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Teen Ink Magazine, September 2014 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Reality By nellief, new york, NY
The World in the Well By paperbackwriter1966, Los Angeles, CA
Watch the Butterflies By Roseate, San Ramon, CA
Bugs and Guts By word-spinner, Indianapolis, IN
Mud Puddles By ObviousBicycle, Westfield, NJ
The Empty Desk By AnnaOfMirkwood, Raymond, MS
Thirty Minutes For an Apology By theblondechick, kingsport, TN
Together at Last By swallowc, Templecombe, ZZ
Across the Black Earth By SomeCreatively, Garnet Valley, PA
The Library By obliviouslymyah, Cleburne, TX

Hot Topics

Community ServiceAny Sandwich Will Help By Daniel N., Middle Village, NY
Community ServiceBaby Rocker By Anonymous, Boston, MA
EnvironmentColony Collapse Disorder By Jaesung, Ridgewood, NJ
EnvironmentMother Earth By Veronica C., Casselberry, FL
HealthIncomplete Application By Anonymous, Tilton, NH
HealthLife After the Wall By Kenzie H., Wilmington, DE
HealthThe Choking Game By cassietrudeau, Franklin Lakes, NJ
HealthThe Day Mom Nearly Died By Anonymous, Jim Thorpe, PA
Letters to the EditorHow to Paint Your Room By the-unrehearsed, Calgary, ZZ
Letters to the EditorI Love/I Hate By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Letters to the EditorTo Teen Ink with Love By ScarlettJ., West Newton, PA
Letters to the EditorVoicebox By karenc, Brooklyn, NY


InterviewsAuthor Isobel Harrop By WriterWannaBe, Somers Point, NJ
MemoirBye-Bye, Bully By michaela.bug, Edison, NJ
MemoirConfessions of a Vonnegut Wannabe By Anonymous, Elburn, IL
MemoirOur Hands By RosePal, phoenix, AZ
MemoirWhat Happened to Summertime? By Anabelle S., Beavercreek, OH
Personal ExperienceA Season for Change By JacksG, Rolling Meadows, IL
Personal ExperienceAm I My Color? By Anonymous, Easley, SC
Personal ExperienceAutumnal By dreamshaker, Clarkston, MI
Personal ExperienceHi, I’m the New Kid! By jhhelena, Scituate, MA
Personal ExperienceI Hate Being a Nice Girl By onesmallinfinity, Dayton, OH
Personal ExperienceLet’s Talk By MissMizzyMiz, King Of Prussia, PA
Personal ExperienceLife is a Game of Dress-up By Anonymous, Kennett Square, PA
Personal ExperienceRoad Rules By jaamm96, Brewster, NY
Personal ExperienceSailing Away By Eliza P., New York, NY
Personal ExperienceThe Blank Test By jiyoon, Great Neck, NY
Personal ExperienceThe World’s Soul By NightGoddess17, New City, NY
Personal ExperienceTolerance Versus Acceptance By marisapaq14, San Jose, CA
Personal ExperienceWhat I Wish I’d Known as a Freshman By nikiiiZ, Chicago, IL
SportsAdrenaline By WendyLovesYou, Maywood, CA
SportsMy First Track Meet By Ashlyn M., Wyckoff, NJ
Sportsthe black and white By snowflakesofme, Bellevue, WA
Travel & CultureLost in Translation By eliza L., oakland, CA
Travel & CultureMy Pilgrimage By Tasnim H., East Elmhurst, NY
Travel & CultureTear Gassed in Egypt By Charlotte97, Barrington, RI, RI


For Ferguson By poeticstarlet94, Irving, TX
Besides Bieber By Madison M., Des Moines, IA
Popular Culture = Rape Culture? By Amelia_K, San Francisco, CA
Stop Romanticizing Mental Illness By Low97, Chantilly, VA
Athletes Don’t Need PE By Zoe D., Chicago, IL


Book ReviewsQuiet by Susan Cain By Dynamo, Lahore, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson By FaeNotMyName, Jupiter, FL
Book ReviewsThe Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer By Lanimal, Thornton, CO
Book ReviewsWonder by R. J. Palacio By Amandaa_126, Cannon Falls, MN
Movie ReviewsFrozen By BuiBui, Glendale, AZ
Movie ReviewsThe Fault in Our Stars By Narrelle, Royal Palm Beach, FL
Music ReviewsAcid Rap by Chance the Rapper By MattDonRoth, Scottsdale, AZ
Music ReviewsNever Trust a Happy Song by Grouplove By CarrieGoRound, West Liberty, KY
Music ReviewsNevermind by Nirvana By Allison P., Littleton, CO
Music ReviewsRewind by Rascal Flatts By codyjendro, Temecula, CA
TV show reviewsBreaking Bad By celestia389, N/A, CT

Art / Photo

A Ghostly Presence By dwellingondreams138, Albertson, NY
Action shots By Noemilovesu, Greenacres, FL
Alive By MayBCrazie, Glendale, WI
Beach Grass By kaitlynmes, Weston, MA
Beasutiful bliss By Hannahlaisne1, Menifee, CA
Bites and Bruises By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
Britannica By j.Dieppa, Northridge, CA
Broken By AlisonWonderland, Ottawa, ZZ
Convergence By MathyArtist, Pacific, MO
Curiosity By dancer53785, Grants Pass, OR
Dancing Through Life By CarolynRose, Ringoes, NJ
Daydreamer By AnonymousTillYouKnowMe, Bucks, ZZ
Daydreaming By rayofhope, Alexander, NC
Doggy Days By jessitaylor9671, East Bernard, TX
Don't Label Me By MollyKateCline, Powell, OH
Dorothy 2.0 By for-you-i-swoon, San Francisco, CA
Egyptian Sunset By Brookie21, chandler, AZ
Explosive Reflections By koko99, Los Angeles, CA
Feel Free By , Bremerton, WA
Feet 2 By amandadelaney, Edgewood, KY
Happiness By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Headstrong By Danielleadamek, Harvest, AL
In Distress By irena23, oak park, CA
In the Southern Sun By smilefever, Boulder, CO
Into A Baby's Eyes By ForeverFangirling, Wichita, KS
Lined By roryf, Flemington, NJ
Living Dead By Hibawot, Doha, ZZ
Lone Mountain By Robyn_Snow, Cincinnati, OH
Lonliness By tyedyeeyes, Lexington, KY
Looking Ahead By Caragal, Palatine, IL
Nature's Beauty By PencilArt4Life, jackson, TN
Nautical By Angelfishing, Madison, SD
Nestled By , Topanga, CA
New Englands Fall By danyelle24, Boscawen, NH
No one listens By forhaedynforeverago, Pelham, AL
Reaching out By tyedyeeyes, Lexington, KY
Scouting Seas By rachellian, Camarillo, CA
Selfie on the train By , new york, NY
Silence By MissMissingSoul, South Jordan, UT
Static By claireoftheproblematique, Henrico, VA
The Beautiful Couple By Lilia, El cajon, CA
The Bees Knees By , Pullman, WA
The hidden path By AquaBlu, Johnstown, OH
the old city By tsukun, Naperville, IL
The View from Here By ashleyts29, Johns Creek, GA
Time to Play in a Muddy Puddle! By AbigailElizabethPhotography, Florence, SC
Two in One By MilindaMiller, Grandville, MI
Vintage Autumn 3 By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
When it rains... By MickieLynn, Spokane, WA
wonderland By , jacksonville, FL
Written By Sherlocklives, Mnt. Marion, NY


Drowning By B.C.Stolk, whitby, ZZ
Fire Girl By AlexH., Ledyard, CT
The Drowning Astronaut By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
twenty-six million light-years By ------------, Portage, MI
"She" By Lauren R., Plantation, FL
A Clear View By Sadie K., Clarkston, MI
A Drop in the Ocean By tmtexas, Clarkston, MI
A Lonely Street By Char130, bellevue, WA
A Lot By OliviaShipstead, El Cajon, CA
A Sock By tumbleweed, Fairfax, VA
Ageless Clockwork By katycruel, Boyceville, WI
At Fourteen By StarGirl16, Fort Mill, SC
Blinded By Godinspiresher43, Green Bay, WI
bread for my soul By east_of_ada, Tomball, TX
Buried Within You By Alina5V, Nicholasville, KY
Change of Hands By Katherine O., Ormond Beach, FL
Children By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
Cinnamon (4:02 am) By meowitselizabeth, Fletcher, NC
Concrete Jungle By Camaro8420, Apex, NC
Dandelion By ericryklin, New York City, NY
Dead Worms in Washington By AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFate, Salt Lake City, UT
Dear Mom & Dad, By dinks, Hinsdale, IL
Diamonds By Sara3445, South Hadley, MA
Difference By dwallis15, Orion, MI
Dream Girl By Ellie24, Melbourne, FL
economy By hstanky, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Fresh Laundry By pippinpotato, San Jose, CA
Funeral By NightGoddess17, New City, NY
Gardens By viachu888, Gales Ferry, CT
Go Back By Jordan K., West Nyack, NY
God, My Painter By MissMizzyMiz, King Of Prussia, PA
Grandma By Anonymous, Exeter, NH
How To Live Without Your Heart By MegPonine, Pittsburgh, PA
Insomnia By StarlitSunrise, Clemmons, NC
Introspective perspective By paleteenager, Fountain Hills, AZ
I’m Not Yet Written By iwritepoetrynottragedies, Wiscasset, ME
joints By lavinavasquez, Safat, ZZ
Jupiter & Lemonade By BrandiBooth, Waco, TX
Letter to the Unlucky By clericus, Byron Center, MI
Life is a promise By thinkblot, Brookfield, WI
Love Committed Suicide By J.Dillinger, South Plainfield, NJ
middle of california/towns and cities By divyag, Fresno, CA
Multi-Tone By JackShadow22, Henderson, NV
NYC Memorial By danielleaturtle, Byron Center, MI
Oceans By musicgeek1, Boise, ID
One Sentence Poems By drew713, Hartland, WI
One Tear By sunshine102, Burlington, NJ
Ooooooops By graceana, westby, WI
open arms By NaomiHallS, Ventura, CA
Pause By Brisa, Wasilla, AK
Pine By laceandcoffee, Rio Rancho, NM
Please Stay By deathandlilacs, Highlands Ranch, CO
Poetry Sucks By OliviaShipstead, El Cajon, CA
Sand Pebbles By Anonymous, Washington, DC
Sandcastles By EPluribusUnum, Woodbine, MD
Sharpening By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Slipping Away By brown-eyed-boy, Mequon, WI
Soapy Heels (Somewhere in the Golden West) By brynrdskynrd, Columbia, MO
Sunday By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC
Sunglasses and Hawaiian Shirts By Nobuo, St. Louis, MO
The Calm By Dragonbird, Wilmington, DE
The Dry Ice Heart By VincentHarbinger, Pittsburgh, PA
The Penny By ISayNow, Manassas, VA
The Whale By Headlikeavolcano, Shorewood, WI
There Is Sweet Music Here By jennag4, New city, NY
Things I Would Do By MegPonine, Pittsburgh, PA
this land. By oharlem, Coconut Creek, FL
Truth Reflected By Anonymous, Anonymous, ZZ
Upon Receiving Bad News By bluebird943, Clinton, NY
Vacation By Anonymous, Ormond Beach, FL
Violet By codicameron, Hamilton, MA
We Forget By NaomiHallS, Ventura, CA
Morning Train By ALM007, Kokomo, ZZ
Warm Toast & Coffee By elliebell, Lewes, ZZ
Inspired by Invictus By RyanL, Lexington, MA
Tear Drop By getdude56, Carlisle, PA

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