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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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Nature Piece
Today the sun is shining down and a light breeze is taking place. My new place is my grandparents backyard. Green grass is blooming every where as are the bright yellow dandelions. Excited for summer, tan lines and bonfires. Summer is my... (more »)
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Cancer
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"It's ok." I hear that a lot.  Yes knowing that you think its justified for someone to have cancer makes me feel 1000 times better. I guess I can't describe how it feels to find out your mum has cancer for the... (more »)
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Today Was the Day
Today was the day it actually happened. My mom passed away, we all knew it would happen we just didn’t know today was the day. Most of us were prepared like me but it just happened. It felt like a wall just hit me and I was stuck there in... (more »)
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Irrational Love
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There’s an old Chinese folktale about an invisible red thread that connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. I’ve questioned this story... (more »)
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A True Family Treasure
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It was just a house, but soon transformed into a popular restaurant, known for Friday night fish fries and classic burgers. Bountiful memories come to mind when entering the front doors. For example, seeing the golden retriever sitting at the... (more »)
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Waukesha Country Treasure
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Sunglasses sit gently on my face, my beach towel sprawls along the dock, and the alternative music sets the mood.  Boats cruise by, jet skiers zip past, and the sun radiates rays reflecting off the water--it’s a perfect day on... (more »)
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Treasure of Waukesha
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The party Lake, a fishing hotspot, and a  prime historical spot in the center of Waukesha County; Okauchee. In the 1930’s, Okauchee lake and other lakes around the area were the perfect spots for gangsters --Baby Face Nelson, Bugs... (more »)
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Treasure
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Nashotah Park Inside the quaint, quiet town of Nashotah lies fields full of treasures. And it’s not the type of treasure that brings you wealth, but instead, it’s the kind that fills your heart. The forest awakens with the echoing sounds... (more »)
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Waukesha County Treasure
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There are many treasures in Waukesha County, including the dozens of lakes, the parks and the astonishing people. My favorite treasure would definitely be Beaver Lake. Every Winter my dad, uncle, and I go to the most beautiful lake in Waukesha... (more »)
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Holy Hill
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This hill is like no other. It sits in Hartford, Wisconsin. And it was completed in 1931. It stands 1,350 feet above sea level. You can see it miles away, tucked in between the most beautiful trees you will ever see. It has a rich history, from... (more »)
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Treasure from Mother Nature
“One more step!” Brianna, my best friend, says as we ascend to the top. I instantly go to the side of the railing, gazing at the world below. Forty-five feet above the brown soil is a completely new perspective. We gaze at... (more »)
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Waukesha County Treasure
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I can’t think of another place in Waukesha County that can reliably and consistently cheer me up on a bad day or make a good day even better. The Golosi Gelato Cafe in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, is a true treasure. Opened in 2006 by the... (more »)
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Treasure
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The rich scent of coconut oil fills the air. The waves swallow the pier, leaving the dock covered in sticky, gooey green. Boats, jet skis, beautiful homes, the smokey smell of backyard barbeques and hot humid sun mean it’s summer on... (more »)
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An Odd Comfortableness With My Fear of Bugs and...
For as long as I can remember I have always had a fear of bugs. It was the way they walked, flew, and just looked that would send a trail of shivers down my spine. While I was okay with only a few insects, those being butterflies and worms, I... (more »)
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Rustic Road
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Adventure is thrill seeking, and exciting. Getting lost is a wondrous mystery, and finding your way back is like solving a crime. The rustic roads in Lisbon give me those exact feelings. Being out on country roads makes me feel free. The pure... (more »)
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