Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Most Recent Personal Experience Articles

Here are the most recent personal experience articles:

Friendships Turn Into Memories
By , Norridge, IL
The value of a friendship isn't always based on how long the friendship is. You could be friends with someone for ten years and only talk once a month or be friends with someone for six months and talk everyday. I am seventeen years old... (more »)
One More Thing
Custom User Avatar
If I could accomplish one more thing, I would do everything in my power to make sure and tell the younger generation to always be determined to fulfill their hopes and dreams. The future of the world is on their shoulders, not the adults. Many... (more »)
What's Wrong with How I Dress?
Custom User Avatar
While there are girls out there who love wearing skinny jeans and miniskirts with tight tops, I'm a person who can be confidently defined as ' someone who is perfectly in contrast to them '. I wear T-shirts that aren't... (more »)
1 comment
My Life in a Big Family of 10
Custom User Avatar
Some people don't believe it, or they just are shocked, when they hear that all of my siblings are from the same parents. Some people even are surprised to see that my parents are still successfully married. I have eight brothers and... (more »)
Walking on Eggshells This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
College gives you a chance to start over. Most of us look for peace within ourselves and hope to figure out who we’re meant to be. I had those hopes, and so did my best friend. But even when you stay close to home for school, the bills... (more »)
Happiness and the Lake This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
A cold wind grazes my face as I lift my eyelids. It lingers in the room, stopped in time. Light from the window reaches my face, forcing me to pull the blankets over my head. My sister breathes lightly in the corner, stuck in a deep sleep.... (more »)
A Stupid Mistake This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
It’s crazy how one hour, one minute, or even one second can change your life. There was a time when I thought I was invincible, that nothing could touch me. Then one night I realized that one bad choice, one mistake, can change your life.... (more »)
1 comment
The Night that Never Was This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
The cool breeze whispered a faint tune through the open window. Yet a warm feeling coursed through my body. It was late, far later than I realized, for my alarm clock screamed for me to go back to bed. But I couldn’t get them out of my... (more »)
Nineteen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
Nineteen. Welcome. It has taken a while for me to get to you, but I’m not complaining. Eighteen was sweet, full of good memories and long cries. Very refreshing. I’m excited to see what you hold for me, what you will... (more »)
I Am a Lifeguard This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
It was looking like another boring day at the pool. Most days are, for lifeguards. At least that’s what people think. Whenever I tell someone I am a lifeguard, they give me a hard time for choosing the “easiest job ever.” And... (more »)
Whistle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
Start with the whistle of a tea kettle. The rust inside glaring at you, begging to be replaced. Your parents debating whether to have eggs or bacon or both. Your brothers scrambling to find their clothes for the day. It’s June, and... (more »)
Being a Jewish Buddhist
Custom User Avatar
I am a Buddhist Jew. Though I am only 16 years old, I know who I am from a religion stand point. I always felt different when I was in my Jewish temple, I always thought there had to be more to life than just this way of looking at it. I... (more »)
10 Things I Know to be True
Custom User Avatar
1.  That most people in the world are good, and not to let mistrust in some cause mistrust in all. 2.  That there’s always going to be someone prettier than you, smarter than you, better than you, and that you shouldn’t... (more »)
Start up my Game
Custom User Avatar
It was the start of the summer softball season playing in a competitive all star team. Once everyone got to the field it was time to work hard. Everyone thought this would be a tough win. So we warmed up and knowing that if we lose a game then... (more »)
Snow day
Custom User Avatar
Snow Day It was a Tuesday afternoon, the phone rang and I could feel the excitement bubble inside my brother and I. When we heard the words “NO SCHOOL” come out of the phone we jumped as high as the tree tops! We were so happy... (more »)
The Catastrophe Of War
Custom User Avatar
The whole town was being brought down to shatters. The children screamed at the top of their voices, baffled at what was happening around them, on a Sunday. Men and women were struggling to find refuge under unusual places. What was happening?... (more »)
Site Feedback