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Opulence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’ve been watching him for days now. When he leaves his house to go to school, I’m the one carefully tailing him, switching cars every day to make myself look less suspicious. If he ever sneaks out of his second-story room, I’ll be the one... (more »)
Subsection: Action-Adventure Articles   850 comments
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Dr. Maya Angelou, Poet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   Born Marguerite Johnson in 1928, Dr. Maya Angelou survived a segregated, violent childhood in Arkansas and left for a life lived around the world. Talented in dance and music, a civil rights crusader and professor, Dr. Angelou is best known... (more »)
Subsection: Author Interviews   18 comments
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The Merchant’s Girl: A Lament This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     Now ye beholdThe tale of oldThat made our elders cry.The story ofTwo faithful lovesThat made two heroes die.The merchant’s girlHad skin of pearlsAnd glowing sapphire eyes.She walked with grace;Unto her faceThe... (more »)
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The Stepdaughter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   It was a working woman's dinner: spaghetti from a blue boxand vegetables from a plastic baggie in the freezer. But I couldn't blame her,the way we showed up, Annie with her, "Surprise!" and Travis with his,"Patty,... (more »)
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Silencing the Ivories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   As her aged hands masterfully performed myfavorite Chopin piece, I was in my prime. Hammers massaged my well-kept stringsand the sound was magical. Though it was hard to keep up with her nimble skill,none of the beauty was lost.... (more »)
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You Teach What You're Taught
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I walked out the door with screaming and yelling behind me, I’m never going home again. For sixteen years now some would think that I would be used to screaming childish parents but its like nails on a chalkboard. The sound is dreadful, painful,... (more »)
Subsection: Realistic Fiction  
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Doctor/Writer: Richard Selzer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   Dr. Richard Selzer, 72, retired from practicing surgery and teaching at Yale Medical School in 1986. He has written ten books and received many writing grants and awards. He describes his experiences as a writer and doctor. How did... (more »)
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Her, Him, and the Receptionist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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Our daily jog together. At least I like to think of it as our jog. It’s not like we actually run together, but in close proximity in separate universes. It is hard to remember the days when we did not run together. My elliptical jogs right... (more »)
Subsection: Romance Articles   1724 comments
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The Sheriff
“I guess it’s Nymtiw, again. See the test result. There are no footprints and fingerprints,” said Evan, quite seriously. “Ha! Then, do you mean that it’s ghost or something? Oh my god, it scares me to death!” said Jack in a... (more »)
Subsection: Action-Adventure Articles   2 comments
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Jack
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A top hat, they say he wears, and a black opera cape, and at his side he bears a cane, which clunk, clunks as it hits the pavement. But his footsteps, they are silent, for evil travels not by ground, but floats as a fog, carrying the stench of... (more »)
Subsection: Action-Adventure Articles   4 comments
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Innocence
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A tremble, a quiver, a jolt! Faster and more frequently the strikes occur. What is this strange struggle that brings such a deep fascination into the ocean colored eyes of this tiny being? Could life truly be encased in this gray prison? A tilted... (more »)
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The End of the Beginning
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She needed him as the moon needs the sun. His kindness warmed her soul when she was in need of a friend, someone to rely on, to confide in. Shiny brilliantly bright, she grew to her highest potential through his constructively critical... (more »)
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Hula Hoop
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Thirty-eight, thirty-nine, forty...- “Jayla, honey!” a voice called from below. I looked up in surprise as my hula hoop dropped to the floor. I could hear my mother calling again through my open door. Quickly, I grabbed my hoop and ran... (more »)
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Three Short Parts
Part 1 It was when I got accepted to Chatagua. That’s when it all started. I can’t remember why I wanted to go there. I guess it was so hyped up in that stupid video. It all seemed so cool. I guess I didn’t consider the factors such as I... (more »)
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Brazil
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Perfection was the option but running away was more pleasing. Looking at the faint board with a marker in my hand, it was unbelievable that I was here, doing this, but I truly belonged somewhere else. I knew every answer to every question, well... (more »)
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The Idea Mill
She sat there with the pen gripped tightly in her hand and she stared dully at the blank piece of paper in front of her. She had been sitting there for hours, willing her pen to write, but no words came. Ideas came to her in vivid bursts, but... (more »)
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