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Table for Two This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“On a scale from one to busy, what are you doing between seven and nine?” That was the text that got me here: sitting on the steps outside my best friend Danielle’s house at ten o’clock on a Thursday. The text was from... (more »)
Seventeen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I was little I dreamt of falling in love. Love was something my young brain couldn’t quite comprehend, although it desperately wanted to. I wanted to dig my small hands into the sticky, gooey pit of love and smear it all over my... (more »)
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She Is Not My Mother This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Milford, IN
When you hear something enough times you start to believe it. Especially when it comes from your own mother. I believed everything she told me, everything she called me. Even if it hurt me. In the beginning all I wanted was her attention. Being... (more »)
THH: The Sound of Silence This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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In a matter of minutes, I’ll have learned everything from how to crimp my hair, cook a chia salad, snaps of Paris Fashion Week, Moana memes, Hamilton memes, Kendall Jenner’s dress, Tumblr threads, to the latest fan art of Game of Thrones’... (more »)
The Flight of Brown Birds This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Stepping out of the bus I felt like Rip Van Winkle stumbling into the light of a brand new world. My eyes became sensitized to the vast undulating hills, cliffs, outcroppings, and the thick morning dew that covered the luscious landscape.... (more »)
Cheese This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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We all have that question in life, where someone asks you something, that you haven’t thought of before.  Something that you knew was there, but you never pondered upon to begin with.  But, that experience can be life-changing,... (more »)
Prince or Princess? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Ever since my sister and I were small, my mom said, “Your daddy and I don’t care if you marry a prince or a princess, as long as they love you as much as we do.” We were raised to accept and love everyone; it doesn’t... (more »)
Dancing on the Shard of Broken Dreams
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My life is like a stereotypical love story. I believe in love at first sight and I have never moved past my first love. While I am the star of my own romantic tragedy, my love is actually of a different kind. My first love wasn’t a person or a... (more »)
Cancer
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I remember like it was yesterday, hearing the word ‘cancer’ will bring anyone’s world crashing down like a ton of bricks. Although, I, myself have never had cancer i’ve had many close to me affected by it in some way.... (more »)
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Everyone in my family has the same blue eyes, but a different shade blue. My sister has big, bulgy grayish-blue eyes. They always scream for attention. Her big blue eyes look like two giant bouncy balls in the middle of her head. My eyes are a... (more »)
Two Stupid People
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They are the only ones who infuriate me. I am the only one who hates them. Two stupid people with crooked smiles and jagged teeth.Two who live here that do not belong. Two pathetic people forced on me by my mother. From downstairs I hear them,... (more »)
Against the Grain and Not the Norm
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High school is a microcosm of weird people, cliques, sports, and activities. A place where most find their niche. However it’s a place where I have yet to find my niche. Ever since I was little I’ve felt that I’ve been... (more »)
To Blacken an Eye
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Ah, 5th grade. Isn't awful? Like mind twistingly awful? I went to a brick and mortar school back in those days, a small one. The school wasn't all bad. In fact, it might have been a decent school. Except for one thing, The bullies.... (more »)
Brown Birds
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This afternoon I spent about two hours with my grandpa. This the longest amount of time I have had the opportunity to spend with him at one time in a long time. He suffers from alzheimer's disease and my family very recently has had to make the... (more »)
The Kickflip
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Day One: One, Pop. Two, Flick. Three, Land. These words, repeating in my mind like a never ending metronome. My face, covered with sweat, concentration formed. Only the sound of faraway birds, and the constant stream of cars, rolling along on... (more »)
Memories on the Beach
By , South Jordan, UT
The hot Mexican sun shinned brilliantly down on my tender face.  I asked my mom when we would be leaving for our daily stroll down the Mexican Riviera.  She said for me to put on my flip flops and go down to my grandparent’s room to wait... (more »)
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