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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 »)
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 »)
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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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 »)
Strength, Sacrifice, Success
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Memorial Day is filled with tradition of celebrating our freedom thanks to the courageous men and women who fought for it. But, it represents more than just tradition. Memorial Day is strength, sacrifice, and the success of the American Dream.... (more »)
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Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long it is the home the home of the brave.” Yet the brave who have sacrificed everything for us, for our freedom, and this country are homeless and wandering about... (more »)
By , Heber City, UT
Okay. Take a breath. Don’t stress. Stress. Stress. Stress. Wait. Stop. Where’d it go? Where’d I go? Slow down. Slow down . . . breath. I go too fast too often. I don’t take chances to just breathe. I go too fast. I panic. Panic. Panic.... (more »)
A Man Who Fought for My Freedom
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On Memorial Day, I spend time with family and friends sitting along the snaking Mississippi river. Looking at the sky, I smell marshmallows roasting and feel the smooth sand squishing between my toes. Smoke from the fire stretches toward the... (more »)
Sleepwalking Through History
By , Defiance, OH
“Sleepwalking Through History” is an article written by Cassidey J. “What are we becoming.” I felt inspired and I agree with this passage one hundred percent. This is not the way the country is supposed to become. The... (more »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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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