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Lost and Found This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
I liked being a mess. The desk that should have been clear so I could do my homework was always besieged with bowls of cereal and spoiled milk, old magazines, and Post-it notes I had forgotten to remember. My floor was a vacuum in itself, eating... (more »)
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Amidst the Lines, I Hide
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Innocence clouds her face, making her almost unrecognizable. She walks alone, among a world that is her own. She doesn’t understand the concept of pain, of suffering. She is a little girl, lost in a sea of her own imagination. Her innocence... (more »)
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16 Going On 16 This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
I bought my first tube of lipstick at six, with a picture of Barbie wrapped around it, but nevertheless, bright, red, and shiny, which was the epitome of lipstick for me. I started reading my mother’s Vogue when I was ten. I couldn’t... (more »)
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She Has Cancer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
She has cancer. It’s weird to write that down. My mother has cancer. She found out last week but couldn’t bring herself to tell my brothers and me until today. I knew it was bad news when my father called us down to our living room. I... (more »)
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We Are Proud This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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In a world with over six billion people, there’s one small community—a parish, that means the world to me. August 29th 2005 caused a big uproar for this little parish and almost wiped us off the map. Almost. St. Bernard Parish is in... (more »)
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Just swinging
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There’s something strange and magical about a swing set. As a child, I always loved to swing. Nothing on the playground ever compared to the swings. Sometimes I would close my eyes and let the cool breeze be my friend, seemingly helping me rise... (more »)
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Fifty Reasons to Live This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Cabot, AR
A few years ago, when I was 14, I didn't want to live anymore. It all seemed so hopeless. Everything. I remember. The guidance counselor had thrown me out of her office. That doesn't happen to normal people. Normal people go to the... (more »)
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Letter to a Future Date This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Whatever-Your-Name-Is, I'm writing this to convince myself that you're out there. I really hope you're out there. Please be out there. Right now I am 14 and the Amazing Non-Dating Girl of my middle school. This is all my parents' doing.... (more »)
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Car Rides
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The golden sun shined on the dry, yellow field as we drove home today; which made it seem like a field of treasure and shining gems with a big lake of sapphire in the middle. On the other side there was the old church, painted a bright pale red;... (more »)
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Once I Believed... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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When I was a small child, I was the type of kid that believed wholeheartedly in magic. I would often take refuge from the stress of the ‘real world’ up in my room or outside brandishing a wand (a twig), sporting a wizard’s robe (blanket),... (more »)
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Wall Of Memories
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As I walk through the halls of where we used to play together, I see the old markings on the walls. They remind me of how I would draw our family with a crayon on our wall of memories. I took a different color each time, and everyday add... (more »)
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Living With Cancer
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I am a 16-year-old from NJ and this is my story: Sometime in August of 2009, my body began to itch like crazy. After a few weeks of this, my mom and I contacted my pediatrician. She told us that I was probably allergic to the type of soap or... (more »)
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The Day I Returned This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Fifty-three missed calls. I looked at my phone for the first time in two weeks. The hairs on my neck rose when my mother peered cautiously from the passenger seat of my father's car. I strained to read message after message of friends' questions... (more »)
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Gotta Love Support
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I watched every move the soccer players made with a sharp eye. Everything they did was precise and it all happened so quickly. Their feet moved like lightning and their hair swished sharply every time they switched the direction they were going.... (more »)
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Golden Tint
By , Farmingdale, NY
I rushed down the stairs skipping every other one. My feet up high and my hands shaking back and forth above my head. It didn't matter how fast I got there or where I was going for that matter but where I am now. I was moving, soaring... (more »)
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Chocolate Chip Ice Cream & Cancer
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We met on the first day of high school, it was an odd meeting, but I guess it was a suitable meeting for our odd relationship. I had received a cup of chocolate chip ice cream from a lunch lady who had known my Mother. As I sat down, a wavy,... (more »)
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