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Top Voted Realistic Fiction

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#1
Love can make you do crazy things
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My hands trembled with fear of the unknown. As my body became the opposite, paralyzed with horrified thoughts. A killer was in my presence. Waiting... Just waiting to snap my neck and everything with it. I could hear my family's cries, but... (more »)
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Forgiveness
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Daphne Rough, cold rocks beneath my hands as I climbed higher. I looked up to see Thayer about 5 feet above me, his feet dangled about a foot above my right hand. I reached up and tried to grab it. He pulled it back quickly. “Close! Maybe... (more »)
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Playing God
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"Scalpel." I take the cool metal instrument in my hand and make the first incision into the soft flesh. After I pull back the layers of skin, I'm able to locate the bleed. Just as I'm about to stitch the tear I hear the static... (more »)
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The Tiger and the Huntsman
With only enough strength to hold up his musket and carry the leaden seeds of death he held deep within the worn leather pouch around his neck. He stood legs weak, wavering as fear spread through his body. Quivering in his fright, the hunters... (more »)
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Sylotion This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Sylotion. Noun. The attempt to infiltrate the mind of another. I had a friend who thought life was defined by pyrsephia. Pyrsephia. Noun. The eerie emptiness of a normally filled place absent of people. Good for imagination. She was... (more »)
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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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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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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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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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Passing Cars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I am standing on the corner, hesitant, waiting for the beauty that maybe will come for me. Vulnerable, perhaps, behind my black glasses and pearled ears, zits and braces. The cars whiz past me, carriages smoothly gliding, and I watch the people. I... (more »)
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The Thread This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The knitting club meets at the women’s center every ­Friday. Today they are working on ­pastel-colored baby socks. The women clink metal needles and grumble about their husbands, ex-husbands, and rheumatic pets. “Charlie forgot to... (more »)
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Time of Death This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The first death on your watch isn’t even your fault. You’re just one of the many interns who rush to the bedside when the code is called, peering at the doctors crowding around. As the patient gasps and chokes, you too gasp and choke as each... (more »)
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Instances This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It took me 15 years and 364 days to turn 16, three tries to pass my driving test, and several months of nonsense to finally earn the right to drive on my own. It takes a song and a half to get out of the school’s hellish parking lot at the... (more »)
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Rebirth vs. Suicide
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Rebirth versus suicide. I want to make the conscious decision to no longer exist, to no longer exist as the person I am. I cannot reverse my faults. I cannot take back my words. I cannot succeed when I chose to fail or reclaim any integrity I so... (more »)
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#15
The Matter Of Things
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“Oh my goodness. What is wrong with you? Why are you all like that?” “Oh I don’t know!” “You don’t?” “I do!” “I don’t understand. Please tell me what is all the matter with you.” “But that’s just it. I... (more »)
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The Secret Book
It was what it held, a secret: a small 50 cent notebook hidden away in the hallowed-out shell of a middle school text book, the one place I knew no one would look in. It held every one of my secrets since age seven on the brittle pages of the old... (more »)
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