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Home Alone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The sky was pitch black, the house was creaking, and I still had four hours until my parents got home. Locked in my parents’ room, I turned on the TV full blast so I wouldn’t hear the creaking house. I barely heard the phone ring. I picked... (more »)
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The Skirt This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I will be the first to say that I am not materialistic. My friends label me as a goody-goody; my parents say I am conservative and modest when it comes to clothes. I don’t wear bikinis, and none of my skirts or shorts end above my knees. That is... (more »)
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A Walk in the Woods
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Last weekend, I had gone to Mark’s house for a little get-together. While I was sitting down on his sofa next to him and Cody, he asked me, “Hey Thoran, have you ever been to the secret spot?” Before I could even finish saying no, Cody and... (more »)
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The Holes in My Heart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
As a child in Cambodia, life was difficult. It went from bad to worse when my mother got sick. As usual, my father left us and went someplace else. I hardly ever saw him. I loved my ­father and maybe I still do. He wasn’t a nice man, though. He... (more »)
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Justin Bieber Concert
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Millions of girls screaming everywhere you turn, waiting in line to buy a souvenir and the curtains slowly opening to the start of the show. "Abby, Abby!" Right then I snapped out of a day dream only wishing I was actually there, at... (more »)
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The Pact This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
We sat around a wobbly, cast-iron table outside Starbucks around 9:30 one night the summer that I was 14. Emma, Karen, Cathy, and I had just been to a movie we had since decided was a waste of $4.50 and two hours of our lives. Cathy was... (more »)
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A Tough Lesson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It was the end of my junior year, the weekend before prom. I was riding around that night with some friends, and a bottle got passed around the car. Everyone was taking swigs. Then the bottle got to me. With it in my hand I thought, What will I... (more »)
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Playing with Ice
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The definition of ice is no surprise: water frozen in the solid state. There is not a person in the world who doesn’t know it. All my life, even before I came to understand who I am, why I’m here, what my future will bring; all that time,... (more »)
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Snow Day
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BEEP BEEP BEEP! The alarm clock was ringing! I got out of bed and walked over to my desk and turned it off. It was 6:30 in the morning, and I was very tired. It was very dark outside, and I couldn’t see anything! I walked over to the bathroom... (more »)
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My Life...A Big Adventure
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The excitement was killing me.  My heart was beating faster than the speed of light, I was wearing my best traveling clothes and my suitcase was all packed and ready to go. It was the day…..the day I was going back to U.S.A ... (more »)
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The Notebook This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Football, red meat, power tools. Football, red meat, power tools. These three things played over and over in my head. Three manly things that kept me from thinking about … “WE DID NOT WATCH ‘THE NOTEBOOK’!” You could hear Key from... (more »)
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In Memory
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“Did you know a boy named Max Hendrickson?” Good question. Did I? Hendrickson? From where? Sunnyvale, you say. The name sure sounds familiar. Maybe Kaylee Hendrickson? Oh, that was his sister? Well, then there you go. Wait, what do you... (more »)
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All the lies she told me
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I never really told anyone about my past and why it was so screwed up. But when I was 5 my step mom pushed me to the cold wet floor, then sitting on my small back, whipping me hard while my dad was just standing there with his arms crossed just... (more »)
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Elephant's Memory
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Abuse. Physical, verbal, emotional, mental, sexual, and a lot more. this is my personal story about being Abused physically, mentally, emotionally, and verbally daily for a year and a half. He was someone who was supposed to be my best friend. And... (more »)
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I'm Me This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I’m used to it by now. How couldn’t I be? The looks, the sneers, whispers you’ve thought I couldn’t hear. Well, I could. Of course I know I’m different. I’ve lived with myself my whole life—shocker, isn’t it? I would have to... (more »)
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Blessings and Amends This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
It was the November of second grade, and strep throat had been spreading like the plague through my class. Two girls and I were absent toward the end of the outbreak, experiencing scarlet-striped throats and aching bones. We missed an entire week... (more »)
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