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Thirteen Floors Down
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The elevator was empty when Daniel stepped inside. He looked around at the walls, covered with mirrors so he saw multiple copies of himself staring back at him. Starting a little, he scooted towards the back wall and concentrated on the... (more »)
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Grim Expectations
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She worked for minimum wage as a cashier at a convenience store on the outskirts of Seattle. Every evening she tied up her hair into a messy bun, pulled on her uniform, and adjusted her name tag on the front of her shirt. “Look at that... (more »)
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Shattered Hero
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You always hear the hero’s story once it’s over, once the evil is vanquished and the world rebuilt. Historians will write it in textbooks, poets will write epics of deeds of bravery. You don’t see the hero before he’s a hero. You don’t... (more »)
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The letters
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 At first I thought it was some kind of sick joke. Courtesy of my ape of a big brother probably. Or maybe it was stone-faced Roxie handiwork. But no, neither of them could have expressed themselves so beautifully, marvelling at my great... (more »)
Subsection: Romance Articles  
The Night From Hell
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The soothing music blasting from my headphones calm my breathing as I wrap my arms around my legs and pulled them against my pounding chest. Even though the volume is as loud as it could go, nothing could block the sounds of my mother screaming... (more »)
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After the Leap This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I wake up to the sound of murmuring. My senses are struggling to find a seat in my head. The last thing I remembered was flunking another Chemistry test. Are those sobs? My ears do not react directly to the sounds, but I hear some crying. I try... (more »)
Subsection: Thriller/Mystery Articles  
23 seconds
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Scout1001101, wait point one zero five seconds before entering Buffering Buffering Buffering Continue Scout1001101 to Alphabay1011110 ~ Civilian Complaint registered- Class A. ~ Alphabay1011110 to Scout1001101 ~ Who registered it? ~... (more »)
Subsection: Sci-fi/Fantasy Articles  
The Money Tree
The Money Tree Anton Weber could not fall asleep on the first night after the move. He was twelve and the last six months of his life had been miserable. His parents had passed away and left his elder siblings, Benjamin and Beatrice, in... (more »)
Trade This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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At nine years old, Dash loved to tell himself that he was a Big Kid and anything that had scared him before was now an idle threat. It had been a whole year since he had fled to his parents' room in the dead of night with the imaginary monster... (more »)
Subsection: Sci-fi/Fantasy Articles  
Don’t Blink This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Ms. Mabry's delicate blue blouse flittered across her collarbones, and her long eyelashes waved along the rims of her closed eyes. The peace displayed in her soft, silent smile brought tears to my eyes. I silently wished I could've met her in a... (more »)
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Trance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I see her from across the room, one leg crossed delicately over the other as she takes a short puff from her cigarette. The smoke escapes her red lips in slow motion, lapping over itself until it dissipates into the lousy atmosphere. A waiter sets... (more »)
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The Wolf This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Heart pounding, Leia paced on, her steps quick but even. She kept her eyes facing forward, despite the gnawing urge to turn and look behind her. She had heard a twig snapping only a short while before. Don't look back, she had always been told.... (more »)
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Sky Blue This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The basketball grazed my fingertips, returned to the dirty New York City concrete, and was again in my grasp. I saw an opportunity for a layup and took it, shoving Ian to the ground on my way. That was a foul by any standards, but this game had... (more »)
Subsection: Action-Adventure Articles  
Aunt Hilda’s Wig This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
My head was cold, and I could feel the air dance across my scalp. She used her oversized tweezers to pluck each and every hair follicle out of its tiny home. She then scrubbed my naked head until it was red all over. I felt like a past-ripe tomato... (more »)
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The Skinwalker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It had been a dry Nevada summer, and this night was no exception. A storm was whipping the desert sands, and the entire region southeast of Carson City was blanketed in dust. Carlie's Diner wasn't excluded. Its tin roof rattled wildly and its... (more »)
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From the Other Side This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Briefly, in the moments before I knocked on her door, I wondered why I was there and how long I'd been waiting for her. She knew I was standing in the stairwell of the eighth floor, trying to summon the audacity to face her. I knew that she... (more »)
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