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Duck Sauce This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Lake Worth, FL
The clouds suffocated the sky with grey paint. And although the sun had been hiding for hours, the sidewalk was still hot as hell. I liked it, though. It reminded me of being alive. I accidentally brushed her skin today, as I walked in front... (more »)
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I Must Win
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Hundreds of faces eagerly stare at the stage, their faces expectant. Almost desperate. Bodies lean forward in anticipation. Every girl - all 112 of us - meets their eyes with disguised gazes of anxiety, smiles plastered upon our faces. Our... (more »)
Birthday
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43 years ago, my father was born, he will be gone for almost 5 years marking November 9th 2010, but today is not about his death date, it's about his birthday. This man, along with my mother who is absolutely gorgeous met when she was 15, and he... (more »)
Devil Child
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Flashback to me at around 8 years old. My mother and I were driving on a hot sunny day in Anthony, Florida. We had pulled our red Nissan into a Shells Gas Station so I could use the bathroom. I ran inside but quickly forgot my troubles when I... (more »)
A Letter
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To the one that loves me unconditionally, My Lord I crave the delicate touch of your merciful hand. Shine your light of grace and forgiveness upon me. I have made countless mistakes, all pertaining to my selfish actions and inability to... (more »)
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Welcome to the Snow Globe
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“I have lived in the same country my whole life.” I begin. “Big deal.” You say. “I have lived in the same state my whole life.” I continue. “Me too.” You counter. “I have lived in... (more »)
First Meeting
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I remember the first day I saw you. We were supposed to work together the previous week, I believe it was a Sunday, but you couldn't make it because of your trip down to Cincinnati. So many people told me bad things about you and I developed the... (more »)
The Pine Woods
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The sunlight filtered thru the pines as I watched you sleep. The half light shadowed your jaw and your eyes moved slowly under your eyelids. Your chest moved slowly under my head as you rested. All of a sudden you rolled and took me with you.... (more »)
Smoke
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There was something about the way he held the cigarette, something that screamed confidence. The way his jaw stood out as he took a draw on that death stick, the way he moved as he took it away from his mouth, the way the smoke curled around his... (more »)
[Summer of] Metamorphosis
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Summer. Summer of losing control. Summer of giving up words because my foggy despair has been too much for thinking or writing about the bursting maple leaves or flush of clouds overhead or the thunder of loving and being loved. Summer of... (more »)
Epiphanies of the Celestial This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You don’t realize how small you are until you walk along the promenade and the streetlamps shine brighter than the stars, the vapid glow of artificial luminance lingering in a galaxy that was supposed to be a gift. As turmoil... (more »)
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Agitated Earth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Though lots of LED lamps hang from the bamboo pillars, this little dome that I am to call my home tonight is anything but bright. Full of scared faces and muted sobs, the air inside is in a dangerous state of quiet unrest, and the howling storm... (more »)
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Escape from a Dreamy Haze This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Devils Lake, ND
Life isn’t easy, and everyone has to discover their own ways to cope with the obstacles life throws at them. Maybe you take comfort in money and shiny objects, or thinking about people who remind you that it could be worse. Some coping... (more »)
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The Audition This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Kids. Hundreds of kids my age were in the room, and all were playing their instruments as loudly as they could. My dad and I wandered, searching for space at a table. Toward the back, we found a spot beside cluttered instrument cases, jackets,... (more »)
Not Just a Pretty Face This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My eyes glimmer with the latest layer of eyeliner, and my cheeks are rosy pink. I smile at my reflection, perfecting my vibrant red lips. I slip into my sequined dress, fasten my high heels, and approach the line of girls, all anxious for their... (more »)
Rebuilding Myself This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Words have power – as you and I have heard a million times – and, according to the famous actor F. M. Alexander, actions follow thoughts. The ideas in your head can change the outcome of your life. So state your intention, create a... (more »)
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