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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 »)
Three Girls, Two Boys, and A Beaten Down Cadillac
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The first official day of summer vacation would be spent rearranging boxes at my mom’s job, where I occasionally help out. As we entered the oddly orange colored doors of the small retail shop, her phone rang. Of course, she answered it.... (more »)
The Little Line
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Paw-paw had a fascination with graveyards. He was a retired social studies teacher and loved an autumn afternoon full of strolling through the rows of graves, deciphering the information present on every stone, and searching for the long gone... (more »)
Guidance of the Past
By , Wilmington, DE
When you fall you usually have two choices; give up because you are hurt or get up and brush off that pain and keep moving forward. As an adolescent I experienced many things that hurt me in the past but aided me to become the person I am now.... (more »)
In Search Of Beautiful
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Who defines beauty? Who is to say what exactly beauty is? Beauty can be described as many things. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but who’s going to tell that young girl who cries over her appearance hiding her flaws under... (more »)
The last one
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It all started when I was 10 years old. My mom's mom (my grandmother) was sick. She had high blood pressure (BP). She also had a goiter which did not help her case. I though she was going to go first. She had been having problems for a... (more »)
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 »)
Kidnapped This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , kent, WA
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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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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
Have you ever been in a car accident? It is a moment of one hundred percent pure terror. It all happened so fast that I did not know what was happening. Smoke hit my face like a cannon. My entire body felt numb. I started to fade away. I was... (more »)
Up in Smoke This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I hear screams. Terror and shock – bold, intense emotions throw themselves at me. It’s two in the morning, and we’re all running and fighting the smoke. Fighting for our lives. The smoke is so thick that I can’t see more than three... (more »)
Blessings and Amends This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
It was the November of second grade, and strep throat had been spreading like the plague through my class. Two girls and I were absent toward the end of the outbreak, experiencing scarlet-striped throats and aching bones. We missed an entire week... (more »)
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