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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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Under the Surface This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Stamford, NY
She goes to school every day, does her work, stays involved. She's always smiling, cheering people up, and sharing her spirit. She's always helping others, there to depend on, and never says no. She's the perfect, well-rounded, successful,... (more »)
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Under the Surface This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Stamford, NY
She goes to school every day, does her work, stays involved. She's always smiling, cheering people up, and sharing her spirit. She's always helping others, there to depend on, and never says no. She's the perfect, well-rounded, successful,... (more »)
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OM's and Synthetic Gongs
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The exercise I chose to participate in was yoga. Yoga is a not a form of rigorous or taxing physical exercise used to shape ones physique into an aesthetically appealing specimen; it is a meditative, relaxing session of stretches, poses, and... (more »)
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Monster
By , Cartersville, GA
Everything is fine i say. I turn to the mirror seeing the tears rushing down my face as i come to reality that in fact everything is not fine. Everything is actually crashing down. Nothing is going right. Everything in the world has turned... (more »)
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Alcohol and the Third Face of Power
By , Chelsea, MA
I was going to write a paper on Chris Rock’s “Good Hair,” and how it reflects the Third Face of Power like you asked, and I did so that I still get a grade. Its attached behind whatever this turns out to be. You can skip this... (more »)
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Purple Pants on Main Street This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I put on purple pants today. This morning, around 5:40 am, I put on my purple pants that have a material similar to silk. They swish,  quite literally. My other two pairs of jeans, which I faithfully switch between every day, were dirty.... (more »)
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The Things I Carry
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Dear Bystander, As my feet pounded on the winding path and the wind pushed me forward, I rounded the first turn of the course. I was lost in the sea of the crowd as everyone bolted forward. I launched myself up the first hill and carefully... (more »)
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The Red finger
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One summer day, when I was six, I was having a bad day. I had a doctor’s appointment, my worst fear, needles and all. Shot after shot and after nearly an hour of pleading, crying and me running from the scary, needle wielding crazy maniac... (more »)
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The Panic Button
Dear reader,   Usually you have to kick in a window or something to get a car alarm to go off. You have to run your bike into it or slash the tires. A quiet street full of empty cars shouldn’t erupt in panic when a gust of... (more »)
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A Letter About Letters This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Dear Mom and Dad, When Shelby was 7, she had her first tumor removed. When Hilary was 4, she fell through the bleachers. When Caroline was 11, she got on the wrong bus. Through out the years, they’ve given me little notes that I’ve saved.... (more »)
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A Ring's Memories
Dear those that care to listen, I see it everyday. I wake up and its beauty shines in my face. I cannot stop looking at it. The different shade of reds, browns, and greens capture my attention. I aspire to be just like it someday. I want its... (more »)
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Silent Screams
There was a story in his eyes. A story that contained loneliness, sadness, and helplessness. His eyes would usually be covered up by his long brown shaggy hair and his Led Zeppelin zip up. However, for the times he would let me in: my own eyes... (more »)
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The Hurt
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10/28/13 the date that haunts you the most. You don’t know what to do or what to think when the four words that you never wanted to hear are told to you. You’re scared and you can’t even move because you don’t have any... (more »)
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First Love
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“You know you’re in love when you finally can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams”- Dr. Seuss. I, Pure Perfect, was the one who would be known for a class clown at times or the one who would isolate herself when... (more »)
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This World Isn't Perfect
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 All I ever heard was people basically saying to change, but I really couldn't.  I was unique and different One day, someone came up to me and asked me what my problem was.  They asked me if it was depression or if I was just a goth type... (more »)
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