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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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Why I Do
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Questioning existence is a common philosophical and scientific theme; the curiosity teeming throughout history, intertwining Darwinism and metaphysics. As a young woman with general knowledge on both subjects, I would like to entertain the same... (more »)
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Wishes.
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They all used to tell me that when you see a shooting star, wish upon it and that wish may come true, but the only catch is that you can not tell anyone you wish. If you happen to tell somebody about it, it will vanish into the night air like a... (more »)
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Personal Story
By , fairbanks, AK
When I was young, about four years old, I was in a bad situation. It started when I was up in the village, Venetie, visiting my grandparents. When I went back home to Fairbanks, where my mother was waiting for me, I was eventually taken to the... (more »)
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You Wanna Know How I Got These Scars?
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I remember the time I broke all my limbs… well, at least 75% of them. It was a bright and sunny day, which was uncharacteristic of the area. Trees as lieutenants in height only to the mountain on which they sit, meadows miles in length,... (more »)
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Microwaves Just Hate Me
 If I could recieve a gold medal for how many destroyed microwaves my family and I went threw within just one year, I would win it for sure. Don't get me wrong, microwaves are a great tool to use if you want to heat up something in a matter of... (more »)
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Overcoming Bulimia
By , Nashotah, WI
Starting early on in my childhood, my self-image has been skewed. I grew up thinking that I was fat and ugly rather than strong and beautiful like all of the other children. To me, I was an outcast. I’ve always felt that way, it... (more »)
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Two Different People
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They are the only ones who know me. I am the only one who knows them. Two different people with abstract lives, and brown hair just like mine. Two who do not get along, but are still here. Two households connected by highways. From my mind I... (more »)
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Untitled
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There once stood a girl, one of the most confident. Who smiled bright even with her imperfections. One who was proud to be the girl she was. She stood tall and kind. She was brought into this world at an early age because mama made... (more »)
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The Golfer
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The sun has not risen, the world is still asleep. The alarm goes off in a boy’s room, and a light flickers on. Groggy, sore, and wanting to go back to sleep he gets up and puts on some clothes. He sleep walks outside and begins his daily jog.... (more »)
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Ten Dirty Toes This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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They are the ones who leave prints in the house. I am the one who defends them. Ten dirty toes with long digits and painted clothes like others. Ten who belong in shoes but are not. Ten rank excuses that help me balance. From my view, I can... (more »)
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One Extensive Month
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We are the only ones who understand it. We am the only one who feels anxiety. One extensive month with extensive planning and designing futures for all. One that that we must do but is resilient. One vicious survival given by the authorities.... (more »)
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everything happens for a reason
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The summer of 2014 was a big change maker. Almost losing a loved one in a blink of an eye. As a little kid you would think that shouldn’t happen. The night my family and I were together I went to bed early thinking everyone would go home soon.... (more »)
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Everything Happens for a Reason
By , Sherman Oaks, CA
As I sit alone in the quiet waiting room, students fly past the window, not bothering to notice the tiny girl drawing circles in the carpet with her shoes. The time: 2:06 pm. The place: the principal’s office. An assistant calls me in and I am... (more »)
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Concerts and Camaraderie
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The months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds of excitement build up to a capstone when I walk into the venue. Passing through those doors and getting as close to the stage as possible is a mission; push, shove, but be polite. The opening act... (more »)
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My Journey
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When I was in the 7th grade, I was made fun of for the way I looked. I started to feel insecure about my appearance. I fell into a deep hole and turned a blind eye towards everything that mattered to me and to those who actually cared for me. I... (more »)
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