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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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Duck Sauce This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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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Thank You Katrina
I sat down carefully at the empty table in the lunchroom. Wrapping my arms around myself, I attempted to cope with my never-ending anxiety. I wanted to go home. I wanted to be back at Mount Carmel. Yes, I looked calm and collected on the... (more »)
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A Visit
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“I won’t pay your bail.” The man behind the glass had a shocked look on his gaunt face, a silent terror in his eyes, “Why not, honey?” he asked innocently, but she wasn’t fooled. Her eyes flashed, “ You... (more »)
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