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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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Confessions of a (Recovering) Angry Young Man
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Walking into the house, finally out of the cold, my mom calls me to come to her room. My body tenses as I drop my bag. “Alex!” She’s yelling. Opening the door I see what I feared the most: her face is red as if something in... (more »)
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My Life This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I never thought I would be where I am now in my life. I love my life right now. It’s not because of money, or because of materialistic things. It’s because I have people who stand by my side every second of the way, and because I have... (more »)
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Noises
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"Bonk, bang, bonk" seemed to be coming from the other room right outside the bulky white door. It's quite frightening to wake up to early in the morning. The noises stop and the door slides open slowly as if a tiny bug was trying to move... (more »)
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Share a Chip or Two
It all started when I sat down in writing workshop with my quart sized zip lock bag filled with my favorite salty white generic corn chips. Their taste so fantastic, my heart warms after every bite. After about my 8th chip, a large figure... (more »)
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The Bottomless Chasm
By , St. Joseph, MI
  My breaths were ragged, my heart beating out of my chest, as my mom dragged me with  all of her strength.  At the time I was only four, but was very determined not to go anywhere near that bottomless pit.  My nails, bit down to the beds,... (more »)
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Why Did I Do It
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I Find Kate Foray's article "Why Did I Do It" very truthful. It describes a problem many face in life, the problem of choosing who they want to be. Her article also informed me of some intresting information I was not aware of. She said, " You... (more »)
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Being a Reader, an Essay
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Everyone in the world is different, we all know this. However, certain people are similar, see the world the same way. Values, upbringing, education, all of this varies from person to person. However, the gifts with which you were born cannot be... (more »)
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A Home Divided
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I am a man divided. Divided and seeking nothing more than to stand firmly in place in a place that I can call home, and they say that home is where the heart is, and I don't know about you, but my heart is in me, so that means that I must be my... (more »)
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A Simple Reflection on my First Job
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            The first thing caught my view at the Rigoletto rehearsal at Opera San Jose: beard. Then followed waves of mustaches and those drooping bellies. I cannot recollect the number of my futile yet desperate... (more »)
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Locked Up in a Cage This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Society is an issue in this world and unfortunately we cannot get rid of it for we make up society.  Our neighbors across the street, our parents, friends, teachers, us. We all make up society. Girls now think that they are ugly when they are... (more »)
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Memories of Past Times
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Sun filtered through the window beside my bed, lighting up the small pink room I used to sleep in. I was only six years old at the time, and I was just as stubborn as I am now. I shared a room with my sister, which wasn't a big problem since we... (more »)
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Little Girl
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I’m putting you away, darling. I’m erasing your old play spots, closing the cellar door on all your dolls, pulling your fairy tales from the shelf and placing them in cardboard prisons. I hate doing this. I hate it more than... (more »)
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The Life We Know
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I was born on the year of 2000, I am fourteen years old. I live in a place where people call paradise, but not everything here is what you think it is. It is not just all good, and fun, and safe. Sometimes it can be dangerous, full of sickness.... (more »)
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Dear Past Self
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Dear past self, This road has been quite a bumpy one. But not with others. You are quite the friend. Stay loyal to the friends you have now, because when you get into high school they change. Not necessarily for the better. The people you think... (more »)
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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 »)
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