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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 »)
Squirrel-demic This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I knew the squirrels at the University of North Texas were more than a little friendly. I had seen their antics when I toured in the spring, reaching for bits of Chick-Fil-A from my mother. But these squirrels were on the border of being... (more »)
A Night to Remember
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Everyone has desired being the star for one night. I wished to be one of the celebrities walking on the red carpet in the “Oscars,” modeling their gorgeous dresses and smiling for all the paparazzi. I dreamed for one night to be all about me.... (more »)
White Noise and Leeches
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Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the illusion of a flawless family road trip. The four or five faces grinning from ear to ear as they're all shoved into a car the size of a box of crackers. Yeah, I really wanna go on a... (more »)
Harry Potter Saved My Life
By , Springboro, OH
Harry Potter saved my life. It did. My parents divorced when I was five. At that point I was too young to understand anything that was happening, and my little brother was even younger.All I knew, all I needed to know, was that Daddy came back... (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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A is for Cookie
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A is for Cookie (Salt shots) It was a Thursday night, which meant play rehearsal. It was play rehearsal, which meant a ride home from Eric. It was a ride home from Eric, which meant fun. Rehearsal went well enough. There were a few fights, a... (more »)
River-Rafting Riot
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The raft plunged into the river as we splashed into an adventurous afternoon. We had just gotten off the bus, were we had sung songs the whole ride to the riverbank. Diving up into groups with about five people each, we had finally started our... (more »)
Left Behind
My teeth made crushing grinding noises, my knuckles grew white in flexed concentration, my rather impressive biceps swelled with effort. Crinkling my eyes into rumpled balls that probably resembled a tossed out orange carcass, I knew I had to... (more »)
Daddy Don’t Go
Fun ,exciting ,loving ,funny are all the ways I could explain the how much I loved this guy so dearly in my life. Tall, brownish hair, short and golden highlights that waved smoothing strips across his head. I remember a time when I was at least... (more »)
Have you ever been in a car accident? It is a moment of one hundred percent pure terror. It all happened so fast that I did not know what was happening. Smoke hit my face like a cannon. My entire body felt numb. I started to fade away. I was... (more »)
Up in Smoke This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I hear screams. Terror and shock – bold, intense emotions throw themselves at me. It’s two in the morning, and we’re all running and fighting the smoke. Fighting for our lives. The smoke is so thick that I can’t see more than three... (more »)
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 »)
The Abyss Inside This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Napa slides by outside the smudges on the ­window. Classic farm country with the works: a tire swing, fields of grass swaying in waves, regal trees begging to be climbed, and a conservative-slant newspaper in every driveway. The music flowing... (more »)
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