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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 »)
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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 »)
Subsection: Thriller/Mystery Articles   2 comments
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 »)
Subsection: Realistic Fiction   3 comments
The Finding Machine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I was not alive. Yet here and now I stood on the grassland. The grass was alive, and it whispered to the on-fire sky that I was here and now and it was here and now and nothing else was even alive. But it was wrong. I was not alive.... (more »)
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On the Run This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A lot of people think that it is my fault. The news and papers criticized me, questioned my mental health. Investigators poked and prodded at my memory. But what people don't get is that, yeah, I was there. And I still hear her screams at night.... (more »)
Subsection: Thriller/Mystery Articles   16 comments
Watch the Butterflies This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Bare as bones, My skele- -ton frailly sha- Shakes As I- I Struggle To stand. So thin And weak, I am wide open For someone To break Me again. A breeze passes Through my Empty Chest After all, My heart is Long gone,... (more »)
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"The Perks of Being a Moon"
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The moon frowned as she watched the earth go about its day.  There had been a time when she would have been part of it.  When they had been the best of friends, inseparable even. But that was before the earth’s children had come along.... (more »)
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Plastic
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9:38 PM, Tuesday October 7th, 2014   I run to the ringing phone in the kitchen, set down my flashlight and guitar and pick up. “Dr. Sergio!” exclaimed Linda Soapstone “I just can’t believe it. Your ads... (more »)
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Shattered
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He loved her. He wanted to be with her all his life if he had the chance. That was only a broken illusion for him to hang on to. Life was simpler without her, but he didn't fall in love with the simplicity, he wanted her back.  The way that her... (more »)
Subsection: Romance Articles   1 comment
Naive
There was a tree in my backyard that I used to climb whenever I was upset. I found that whenever I looked back on my memories of doing so, there was always a consistency in both temperature and color. If my mind ever did flicker backwards into... (more »)
Subsection: Realistic Fiction  
Teach Me to be Alive chapter 3
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  Pounding music tore through the room, bass making the floor tremble as the cheers from the crowd within rose to the heavens. Scantily clad women grinded against men with as much make-up as them, heavy boots thundering on the ground and... (more »)
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