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Unconscious This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There was a dead girl in front of the library this morning. She was breathing, but she wasn’t alive. Whatever existence she’d had during her few years – I calculated she was around 13 – certainly wasn’t life. She was tossed carelessly on... (more »)
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Fitting In This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I wouldn't ask for a dressing room. My mom always asked for me. The evening before I had repeatedly risen from my seat and piled on excess noodles suffocated in meat sauce. Then I licked my bowl with the buttered garlic bread, leaving no... (more »)
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Suicide and the Media
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Sensitivity must be used when the media reports on teen suicides. Sounds obvious, but it doesn’t always happen. And when it doesn’t, you often find copycat attempts in the wake of a teen suicide. How does it happen? Impulsive teenagers are... (more »)
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Dear Peers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Peers, I used to look up to you. I used to try to get your attention. I used to want to fit in by wearing weird clothes and listening to all the lies you’d tell me. I used to laugh at jokes that weren’t funny. I used to let you copy... (more »)
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Homeschool Blues This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I get stereotyped a lot. When I meet someone for the first time, we’ll be talking about movies, music, or summer jobs – then, the dreaded question: “So, where do you go to school?” I shift slightly. I know how they’re going to ­react. I... (more »)
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Do it For the Kids This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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"Umm…"   Rafael bites on the tip of his pencil as he stares at the math problem in front of him – 11 x 7. In my head I'm screaming 77, but I don't say a word. I simply glance at him, smile lightly and ask, "You want some help?"  ... (more »)
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I Miss...
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I miss when skinned knees were easier to fix than broken hearts. I miss when the only reason she wasn’t friends with me was because Duck-Duck-Goose sounded more enjoyable than hopscotch; not because she found her way into the popular crowd. I... (more »)
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Lets Stop Hate
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Take my hands and warm them. I want to be your sheild. To fight away the haters, the bullies, the tears. Let me be your savior, your knight in shining armor. I'll protect you, I'll love you, no matter who you are. I'll be the rock you throw, the... (more »)
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Just Keep Swimming
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Some say that pain is all in your head. Others say that it’s a feeling that can be quantified and justified. Personally, I go with the latter’s idea. You break a leg: you scream and get a cast. You stub your toe: you swear under... (more »)
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The World Has Bigger Problems Than Boys Who...
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I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. Now, listen closely... The world has bigger problems than boys who kiss boys. I know! Hard to believe, right? I mean, think about it. There are starving families and children without shoes or winter... (more »)
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Life Is a Blessing…Do Not Take It For Granted
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Every child remembers their own father by the happy memories and lessons he taught them, but mine is a different story. My story is about watching someone you desperately love suffer right in front of my own eyes. Most people observing the... (more »)
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Leave It Behind For the Rest
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Life is nowhere near easy. We all want to make money and be the greatest at everything but we don’t see what our actions do to other people. While we are all in this huge conquest to feel so big, we don’t see the small people that we step... (more »)
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New beginnings
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I often contrast my life with a book. Sometimes I feel like writing my own story and being creative. But some days I like just reading without changing a thing. One chapter after another comes and goes, and honestly I wished this book would go... (more »)
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Therapy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Therapy is for the crazy. The lunatics. The people with problems. I don't have problems. How can I, the varsity athlete, principal cellist, class president, be sitting inside the office of a therapist? But I am. The therapist's office is a... (more »)
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Learning to Survive This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“A sense of impending doom” is how my doctor described it. That said it all. I started having panic attacks last fall. My heart would race out of control while a whole lot of fear washed over me. These attacks seemed to occur for no apparent... (more »)
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Animal Cruelty Must Stop This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Every day in the United States animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Left in unsanitary conditions with no food or water, they have little hope as they live out their days without the compassion they deserve. Some are... (more »)
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