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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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Are you sure, they ask, are you positive? I nod my head slowly, words can't come out anymore. They smile gently, but with a troubled look in their eyes. They know I'm lying. They try to change my mind but I've become incorrigible, adamant. They... (more »)
The Moon Chases the Sun
By , Nicholasville, KY
     The moon is shining and her tight braid s down in waves onto her bare back.  The shower water patters like rain but in the mirror she sees the sun.  She sings Kate Nash in the shower, but soon forgets the words.  Tell me how quickly... (more »)
The Nude Nine
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High top converse with tall white socks, no shirt, no pants, no underwear; I make my way to the tee box. The tall surrounding grass tickles up and down my legs.  I tee up and square up, pause for a moment and let the cool night consume my... (more »)
losing a best friend
On my seventh birthday I got my first perra. Her name was Coco, she was just a few weeks old. We loved each other very much. My family had another/younger dog and his name was champion but champ for short. They were both boxers. I went to... (more »)
Good Times
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It was May so that meant soccer season was here. I had made the school’s soccer team and we were called the “lady huskies”. Janett and Alexa had made the team also.  One afternoon we had a game at LHS after school at... (more »)
First Time At Disney World
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     I couldn’t believe that June 8 I’m going to Orlando Florida for vacation. It’s a little early though because the last day of school is on June 6. My mom said we can even go to Disney World! I know I... (more »)
Thank You
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My heart pounds in my ears. It beats an urgent pulse through my veins, from my scattered mind to my white knuckles to my trembling knees. For a moment, I imagine it as a firm knocking on my mind, as a clock ticking down each second and turning... (more »)
so long
“Haven, come here please,” yells my Dad! “What do you want,” I shouted. “Come here, it’s important,” my Dad replied.   I slowly walk out of my room into the living room. I had an anxious look... (more »)
The Night of Fear
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It was October 31st and my family was prepared to go trick or treating and I had a gigantic inflatable sumo costume and everyone else had strange masks on.  We hit all the houses for some candy except for one house, the strange house. It was... (more »)
Tapping the Pencil by the Window
By , Milwaukee, WI
She sits by the window anxiety eating her thoughts and soul tearing her to shreds. Tapping the pencil the same way since third grade. The teacher says be quiet! She still taps the pencil. The anxiety still eating her. The teacher lectures on.... (more »)
Giving Up
By , Cupertino, CA
This is my choice, my life. I stared at the sharp knife as it glimmered in the sunlight. My hand hesitantly reached for the knife as my mind was filled with fear. My hands shook, my body was cold, and my mind was unwilling to change the events... (more »)
Barred Windows This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Groveland, MA
Everyone says that life is hard and death is easy, but personally I have found this statement is the other way around.  I realized this on a hospital bed, drugged past recognition, with tears stinging my eyes, tubes down my nose, and screams in... (more »)
The Movie That is Our Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     The reel begins to roll. This is my kind of movie. It has action and medieval battles, nothing that she likes. She came, though. This whole thing started three days ago, and it is different from all the others. She is different from all... (more »)
Kidnapped This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , kent, WA
Here I was, barely 15 and stranded in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. My cheeks were raw with tears and I was exhausted from trying to escape my two kidnappers, who pulled me out of bed at 4 a.m. and took me to Clayton, Georgia. Or that is... (more »)
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Every year on summer vacation I fly out to New York to see my religious Aunt Laurie, and her four kids (Samuel Nathan eleven who is years old, Elana who is thirteen years old, Aaron who is fifteen years old, and Josiah, her oldest son, who is... (more »)
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