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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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Science Behind Jello
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Today, I was at a party. We were being served a marvelous Jell-O dessert. We all swarmed around the server, eager to get our hands around one of those scrumptious looking cups. I turned back, elated that I got one that did not look deformed from... (more »)
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Blindfolds Are Invisible
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Removing blindfolds can be a tricky business if you know how to do it the right way.  Blindfolds are invisible, making them hard to find on people.  One of the worst things about blindfolds is the fact that you don’t know you... (more »)
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Customs to Keep
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Around the holiday season is when my family starts to do many of our very special family traditions. My family has always made homemade pasta around the holidays. It takes a full day's work, but we always do it. The result is (almost!) always... (more »)
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Vignette: The Biting Rabbit and the Cinderella...
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What a very convenient topic for a vignette: getting bitten by a rabbit on the first day of school. I was a pig-tailed girl in a blue Cinderella costume (bad idea). When I first glimpsed the classroom, a dimly-lit square room with a worn... (more »)
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Hard Work
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It was my 4th grade year. I still remember the chilling artificial breeze that you recognize in a classroom. Those luminous fluorescent lights that made your head throb when they were flipped on. Of course, there was also that child-like wonder... (more »)
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To Be at Home This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Whenever I feel dissatisfied with life, I comfort myself with the same antidote – a thought. I just want to be at home with you. By at home, I mean the ability to feel unconditionally comfortable with someone, both emotionally and... (more »)
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The Pain of Sitting Out This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“Go girl, you can do it!” I muster a cheer as my friend steps onto the competition floor. I watch as she gets into her starting position. Fit. Athletic. Beautiful. The music starts, she launches into her routine, and suddenly, I... (more »)
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Afros This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I didn't choose to go natural to start a revolution. I did it because I hated the way my relaxed hair looked and I hated my whole relaxed hair journey. I mean, my relaxed hair stopped growing when I was like eight so I gave mum the news... (more »)
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It Is the Disorientation by Love
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They said " the brightest things shine the brightest in the darkness, only." The vibrant colors that one only sees in the dark, is what your life is worth living for. This is when the rainbow of your dull life overcomes the Earthly life. It is... (more »)
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It was the summer of my 16th year when I lost all faith in humanity. No single event is responsible for this tragedy, but instead it was the constant deterioration of the shield that protected my soft heart. This was the year when my innocence... (more »)
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Am I There Yet?
By , Colton, CA
We hear it all the time, “nothing seems wrong, why are you so sad?” That can get annoying to hear- especially for some people- I can speak from experience. Whether it be adults or friends or relatives who asked, those few words can have a... (more »)
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What Is Your Sentence?
By , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
What sentence in this entire universe best describes me?   "She is a small girl, with an infinite mind."   One simple three worded question that dawned on me when I became mature enough to think critically... (more »)
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Nothing Is What It Seems
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I have had an experience over the past few weeks that I feel the need to document. Some of this need may be caused by my pride, but mostly this is because the experience is truly amazing and unexpected. In the life of a typical high school... (more »)
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My First Love
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When I was little, I didnt know much about love. I saw it. I felt it. It felt a lot like sadness.  As I grew up, I became more confused. I thought love was simply having someone. Never being alone, I always needed the comfort of another... (more »)
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34 Years from Now
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In just 34 years I will be 50, when you think about it its shocking, I thought I would be 50 in 50 years not in around 30 years. Although I never know whats even going to happen 5 years from now, its almost impossible to predict what I... (more »)
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