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Louise
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The first call Louise Bell ever made to Brian Cook occurred on a seemingly ordinary day. Fresh off of summer vacation and back to school, Brian was an avid golfer who found himself trying to adjust to life not only on sports teams but also in... (more »)
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No Next Time
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"Thank you," the twenty-something black haired girl says as she hands me the receipt and what should be two dollars and thirty-five cents in change. "Please come again!" I smile absently back at her, grabbing the black... (more »)
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Report 1: Enhanced Humans' Exist?
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5th June 2014 – A secret lab has been discovered in the North Pole. The lab was found by Mr. Mosaic, a member of the Eskimo tribe that live there. Mr. Mosaic was fishing when he bumped into what looked like a huge white rock. “It was so... (more »)
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Sometimes the little things make you realize...
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My eyes met his. Why was I so scared? Wasn't this what I wanted... To be with my dream guy. I was standing face to face with the boy I've liked for years, and all I could think about was being afraid. I knew this wasn't right. I... (more »)
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The Home Team This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I hate September. I mean, it’s pretty the way warm colors melt into each other on fallen leaves, and I like the swift breeze of autumn. But in the south, September means football and I hate football. 5 reserved seats in the middle of the... (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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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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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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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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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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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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