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The day Mom and I
bought flat-bottom
taco shells so all the
filling wouldn't spill
out, Colby Kirkland
told us that tomatoes
were fruit instead
of vegetables. Yeah,
right. We called him
a liar. We knew fruit
was sweet and good
and you didn't put
it in salad or on
burgers or anything
like that. Nobody
took Colby Kirkland
seriously, anyway.
He was always
saying how much
he traveled the world
and China and Italy
and crap, and his name
meant the stinky cheese
Grandpa Davis always
ate with a can of cold
beer in front of the
TV. When Mom and I
watched horror movies
in the den later and ate
our tacos, I asked her if
tomatoes were fruit, and
she said they were. I
sulked and ate my taco
without any stupid fruit.

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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PaigeLouisaTaylor said...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:06 am
I second what sunnyhunny said.
 
sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm
This is really cute.  It made me smile :)
 
ThisLitIsBananas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Thanks! :)
 
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