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Waiting for the Bell This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet shaking and body squirming. Eyes scanning the clock and hands tightly holding each other. My body is tense, clutched in the persistent and dreadful embrace of the desk and chair. It is second period and I am existing in a brightly... (more »)
physics is dumb
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My dad left for Jordan two days after my first day of third grade. I had spent the entire night before crying into my pillow until the entire thing was a disgusting wet mess. Sometime during the night I had rolled out of bed and sat against my... (more »)
The Road Ahead This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I teetered on the sidewalk, mesmerized by the crowd of 60,000 sweaty runners surging past me in the final stretch of 6.2 miles. Even with my earplugs and dark glasses, my senses were overwhelmed. My heart thumped loudly, warning me not to do... (more »)
There Will Be Light: Autobiography of a Latino... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My life has been a wonderful 18 years full of ups and downs, but my journey to success has only just begun. I was born at North Central Hospital in New York. It was a special day for my parents, since I was their first son. Their hearts and... (more »)
I Lay on My Bedroom Floor
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I lay on my bedroom floor staring at the soft, cream light bulbs on my white, spinning fan. I feel like there’s a ton of lead resting on top of my throat and chest; it’s constricting me from breathing. I lay spluttering and coughing... (more »)
The 5 Stages of Coming to Terms with Your Place...
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Stage One: Ignorance Ah, Ignorance. The stage we are all born into, the stage some of us die in. In this stage, one is not yet aware of anything outside our physical world. Everything in one’s intellectual spectrum is an Earthly creature or... (more »)
My Opinion
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People probably won't care but... I hate my life!!! Its just that I have sat in the corner crying for the past could of hours. I wish I would get the same as I give. I mean people say treat others how you want to be treated, but when ever... (more »)
My Anxious Heart
By , Carteret, NJ
Breathe in. Breathe out. Okay so anxiety is definitely a thing I don’t like to talk about because I don’t like to broadcast that I have a “problem.” Also I hate all the usual, “Are you ok?” and “What’s wrong?” questions... (more »)
Lessons This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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It was a 7 A.M. August morning. My mother called home bearing news. She spoke too loudly the way she always did over the phone, as if I couldn’t hear her over the U.S.-Canadian border between us. “Hello?”... (more »)
The Last Goodbye This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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A hug and the words “I love you” were all I got from my dad as he drove to work that day. Every morning we’d do this. We'd both say goodbye and I'd watch him through the blinds as he pulled out in his patrol car. We... (more »)
More Than Butterflies
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High school. Just what I need on top of my responsibilities at home. Perfect, right? The awkward clenching feeling in my stomach tightens as I write this, currently struggling to fall asleep.    Over the past few years,... (more »)
Chance and Circumstance This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The dictionary defines the word euphoria as "a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness". That is not incorrect, but it is not entirely correct either. Euphoria is plethora of things. It's every nerve ending feeling like it is in... (more »)
The Time I Smashed My Face
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I own a dirt bike. And, yes, I'm a girl. It was my cousins, but he couldn't drive it in his small yard, so he brought it to my house and never came back to use it again. I guess it's still technically his, but I use it... (more »)
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She fell in love with a boy, because she knew she could trust him. She fell in love with his smile, his laugh, his hands, his heart, his soul. She believed that they could work. She fell in love with a boy, because he was kind, and funny, and... (more »)
Freewrite #6
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I am too happy to write. What a dilemma. A true quandary. I wish I was crying and distraught, drowning in a perilous murky swamp of emotions. But today…today I am positive. I am lazy, but not regretful. I am seeing the bright side of... (more »)
Moon & Mojito
By , Raipur, India
This is a tough process. Trying to love yourself amidst all the chaos in life. The times when important things don't seem to matter and you let all the nonsense break you apart. Little things begin to hurt and all up to the... (more »)
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