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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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Up, Up, Up
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My stomach turned as if it was weighted with restless butterflies as I walked inside. There was an array of smiles, fake ones maybe, aimed at me, and I tried to reciprocate. But it was a little hard. Fingers pointed to the right, to the aisle... (more »)
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Petals, Paper Cranes, and Pandemonium
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I’ve always found comfort in creating in the thick of chaos. In a city, within family, or back stage before a show, I feel most like myself when I am being creative in complete disarray. Perhaps chaos mirrors my thought... (more »)
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Humanity. The Start or the End
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Humanity: Noun; ¨1. all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind. 2. the quality or condition of being human; human nature. 3. the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.¨  The word humanity is always seen as... (more »)
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Time for Good Bye
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Me: “ David, come here I need to talk to you about something before you leave to dads.” David: “What is it, aren't you going to dad’s house with me?” Me: “No David, I’m going to tell dad that I don’t want to come over again or... (more »)
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Are They Necessary or Has The Second Amendment...
According to The Washington Post, on Christmas, Veronica Rutledge’s husband gave her a purse with a secret compartment in it for a concealed gun or weapon. The day after Christmas Veronica, her husband, and her two year old son drove up... (more »)
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A Fantasy
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I believe in dreams. Not necessarily the kind of involuntary, subconscious adventures we embark upon during sleep, but rather a conscious fabrication of our desires; a fantasy. The kind of fantasy where anything is possible and the only limits... (more »)
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Nathaniel Petersen: Building and Repairing...
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Nathaniel, a senior in high school, started a business for repairing computers. Nathaniel’s business consists of building and repairing computers. He can do something as simple as just installing software or something as complicated... (more »)
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Unrelatable This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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1-10 has never been never my scale. The unnerving pain that either felt like sharp needles digging deep into my stomach, millions of knots filling it, or sharp shooting pains that resembled what I believed it would feel like to be shot in the... (more »)
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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 »)
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Kidnapped This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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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U.R.I.M.O.N
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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