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Top Voted Realistic Fiction

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#1
The Broken Truth
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"You should always tell lies", said no parent ever. Honesty; a value that is important in everyone's life. At least, that's what I learned. People are people and we will always make mistakes. But, that doesn't mean you are allowed to lie.... (more »)
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Winter
By , Clayton, MO
Numbing winter evenings. Streetlights ooze comfort and I can hear my heavy steps echoing in the empty area, and the cold breaths I leave pinch my cheeks, like an aunt reassuring me that things will be okay. The opaque dark settling around me... (more »)
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Her Collection of Poems
                  It started on this white sheet of paper, with the tip of this blue pen that smears the permanent stains, continued with each crease. Because it’s the way she sees them move against one another, as if a... (more »)
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Not Your Saturday Evening This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I am not your Saturday evening, nor do I wish to be your Sunday morning. I am, however, the crisp autumn Sunday, sunny and 65; the one you can never fully grasp - always just out of reach. I fall with the leaves and bloom in the spring. I am... (more »)
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#5
The New Girl
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I got out of my cherry red convertible with my girlfriends. I looked in the mirror to see if my blond curly hair and makeup were perfect. I smiled. They were, of course. My eyeliner and mascara made my green eyes stand out. We strutted down the... (more »)
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Strangers
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She is not my mother. She has spent almost an hour saying it over and over again but she isn’t. She’s crying now, and I don’t really know what to do about it. When people cry you have to comfort them, but I don’t feel like comforting... (more »)
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Wanda the Witch
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Wanda had a habit of talking to herself. She never had company so she could never greet guests cordially like she had always practiced while she brewed the potions in her basement," Why how do you do?" I guess you could say that she... (more »)
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Stars
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The stars are always constant. No matter how bad of a day you've had, they'll always be there. And there's something about them... something... comforting. Yeah. Comforting. I find comfort in the stars. Mainly when I'm sad. Sad and lonely. It... (more »)
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My Darling Wears A Mask
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No matter how many times I told him that he was beautiful and talented it never assuaged his insecurity. My darling walked with his head down sad for no reason. He put a smile on his lips and blush a little light in his blue eyes. He smiled for... (more »)
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#10
A Day of Bliss
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I wake up with no motivation. This wasn’t new, but today I just could not make myself go through the boring routine of zombie walking through my house to get ready for another day in prison, otherwise known as high school. My mom was... (more »)
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#11
The Clang of Steel
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Life and death can be determined in an instant. One wrong turn, bad decision, or slip of the hand can cause the world to stop. For Steven Williams, it was exactly that. An accident he had told them, merely an accident. Steven Williams is... (more »)
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#12
Halloween Reunion This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Indianapolis, IN
The writings on the wall were out of blood as she stood in front of the window, staring out. All of the children laughing and running around in costumes. Fairies, vampires, every mystical creature. It was a full moon and every Halloween, she... (more »)
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#13
Whimper Bang This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Wisps of smoke curled on themselves to form overdrawn punctuation over people’s heads. Catey frowned at Julia and said, “Put that out. You know I hate the smell of cigarettes.” Julia used her free hand to flick her brown hair out of her... (more »)
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#14
P.S. Don't Save Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
A kid. That’s all I am to him: Trapped in my ­under-developed body. I want to scream, but my mouth is dry. *** His words drown together, lost somewhere between his mouth and my ear, until she nudges me. “… However, Ms. Lock, we... (more »)
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#15
Perfect This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The eyeliner makes the dark circles less pronounced. The lip gloss hides the trembling. The ponytail conceals missing patches of hair. The Abercrombie sweater covers bruises. I might look at bit thinner, but everyone will ask about my new diet. My... (more »)
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Wasted Away This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
She’s never been this cold before. Not the type of cold that aches in your feet and causes convulsions in your jaw; the type of cold that jams up your mind, like a song set on repeat with no power or volume dial to make it stop. Really cold.... (more »)
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