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To Hell and Back: My Day in a Holocaust... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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We spent the morning at a KZ (Konzentrationslager, Concentration camp) named Buchenwald. Just recalling this experience as I write makes me feel slightly sick. Buchenwald was one of the first KZ’s built during the 1930’s. It’s... (more »)
Babies, Romance, Fighting, and Overall Crap
By , Wauksha, WI
I was supposed to be sleeping, but what can I say? I was a hardcore six year old. My father always came in and kissed me goodnight. It wasn’t that I couldn’t sleep without him doing that, but it was a sense of he still cared. Ever... (more »)
The Darkness
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Five years ago, my best friend, Isaiah Joseph, died of a brain tumor. I new it had been coming since the last time I saw him he was in a wheelchair, was cross-eyed, could barely do anything really. But, I was still shocked, it was just one of... (more »)
4,000 Feet from Safety
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  I stepped into the harness and knew there was no going back. Left foot after right, I took a deep breath, inhaling comfort and exhaling fear. I ambled up the precipitous hill. The nature was stunning and the trees were greener than... (more »)
A Pound Does Not a Person Make This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“It doesn’t fit.” I peel off the dress, tighter than a second skin, and angrily toss it back over the changing room door to my mother. Her voice reaches me from the other side, her pitying tone pushing me even closer to... (more »)
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Forgiveness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Remember when we were young and stupid even though we’re still young, and stupid doesn’t even begin to cover it, but we were more innocent then, and we wore matching rubber raincoats slicked with pearls of fog, our... (more »)
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The Other Sophia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Sophia, It takes an uncomfortable amount of introspection to admit that I am “the other Sophia.” I’m the one who has to sacrifice my last vowel so that we can be identified separately. I am the one who should give up... (more »)
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snick This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I like the feel. snick snick. I like the sound. snick snick. A small button and my key flips out – snick – and I can pretend it’s a pocketknife. I can pretend it will lock in the guts of the one who would try to make me feel... (more »)
The Rice-Making Artist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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On a Tuesday night, the phone rings and I glance lazily at the caller ID. “Hello?” “Hi, Sarah. Can you make rice? I come home late tonight.” “How many cups?” I say, staring longingly at the... (more »)
Brush Strokes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Today, a friend of mine will have her first child. Today, I visit my grandfather as he slips into oblivion. An entrance and an exit. A beginning and an end. The two cannot look more different. In a matter of hours, a screaming, wrinkled... (more »)
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Ayden James This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Freshman year was by far the most stressful and emotional year of my high school career. My mom and dad’s divorce still felt new to me, especially since it was not finalized until that summer, two years after they split. Our new... (more »)
Dear Girl in the Blue Coat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Dear Girl in the Blue Coat, When I was seven I went to the American Girl doll store. It was a birthday present from my friend Renee. I could barely contain my excitement! Renee and I immediately started planning what outfits we and our... (more »)
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On the Left This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We didn’t always live on Lua Street. Before that we lived on North Street. But there was nothing before that. Ten years we lived in that big house with the blue door, the door my dad promised he would paint red. He never got around to it.... (more »)
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When I Was Mary Poppins
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Just to think, it was only months ago. I still remember when I first stepped foot into the house. I felt like an outsider. Last summer, I was a nanny for two amazing children, a thirteen-year-old in charge of two kids under the age of three.... (more »)
Home Sweet Home
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Waking up from my room upstairs, I scramble out of my full-sized princess themed bed and run downstairs. It's here where most of my memories take place, downstairs. I skip into the living room across the hal where I find my mother. She sits... (more »)
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Something everyone has to deal with at one point or another in his/her life is losing a loved one. Whether it's a friend, parent, grandparent, or even a pet most would describe it as a both brutal and heartbreaking experience. My first real... (more »)
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