Dead End This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

We sat in a drowsy daze, blowing cool air on each other’s necks. That’s when we heard the jingle. I jumped up, my thighs sticking to the deck, grasping a dollar in my sticky summer hands.

Together we ran, our bare feet slapping against the hot tar of our dead-end street. Seeking refuge in the shadows of leafy trees, the truck whizzed past. That was our game.

Our hair billowed as we ran. I stopped. He had won again. Some days he would let us win, but when he didn’t, the ice cream tasted that much sweeter.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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writerfreak21231 said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm
Great story! It was simple but still  great! keep writing! I just posted two new stories called the beast and nightstalker. if any of u read my storied make sure u post comments if u liked it or not or if i should change anything. Thanks! :D
writerfreak21231 replied...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm
nightstalker part three, four, and five is now out! Go check it out if you liked the first and second! :)(:
Mz.Tinkerbell13 said...
May 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm
i like this story.
zhlen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm
its short sweet and simple. i luv it so. check out my wrk if you can. Thanks
scrabblebabble replied...
Mar. 16, 2011 at 7:30 am
i loved it
writerfreak21231 replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm
what is your work called?
MidnightRoyale said...
Jan. 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm
Haha! This is great! I love the description and the fun little twist - very cool! I love it!
ErikaK said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm
I love it!!
MeanPeopleDead said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm
blacktop! ah, blacktops..
CrazyKid56 said...
Oct. 19, 2010 at 10:10 am
Reminds me of getting ice cream in my old neighborhood. Good memories. Keep writing!
xAllegria said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm
One of the best pieces I've read in a while... good job! :)
Avidreaderandwriter said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm
This just says summer.
teen_inkwriting said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm
THIS IS AWESOME!!!! I love it!
lovetowriteandwatchTV said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm

good job, you can picture an ice cream man being nice and doing that


shywriter said...
Jun. 10, 2010 at 10:11 am
hahahah nice one!! Very nicely written!!
J-HOCKEY-DOG said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 11:23 pm
This was awsome some sad part but very intreging
starfishgurl said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm
amazing. i am not suprised this was published in the magazine! i love it! please write more!
~*)Wish(*~ said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 9:49 pm
this is really good!
fathertime22 said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm
very good story
soccercrazy said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm
short, sweet, still really descriptive, and since it begins as quick as it starts, the story wraps itself up nicely. i love it.
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