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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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Honesty is the Best Policy
Honesty is the Best Policy Honesty truly is the best policy. Honesty is the foundation of any well-working relationship. Whether it is with parents, friends, or any one else, honesty is important. No relationship can be successful without... (more »)
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Happy Birthday To My Best Friend.....
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Jessica- Happy Birthday!! It’s the big 15. How exciting is that? I have so much to say, but I don’t know if I can condense it into one page of simple words. I sure am gonna try though. Jess, I want you to know how important you really are... (more »)
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Values those are most important to me.
Values those are most important to me. Values are something that is important in life. Values can’t be exchanged in any way or form. Everyone has something that they value and of course that includes me as well. A value is something that a... (more »)
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Life is too short This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   People constantly focus on material possessions and winning as the most important partsof life, vowing to enjoy life as much as possible. How often is the message"Life is too short not to live a little" thrown in our... (more »)
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Power of Passion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     A while ago, I didn’t think I had a passion. I would sit in front of the TV all day and not think about anything except the next show. I thought a passion was for fanatics with nothing better to do than obsess... (more »)
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Hope This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Pandora just couldn't stand it any longer. She had to find out what was in that box. She hurried to the table where the box stood, unlatched it and opened the lid. Out flew all the evils of the world, except one.... (more »)
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     My whole body was overcome with goose bumps and my eyes began to fill with tears. My hands shook uncontrollably as I tried to understand. I was lost in the words I was being told. The world was spinning and I could... (more »)
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The Importance of Having an Education
The Importance of an Education Having an education is singularly the most important thing we could do for ourselves.Ó is the first thing my teacher said to us, on our first day of school. I had heard it all three times already that day, and I... (more »)
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Lessons from an Ant Farm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
     I learned about life from an ant farm. When I was seven years old, my family assembled one from a kit. First, we put clean sand in a thin glass box, and then we waited for the live ants to arrive. When the postman... (more »)
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My Last Year This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     If, at the beginning of spring semester senior year, you had told me I would be in college, I would have said you were crazy, but that is where I am now. My tale includes some rather unique locales, including a trip... (more »)
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Butterfly Effect This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
      “Thank you for your application. We would like to congratulate you,” the letter read. Those words can make your heart skip a beat and bring tears to your eyes. The feeling of following your dreams is... (more »)
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To My Parents This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Dear Mom and Dad, The time has come: I'm graduating, and I thank you both for all your help during these 18 years. I still remember when you guys used to say, "You can be whatever you want." I'm so glad you are my parents, especially... (more »)
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Stutter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     My name is M-m-m-adison. That has always been a particularlydifficult word for my lips to form, especially on unexpected occasions. In my mind I know exactlywhat I want to say and when and how I want to say it, but... (more »)
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How I Stay Strong This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Each day in my life is like no other, yet each is the same. My dad always finds something for me to do for him and then he finds some way I have done it wrong. He assumes I live to do his bidding and to obey him... (more »)
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Three Values This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
      Every day, life is made and lost. Every day, life goes on. Every day we experience some of the most important parts of life and may not even realize it: love, generosity, and perseverance. These values aren’t... (more »)
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