Matthew W., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorThanks, Teen Ink By EricMatamoros568, Wilmington, DE
Letters to the EditorWhat's Changed Me By Brelaw67, Evansville, WI
Pride & PrejudiceBreaking Up With the Perm By brownjahne, Louisville, KY
Pride & PrejudiceRichie’s Secret By Anonymous, San Jose, CA


InterviewsAuthor Elizabeth LaBan By Alyssa P., Hamburg, NJ
InterviewsAuthor J.C. Carleson By Lydia W., Brookline, MA
MemoirFamily Room Snake Hunts By tbenz07, Cicero, NY
MemoirGetaway Driver By BobbiG18, Barrington, RI
MemoirReading with My Sister By dbpt21, Yongin, ZZ
MemoirThe Picture in My Wallet By Anonymous, Lambertville, MI
Distraction = Destruction By pancakes, Cambridge, MA
Personal ExperienceAbraham Driving School By luckytwice, Oakland twp., MI
Personal ExperienceBlue By danny.boy, East Brunswick, NJ
Personal ExperienceConnected By Csquared, Lexington, MA
Personal ExperienceFruit By theramblingpoet, Plainview, NY
Personal ExperienceLittle Manipulators By hanner, Bell City, LA
Personal ExperienceNumbers By lewoodla, Mesa, AZ
Personal ExperienceOne Fateful Drive By Anonymous, Wilbraham, MA
Personal ExperienceSilence of that Day By MidnightWriter, Ontario, ZZ
Personal ExperienceThe Fall By Carleigh S., Coral Springs, FL
Personal ExperienceTopless and Afraid By futurenovelista, Staatsburg, NY
SportsMy Journey on the Track By ilovethecity, Westbury, NY
SportsRacing the Dragon Boat By princeofsparx, Manhattan, NY
Travel & CultureBorder Market By Jena.Ez, Beirut, ZZ
Travel & CultureMen of Jerusalem By Naomi E., Newton, MA
Travel & CultureMonkey Business By chocolatina, Northbrook, IL
Travel & CultureMy Island Birthland By ChocolateNerd, Chiang Mai, ZZ


The Real Mandela By Noah N., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Coloring Outside the Lines By esthercurly, DPO, ZZ
No Excuse By Anonymous, Scottsdale, AZ


Book ReviewsGoing Bovine by Libba Bray By nickwest, scottsdale, AZ
Book ReviewsHere's the Deal: Don't Touch Me by Howie Mandel By Sketched97, Silver Spring, MD
Book ReviewsREAL (Vol. 1) by Takehiko Inoue By pageturner, Brooklyn, NY
Book ReviewsThe Last Lecture by Randy Poesch By Anonymous, South Setauket, NY
Book ReviewsThe Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Movie ReviewsHer By rots28, East Hampton, CT
Movie ReviewsSaving Mr. Banks Review By FernandoAtTheMovies, San Diego, CA
Movie ReviewsThe Cove By RyogoS, Kuala Lumpur, ZZ
Music ReviewsAM by Arctic Monkeys By super8, Manhattan, KS
Music ReviewsBabel by Mumford and Sons By Helena.of.Karatha, Saint Paul, MN
Music ReviewsBeyoncé By Jon L., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Music ReviewsCrazy World by Boys Like Girls By Joyce X., brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsThe Big Bang Theory By Joey C., Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 By Marq12, Peoria, IL
"Was it a vision, or a waking dream?" By highly--inspired, Norman, OK
another day in paradise By megan123321, southport, WI
Baby Blue Eyes By AmorMoritur, Monroe, NC
Balance By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
Belle's By nanabird, Plymouth, IA
Blue Indigo By Jessjess, Hampton Falls, NH
Brady By TirzahG, austin, TX
Camera in the Car By KelseyS94, N/A, WI
Capuchin By SpottyLepard, Concord, NC
Downtown At Near-Dusk By iamfeelingud, brown deer, WI
Eisoptrophobia By wannabeaphotogirl, forest, VA
Fabricated Jail CEll By Vipymuss, Perryton, TX
Firestarter By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Ghost rider By CapturedByCiara, Ferrum, VA
Historic Seven Mile Bridge By tontlind, Cumbayá, ZZ
In Queue By , Sugar Land, TX
Knight By AlisonWonderland, Ottawa, ZZ
Lluusstt By LeahC, Burke, VA
Lucid By Chris_Alan, Elk grove, CA
Macbeth By MathyArtist, Pacific, MO
Many Thoughts By CreativeAngel, Vaddez, AK
Mermaids By JessyBarr, Portland, OR
Mindless Sins By Amberrondel, St Peter Port, ZZ
My Dog By Jexxi13, houston, TX
Obsession By Estraa, Hamilton, ZZ
Our Recovery By Carsellular, Christchurch, ZZ
Palace of Fine Arts By snsd7, Fremont, CA
Purple Iris By NewIdentity, Arden, NC
Reading By BeautifullyInvisible, Lakeshore, ZZ
Sakura Love - さくらのあい By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
See the unseen By rachelgearhart, eden, NC
Serene By juliajuliajulia, Andover, MA
Silhouette By ashleyleah, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Sophie Lee 1 By bellasings, Richmond, VA
Summertime Sadness By GalaxyMech, Dalton, GA
Sweet girls By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
The Gordian Knot By papermargins, Bridgewater, NJ
The Temple Above By Shaughnelene, Shawnigan Lake, ZZ
Time Is an Infinite Creature By CoughingColours, athens, AL
Towering Over London By perry7, Atlanta, GA
Untitled By Kimmy_Krak, Macomb, MI
Violet Winter By sweetsninja, Uniontown, OH


Couch Souls By jessy0361, Lenoir, TN
Diamonds or Coal By Samanthalijun, Farmington, NM
Glacier Heart By Taylor D., Asheville, NC
It’s Truly Only When You’re Gone, My Love By Maddie S., Reno, NV
Leap of Faith By Bookworm22, Clarkston, MI
Seasons By Valriv, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Sight By Dillie, New Bethelehem, PA
Sometimes By annemariei, Hyannis, MA
The End By GennaElissa, Cherry Hill, NJ
Unnatural Poison By Tori A., Fort Montgomery, NY
#BathroomProbs By TheY0ung0ne, Columbus, OH
An Explanation By paigeswifka, Goose Creek, SC
Angel Kisses By Janelle7, Ashland, WI
B E Gb G B By anna-morph, Gilmanton, NH
Beauty By rowyourboat, Lutz, FL
Bedtime Routine By MeganLamberger, Beaverton, OR
Bones By Jdrexler, oshkosh, WI
Brackets By ISayNow, Manassas, VA
Careless By MarieEsther, Miami, FL
catharsis By sharkie, Singapore, ZZ
Chapped Wool By noram2, New City, NY
Chocolate By jinyi Z., Medway, MA
Circuit Breaker By AveryJewell, Plainfield, IL
Cups. By alx_rms, Naples, FL
Dear Son, Dead Son By Talia G., Weston, MA
Delicacy By t.lee., Ridgefield, CT
Desparatus By absconditus, Monroe, NC
Dismembered Illusions By adinar, Old Saybrook, CT
Drunken Romance By RaveNevermore, Norfolk, VA
Echidna By CookieMonster24, Delhi, ZZ
Eleven Minutes By jennag4, New city, NY
Exposed By Anonymous, Littleton, CO
Expression Express By goldieshen, Arcadia, CA
fishing By danielleaturtle, Byron Center, MI
Gravel By Marcelline, Lebanon, ME
Graveyard By ..RJ.., Phelan, CA
Homewrecker By AnonymousSecrets, lexington, NC
Houston, We... By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
I'd much rather be known as a ghost orchid. By A.M.King, Chula Vista, CA
Ignition By Poetic_Person, Shippensburg, PA
Indian Summer By Pia17, minneapolis, MN
Insomnia By Meghan D., Gilford, NH
Jeffrey The Millipede By Anonymous, Earlham, IA
L.O.V.E. By hyejibeji, Scottsdale, AZ
Last Words By SarahHarmon, Lawrenceville, NJ
Letter from a Dead Planet By juliannex, Ellicott City, MD
little bug By lotaslena, Orange, TX
Marlboro By SirAreYouAsleep, Milton, NH
Mechanized Beasts By LaChouette, Mount Vernon, NY
Metronome By The_Creative_Muffin, Gilford, NH
Minuscule By StoneFox, St. Peters, MO
Moonlight Sonata By awriter11, Avon Lake, OH
Morphed By Cassie1435, Skokie, IL
My Family Circus By theblondechick, kingsport, TN
my mind is running wild By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
My Muse By Anonymous, San Bernardino, CA
My Soul By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
My Soul, It Dances By iAmTheStardust, Moon Twp., PA
My World By DejaneWilson1998, Sacramento, CA
My World By Anonymous, New London County, CT
Night in town By TamzieW., Pitakotte, ZZ
Nightmare Love By theweirdworder, Newtown, PA
Nights on the Road By noram2, New City, NY
Ode to a Hipster By WrittenByALady, Ball Ground, GA
Oversized Pants By Iamnotasociopath, Knoxville, IA
Phantasmagoria Redefined By Harsha_Pattnaik, Cuttack, ZZ
Prometheus By dreamshaker, Clarkston, MI
Purple Irises By roryf, Flemington, NJ
Racial Profiling By Jada A., palmbay, FL
Rainy Day By AmeliaElsie, Oshkosh, WI
Recycled By Casey W., Gilford, NH
Red Salty Sting By OneProzacADay, State College, PA
Sea Glass By AveryKatherine, Annapolis, MD
Seasonal Exchange By LifeWrite, Westfield, NJ
Snow Fox By Adrianna.p, Palatine, IL
Sometimes By WriteBeforeBreakfast, Arlington, MA
Spraying of Pests By gls_4, Medfield, MA
Spring fever By YourMaster, Willards, MD
tarnish By LunarBirth, Edinburg, TX
Tell Me By AudreyCB94, Manlius, NY
That Day By Anonymous, Centennial, CO
The Boy By Mircat, Willard, MO
The Boy from Sleeping County By fountainpen, Glendora, CA
The Cold By Isibeal19, Pittsburgh, PA
The Highway at Night By missemmacate, Kingsport, TN
The Pencil Artist By Anonymous, Yarmouth, ME
The Sound of Writers By Juice1197, Beaver Falls, PA
the writer’s fate By HemingwaysDaughter, Somewhere, ZZ
This is not Art By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
Tilting By wanderlustful, Chatham, VA
Ursa Minor By newxheights, Manitou Beach, MI
Wayward Daughter By MyWriteOrDie, Memphis, TN
What I Thought When We First Met (On the Beach) By esthercurly, DPO, ZZ
[Red] By LadyGrey, Ithaca, NY
First Car By Taylor W., Tampa, FL
mudding By Anonymous, macon, IL
No Cup Holder By Mario P., Park Ridge, IL
Overcoming Writers' Block By 411Ellie, Fridley, MN
Where Do Babies Come From? By TEmick, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Heart of Stone By Anonymous, Toms River, NJ

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