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Top Voted Realistic Fiction

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#1
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 »)
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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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#5
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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#8
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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#10
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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#11
Confessions of an Invisible
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I don’t consider myself any type of stalker. I also don’t consider myself obsessive. I have merely fallen in love with you. You have fallen in love with me, too. You just don’t know it yet. But you will soon. I have memorized your entire... (more »)
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#12
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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Words
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“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That is not even funny. Do you think I can’t hear you whisper behind my back? I can hear the lies that you spread when you think I can’t hear you. When you think I... (more »)
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#15
I Don't Know What To Write About!
I do not know what to write about! I am sitting at my desk with a few sheets of paper and a pencil. Sweat is dripping from my hair onto my jeans. I have been sitting here for at least twenty minutes; and still nothing has passed through my... (more »)
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#16
With Liberty and Justice for All
A nun and an Iraq war vet go to a protest rally, each alone, standing off to a side. Each taking in the twang and melodious rise as a rumpled man in the shade begins a duet with his guitar. Taking in the stoic police lined like dominoes on the far... (more »)
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