Top Voted Personal Experience Articles

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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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Home Alone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sky was pitch black, the house was creaking, and I still had four hours until my parents got home. Locked in my parents’ room, I turned on the TV full blast so I wouldn’t hear the creaking house. I barely heard the phone ring. I picked... (more »)
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The Pact This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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We sat around a wobbly, cast-iron table outside Starbucks around 9:30 one night the summer that I was 14. Emma, Karen, Cathy, and I had just been to a movie we had since decided was a waste of $4.50 and two hours of our lives. Cathy was... (more »)
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A Tough Lesson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It was the end of my junior year, the weekend before prom. I was riding around that night with some friends, and a bottle got passed around the car. Everyone was taking swigs. Then the bottle got to me. With it in my hand I thought, What will I... (more »)
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The Holes in My Heart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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As a child in Cambodia, life was difficult. It went from bad to worse when my mother got sick. As usual, my father left us and went someplace else. I hardly ever saw him. I loved my ­father and maybe I still do. He wasn’t a nice man, though. He... (more »)
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Learning to Be a Lady This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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      The first time I dressed up as a woman was Halloween. Innocent enough, I suppose - costumes and whatnot. Some people dressed as ogres, the traditional witch, and, as always, multiple poorly imitated Frankensteins. I... (more »)
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Roller Coaster Ride This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     We are lectured about peer pressure in mandatory health education class. We are told never to give in to it. “Just because everyone else is doing something does not make it a good idea,” they say. Yes, I... (more »)
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The Notebook This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Football, red meat, power tools. Football, red meat, power tools. These three things played over and over in my head. Three manly things that kept me from thinking about … “WE DID NOT WATCH ‘THE NOTEBOOK’!” You could hear Key from... (more »)
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This I Believe
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In the spring of May 29, 2013 around the same time my sixth-grade year was finishing up my grandparents had thrown me a birthday party. The majority of the day I spent my time drifting off in my classes and wondering about what my grandparents... (more »)
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Clouds
By , Los Angeles, CA
His words suddenly make me feel like I'm being choked, like I have had rocks poured down my throat and now I have to swallow. Of course I know we aren't going to last. Of course I know that everything is temporary but I just wish... (more »)
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Near Death
By , sacremento, CA
I remember when I was 14 years old home with my brother and sisters. And my oldest sister wanted to go hang out with her friend. So I decided to stay home and watched my family. Everytime my sisters or brothers leave i tell them to be safe.... (more »)
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Who I
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“If I told you that i loved you. Tell me, what would you say ? If I told you that I hated you would you go away?” - The neighbourhood. If you were me, I am a female, and a sagittarius. At home I am different, I sit around... (more »)
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A Destination Near Death
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I was sitting in the passenger seat, looking off into the darkness that covers the fields. It was approximately 10:30pm and my mom and I were on the Interstate Highway 5 going north to Sacramento. We were coming back from East Palo Alto, we... (more »)
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The Torture of a Tsunami
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Very violent shaking, about fifthteen tall waves hitting the surface of earth. Natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of killing mass amount of people, tsunamis are natural disasters that injures, kills, and destroys a huge mass of... (more »)
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Movie Night
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 It is extremely rare that my friends and I can make plans that include more than just two of us. This was the case for a day when myself and four others would go to the apartment of one of them and we would watch movies all day. The... (more »)
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heartbreak
By , Lowell, MA
It was a friday night i’m standing in front of a big green trash can all i can see is darkness, all I can hear is cars. Thinking “why would i do this when i know he hates it? He is going to be so mad at me. Why did I have to lie to... (more »)
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