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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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My Angel
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           They call me pneumonia, but they don’t truly know what I am. Truly, I consider myself a killer. I come into a living being to utterly destroy them. I was on the prowl for a new victim when I... (more »)
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Artistry
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How does she do it? The thought gradually found shape in words, molding itself out of the cloud of disbelief-wonder-confusion-fascination swirling about my stunned senses. Under Ms. Selina’s hands, sound blossomed from the piano – blossomed,... (more »)
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Contagion This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
When I am seven and Ah-Rim is six, a new boy transfers to our homeroom. Half of his face is ravaged with tiny red dots, pricks of inflamed skin roughly textured like braille, and when he enters through the sliding door, the entire class breaks... (more »)
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To Find The Faeries This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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As a small child, nearly four years old, I was entrusted with the possession of a small book of poems that belonged to my mother. Well worn, with pages falling out and the binding loose in places. Scotch tape on nearly all the pages, placed by... (more »)
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Waiting Rooms
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My very early life was spent in hospital rooms; my parents have memorized the monotonous white walls of waiting rooms, memorized the anxiety that turned their bones to lead. My life hung in a delicate balance, and the doctors never believed I... (more »)
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My Angel
They call me pneumonia, but they don’t truly know what I am. Truly, I consider myself a killer. I come into a living being to utterly destroy them. I was on the prowl for a new victim when I stumbled upon a vulnerable being. It was a ewe that... (more »)
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"A" For Failure
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What has riding horses taught me? Well, of course, discipline, patience, control and so on; but riding has really taught me is that I can’t hide from failures and mistakes. I can’t be perfect all the time. Horseback riding... (more »)
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Opening my Eyes to the World of Possibility
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Babe Ruth once said, "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game"and it's true. It is true in sports; however, it can also be valid in all sorts of lifetime activities. It'sa quote that is easily relatable to everyone's... (more »)
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Pride
30 seconds. 30 seconds until the Franklin Flyers defeated the KP Indians. I glanced at the scoreboard. Its vibrant red neon numbers read “Home: 7 Away: 0”. I refocused back on the game. Adrenaline pumped through my veins as I skated... (more »)
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Chasing Happiness
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Some may say I’m running out of fear. A month ago, I was fighting with my mom and dad with trying to change electives. I wanted to quit – yes quit, the forbidden word – orchestra. My dad stood at the head of the dinner table with my mom... (more »)
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My Imaginary Friend, Jessie
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While most four year old girls are obsessed with princesses, I was obsessed with Jessie. Jessie was no princess, per se, but a sorceress from another realm called Magicland with red hair and blazing green eyes. She was a teenager, of course,... (more »)
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Dusk
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My feet are stained a surprisingly vivid shade of yellow. I do not know where my shoes are, and I do not care. Nothing is happening, and I am altogether separate from the world, isolated. People have been passing me by all day, and I do not... (more »)
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Finding Courage in Trials
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The morning was crisp and clear, a premonition to the warm day to come. The sun was peering through the tree tops and a cloudless sky hung above the horizon. A bright, yellow bus came around the corner and a team of students climbed in. The ride... (more »)
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Flying High
Two short years ago, just a few days after Christmas, I find myself wide awake at the crack of dawn, anxious about the day as my mind races in circles. I try to stay warm, bundled underneath the covers, but the chilly air outside my hotel in... (more »)
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True Happiness
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There are times in our lives when we find something good. Whether it be love or knowledge or what have you. That thing always makes you happy. Ok not always,but most of the time. Its that one single thing that can pull you out of the darkness into... (more »)
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