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Top Voted Realistic Fiction

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#1
Hey diddle diddle
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Hey diddle diddle. I opened my eyes. All I could see was white. The light and the walls were so white that it became painful for me to see. I closed my eyes again. The cat and the fiddle. I heard a series of loud footsteps and crying. I tried... (more »)
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#2
Obscured
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She missed her long silky hair during the hours of work, the veil worn around her head was too warm and too itchy. The regulations regarding gender identification protection were quite binding for women. Her long robe was made to hide the gentle... (more »)
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#3
They Fly South
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Before her memories became birds and flew south, she was a business woman. Her specialty was money; thick, waxy dollar bills that she would rub between her fingers. Before she was a business woman, she was a girl. A silly girl, who believed her... (more »)
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A Simple Gift
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9th. It’s the only birthday I can recall from my childhood; the rest have all just faded into the vast, incomprehensible tapestry of my life. What I remember the most about my ninth birthday is not my mother’s homemade chocolate cake with... (more »)
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18 and Gone
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18 and Gone April 17th, 1991 When I was small, my mother handed me the blueprint for the life that would please her of me. If I was proper, married, stiff, and orderly, she’d be pleased with my existence. What I saw her asking me... (more »)
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Never Become A Writer
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You’ll want someone exotic and marry a Romanian. He’ll tell you to dye your hair and you’ll do it, then make chewing on its multicolored strands a habit. You’ll kiss him once and say he tastes like wine. Wine, no? he’ll say with a grin.... (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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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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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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