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  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    Duh-duda-dah! The sound of the trumpet rang through the entire street, announcing the start of a street parade. I rushed out of my apartment building with my grandma close on my heels. I could see the performers coming our way. Ladies in bright silk dresses were dancing to the cheerful music while m...
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    Thank you. Since I have become a member of the TeenInk.com community, all I have thought about is when a piece of mine might be published and what I should write next. Never did I stop to think that people like you are sitting on the other side of the submit button, sorting through all these...
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    Adam Jennings was out of breath. He panted and panted. The stitch in his side stubbornly refused to fade. He rested against a gnarly oak tree, one of the many that inhabited this forest. They would soon catch up to him. Big Rudy and his gang of the toughest seniors in Layton would not spare him thi...
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    After summer vacation begins, the Penderwick sisters separate as Rosalind, the eldest, heads off to New Jersey and the remaining three sisters, Skye, Jane, and Batty, depart for a memorable stay at Point Mouette in Maine with their Aunt Claire and therefore, the title of the book is The Penderwicks ...
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    At the start of the novel Speak, Melinda Sordino begins her freshman year in Merryweather High School in Syracuse, New York as an outcast, having lost all her middle school friends and being hated by the entire school. Breaking out of an end-of-summer party by calling the cops is a major violation i...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    (9:00 p.m.-9:05 p.m.)-Wake up and make your coffin (9:05 p.m.-9:15 p.m.)-Brush and whiten fangs (9:20 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)-Breakfast (“Jelly” Doughnut) (9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)-Date w/ Bella at Bloodbucks Café (10:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.)-Water Skiing On Lake Eerie (11:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m.)- Make Appoin...
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    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss’ words of wisdom ring in my ears tonight as we bid farewell to a joyous phase of our lives and embrace a new chapter. Welcome, ladies and gentleman, to our eighth grade graduation. The remaining days of school ...
  • Nonfiction > Travel & Culture
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    Chirp! Caw! Chirp! Squawk! The noises of a variety of exotic birds greeted us as we stepped onto the balcony. The sudden sunlight was blinding, but the cool breeze was refreshing after hours in the sweltering house. Veena closed the door that led to the steep staircase from which we had just emerged...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    Goodman, Schwerner, Chaney, few of the countless. As targets of prejudice and unjustified hatred, Their deaths were wicked and soundless. Such murders showed pity had simply faded. As targets of prejudice and unjustified hatred, Civil workers were captured and slain by Klan members. Such mur...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I have acquired The dangerous desire To possess The gold crown. And yet you cringe Before the simple act Of murder Like a coward. Forgive me, But I question your chivalry, So sadly compassionate And so piteously ethical....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Should I listen to her? My dear wife urges me to commit the deed. She desires the death of Duncan. Yet, will my humanity allow me to do so? Should I listen to her? The death, of course, will benefit me. The crown shall rest upon my head. Will the price for that luxury be too much?...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Dear Demetrius, Why did you abandon poor Helena? She had pledged her vows of love to you but you suddenly dismissed them. Worse, you sought after her close friend, Hermia. Oh, how that must have torn that fair maiden’s fragile heart. She, yet, faithfully followed you, ...
  • Reviews > All Reviews
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    Two of the most popular books people of all ages have fallen in love with are Divergent by Veronica Roth and the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I myself find both novels to be riveting. After reading the stories, I realize that the books have a series of similarities and differences that allow the...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Frog liver and beetle slime, Eye of dragon and lionfish spine, Kidney of llama and scale of lizard, Pickled slug and blood of wizard, Hair of witch and venom of snake, Filthy rat spleen and zombie brain cake, Together you must roil and roast, To create the most buttery toast...
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    Popularity, a simple word, creates many tremors, tears, and tragedies at Soundview High. Among the queen bees and unpopular teens at this high school lurks a bitter plot for revenge. Wish You Were Dead is a novel that revolves around a plot in which three popular teenagers go missing and the search ...
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    Adjusting to a new state, a new school, and a new climate can be difficult. It can be extremely difficult if you wear bulky, bug-eyed glasses and are certified as legally blind. Tangerine depicts a story of how a young boy adjusts to a new environment and discerns the truth about his family. Edward ...
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    Separated from loved ones, required to serve under a cruel leader, and forced to change their way of life are just few of the miseries people had to endure during the Holocaust. Joan M. Wolf’s story focuses on the true event of the destruction of the Czech town, Lidice, and on the Germanization of...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Nestled in a hedge, Was a perfect, pink rose. Beauty was her servant. And flattery was her accomplice. She stretched out her shiny petals And gave the sun a bright smile. She gossiped to nearby blossoms About a handsome sunflower. Raindrops were lucky To give her a light kiss. And the...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    If you were the silken sand And I were a frothy tidal wave, I would wrap you in a salty embrace And take our love to the grave. If I were a golden candle And you were a match, You will ignite a passion in me And my heart I’d let you snatch....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am water, Sneaking through the little Nooks and crannies I am water, Cool, calming, gentle, And always innocent I am water I socialize with everything Be it the mountains or the valleys I am water, My anger creates turmoil And it must be quelled I am water I give myself to oth...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    It lays there Gently resting on my palm The cookie glistens With a trace of an evil grin It waits patiently Unaware of the calamity It is causing inside me But only enjoying the attention It sits quite innocently As if it is just a sweet treat But no, it holds something more sinister...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Purple A rich, resplendent hue The taste of a ripe plum And the color of July Purple A thick, vibrant shade The color of the juice stain On your math homework Purple Warm and filling Conceals many mysteries The color of magic Purple Fills the sun’s rise and fall Creates a deep,...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Dearest, My heart is suffused with the sweet sorrow caused by your denial of my clearly misunderstood love. Hell's angels have noticed my love, but they have prevented the same passion from blossoming inside you. My silent screams of request for your affection are cast aside by your ear-spli...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Ahhh dreams… Escape reality Abandon your surroundings Let your imagination guide you Enter a world run at your command See a whole new perspective Be amazed and stand in awe Take chances in your dreams, such as… Hang out with Voldemort Fight an evil marshmallow Swim in chicken noodl...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Smoldering wisps of deadly light, It surrounds and encloses you. Scorching and sizzling With a glance at it, your eyes are ablaze. It creeps stealthily towards its target. Anxious and desperate to swallow you. Before you’re embraced by the lethal substance, You begin to tingle and sting. Y...

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