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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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Decisions
Growing up and moving on is such a hard thing to wrap our heads around. Should we stay in our comfortable positions and follow down the path of simple minded normality or should we stray from the pack and create our own path? This has to be one... (more »)
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Worthless
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Have you ever felt worthless? Do you know someone who has lost  a friend or relative and they came to you for help? Are you someone who lost a friend or relative asked for help but it feels like no one cares? Has someone came to you for advise... (more »)
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It's Just How It Works
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Life is just some metaphorical phrase, that we are supposed to believe will fill us with happiness and self-sufficiency. When we live we know we will eventually die, but we don’t know when or why. When will it happen? That question almost... (more »)
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Poverty Fosters Crime Yes/No
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From the ancient civilization of Harappa and Indus Valley and the Mauryans to the modern day civilization; all but one thing has changed. This “one thing” is something which has always plagued the world and will continue to do so... (more »)
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Get Out of Jail Free Badge?
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"I can't breathe!" were the last words of 42-year-old Eric Garner. Eric was confronted by Officer Daniel Pantaleo while selling cigarettes in front of a hair salon. Eric "resisted arrests" despite showing no aggression,... (more »)
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Physics of Life: Static Friction
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Static or limiting friction in Physics is the frictional force that has to be overcome before a body can start to move over another.That is the physics aspect.Let's apply it to life.In Ashutosh Gowariker's Everest which is currently being aired... (more »)
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Silence on Violence
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  On behalf of us all, I want to tell you I am sorry. We were born out of recklessness, out of passion and fire in a time of violence, but we had no say in the matter.  We cannot choose who creates us or what we are born as, but I am certain... (more »)
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Invisible
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Invisible Ok. I'm only going to say this once. Are you ready? Are you even listening? Focus your eyes on me, not on her. Pay attention. Am I mute? Can't you hear what I'm screaming, screaming at the top of my lungs? Look at me. See me.... (more »)
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Living Life
Living Life Everyone wants their life to amount to something, to mean something, to be remembered, to be lived to its fullest. But is it possible to live our lives to their fullest when life is full of mistakes, wrong turns, and million of... (more »)
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ROAD TRIP
Since I am only 15 years old, I don’t believe I’ve found my true querencia. I don’t feel I’ve lived long enough, had an adequate amount of experiences, and traveled to a sufficient number places to know where I feel most at home in the... (more »)
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Romance
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Romance Paper flowers hypoallergenic lightly perfumed. Sugar-less cadies fat free artificially flavored. Even bubble trapped people deserve romance. (more »)
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Don't Tell Me Why
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Don't Tell Me Why Meaning has no meaning! Why dissect something When the fun is in wondering? How? Why? Once we know All there is to Know. We will become Obsolete. What's life with No questions? This will certify that the above... (more »)
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All we need is Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart. How could any being possibly function without it? How could one live life successfully without pushing the glorious metallic carts with wheels that don’t turn and handle bar germs that don’t die, pushing…screeching along... (more »)
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What Makes Us Different
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The reason Earth is different from all the other planets in the universe is because of you and me. At first, we were living in caves, then came the ice age, then the meltdown, and finally, what we are today. We and Earth as a whole have... (more »)
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Memories, Lost and Kept
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Memories are pictures that store in your mind, pictures that you are supposed to hold close to you for the rest of your life, reflecting back on your past. Memories are the senses that you felt, the smell of the gym bag, the touch of a firm... (more »)
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