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#1
Facing Fire
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Andy could hardly hear the roar of the dilapidated old pickup over the sound of his excitement. “You excited, Andy?” called Tyrone over the din of the pickup. “Yeah, you excited?” echoed Terry, always the copycat.... (more »)
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The Morning
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This morning was going to be dark. It was incredible to Maddisen how pitch-black it was in those rare moments of peace after the streetlights went out, but before the sun came up. As the year advanced, Maddisen noticed, it seemed to be that way... (more »)
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My Family Is Weird
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I could hear mommy and daddy yelling in the kitchen and so I tried to block it out by covering my ears with my pillow. I hated it when they did this. It scared me. The pillow wasn't working so I jumped out of my bed, grabbed my teddy... (more »)
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The Task of Remembrance
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I drag my hand through a pool of collected memory. Drops of forgotten moments, of long-lost friends, of dark nights catch on the tips of my fingers, then fall away before I can snatch them up again. I stare into the mirror over my bathroom... (more »)
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Tethered
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There is blood seeping through my white shoes. They started as small blisters from my pinkie toes rubbing at the insides of my shoes, but they got bigger. The stiff backs of my shoes are cutting into my heel, right at the thinnest part of my... (more »)
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Good Things Come To Those Who Fail
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I had no problems with tomatoes - none, none at all - when they were not being thrown at my face at speeds that must not even be legal on the freeway. I feebly tried to calm the crowd down. "Okay, okay. I get it. I suck. Please cease the fruit... (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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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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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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#10
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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#11
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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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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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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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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Not That Cool This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
The final shot ricocheted off a tree. “No one showed up.” “It’s a Thursday. People are working late or studying.” “So should I just stick to Fridays from now on?” “I’ve gotta get going.” “Um, yeah, me too.... (more »)
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