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Top Voted Realistic Fiction

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#1
Weird but Happy?
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"Hey, do you see that girl?" "Who her?" "Yes, her" "Oh yea, I know her, I think her name is Stella or something. She's always wearing black and moping around" "Haha she's so weird" Help! Help! Its what my eyes scream out, but i dont... (more »)
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#2
Love in Black & White
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It was just an ordinary day when I entered the office.  Little did I know I would never be the same.  There she was.  Gorgeous, like nothing I’d ever seen before.  And no, I’m not talking about that new intern in accounting.  It was the... (more »)
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#3
Binary Capitalism
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I've always had difficulty with binary choices. Whenever I found myself between two choices, it felt as though I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. How could it be that life, an expanse of infinite possibilities, could boil down to a... (more »)
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The Airheaded Intruder
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It was some time in the middle of the night when I woke up.  The room was bathed in fuzzy blacks and grays, and tiny spots crossed my vision as I blinked the sleepiness out of my eyes.  I opened up my mouth to yawn, but promptly slammed it... (more »)
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#5
Gas Station Ceilings
I’ve noticed that gas station ceilings are much taller than you might think. Scrunching my legs up so that I resembled a toy factory reject, I glanced out through the front window to see a old semi-truck with chipped red paint pulling in. A... (more »)
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#6
Extinguished
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“So I was just sitting there, looking at her, while she stared at the fire” I told my friend “You should know she likes fires, you’re her boyfriend” he reminded me “Yah, I know she likes fires. I... (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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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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#10
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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#11
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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#12
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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#14
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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