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The Campfire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Four young men
huddle around the
fire pit, each of
themproclaims that
he has a better
way to make the
fire grow.

The onein camouflage
thinks that throwing green
limbs on it will help.

Theone in the white
hat thinks that spraying
bug repellent on itwill
help.

The one in the ski jacket
thinks that putting lots
ofbig pieces of wood on
it will help.

The one in flannel thinks
thatputting handfuls of
dirt and pine needles on
it will help.

They yellprofanities and
make fun of each other
as they each attempt to
provethat he is better
than the others.

The girls sit in the
background,covered
in blankets, and say
to each other,
"StupidBoys"



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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