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Top Voted Realistic Fiction

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#1
To My Best Friend
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I want to start off by saying I’m sorry. I know that I’ve been acting different lately, and it’s my fault. I felt like you were replacing me, and I didn’t like that feeling. In the last few weeks, I have grown clinically... (more »)
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Save By the Law
By , INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sitting up tight in his hardwood chair eating bits of his nasty lunch food. He feels a bone touch his temple. He blasted out of chair throwing fist at his ex girlfriend boyfriend. On the corner of his eye, he spots his teacher approaching red... (more »)
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Christmas Past
By , Pewaukee, WI
“Slow down!” screamed Past “I can’t.” Replied Present “I miss the old Christmas!” echoed Nostalgia Bitterness snarled, “Those days are over!” Moments passed, snow fell and presents wrapped. People gathered and love was... (more »)
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Two Distant Sisters
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She is the only one who understands me. I am the only one who understands her. Two distant sisters with distant schools and broken hearts from eight hours apart. Two who belong together that are no more. Two sorrowful women separated by college.... (more »)
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#5
Ten Confused Friends
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They are the only ones that misinterpret me. I am the only one that can help them.  Ten confused friends with cringed eyebrows and snarky looks on their faces. Ten who will never understand but will try. Ten empty-handed complaints spoken by... (more »)
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One Open Sky
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She is the only one who sees all. She is the only one who knows all my secrets. One open sky with plump white clouds and birds who sing high. One who doesn’t know why she’s here, but is here. One lonely and mystery few appreciate. From down... (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.
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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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Perfect This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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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Whimper Bang This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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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#10
Time of Death This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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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The Anonymous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I don’t mow lawns, I don’t read to the elderly, I don’t walk people’s dogs. I don’t go fishing in the morning, I don’t ride my bike to the tracks to watch trains hurtle by. I don’t care about the rest. It is dusk, and I wait behind... (more »)
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Wasted Away This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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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Inexorable Truth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It was drizzling. People were walking through the rain. Inside words pattered. My mother spoke in heavy thunderbolts. She had carefully painted her face to cover up the flaws of her humanity. First she powdered the wrinkles of knowledge, then her... (more »)
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Passing Cars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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.
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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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Shattered Glass This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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He slowly turns the pliers in his hand, curling the wire around itself. With one last squeeze, the next piece of his beach glass mobile is complete. It sparkles as he holds it up to the sun and translucent brown, blue, and green dance across... (more »)
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