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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2017 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


Fiction


2:19 am By RoBlack, Franklin Lakes, NJ
The Birthday Gift By aeldr, Tampa, FL
Runaway Train By Kellymaurer, Sheffield, MA
The Sound of Silence By omilan, Randolph, NJ
2,300 Years Ago By Hannah A., reedley, CA
Kaori's Potion Shop By swedishmom, Vancouver, Columbia
The Man of Water and Fire By NateJones, Princeton, NJ
Trapped By michelle.piong, New York, NY
Twitter Feed By Kierstync, Lansdale, PA

Hot Topics


I Am a Jew in America By Anonymous, Natick, MA
Community ServiceHow to Become Your Best Self By ShanelleFernando, Sewickley, PA
Community ServiceMy Traveling Library By TravelingLibrary, Gustine, CA
Letters to the EditorAn Editor's Responsibility By PolinaKassir, Frederick, MD
Letters to the EditorGood-Bye, Teen Ink By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Letters to the EditorTeen Ink’s New Look By TheAnonymousPeanutButterProfile, Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceWhy I Hid My Lunch By wordcalamity, Potomac, MD

Nonfiction


MemoirA Lighthouse in Hurricane Harvery By ForeverLY, Sugar Land, TX
MemoirA World Of Color By Katelynn_M, Freeport, IL
MemoirBitter Fruit By olivia1.0, Harbor City, CA
MemoirCharlottesville By intermissi0n, Bangor, ME
MemoirDigging Myself Up By life_is_irrisistable, Mountain Top, PA
MemoirDon't Turn Away By lizmaria140, Lilburn, GA
MemoirMe and the Geography Bee By justsomewriter, Augusta, ME
MemoirOne Frame at a Time By Liam O., Pine Bluff, AR
MemoirStop, Drop, and Oh My God You Better Be Rolling By katherine345, Redding, CT
MemoirThe C-Word By ariannachen, Wayne, NJ
MemoirYour Locker, Now that You're Gone By Simply.Stardust, Oak Creek, WI
Personal ExperienceA Lighthouse in Hurricane Harvey By ForeverLY, Sugar Land, TX
Personal ExperienceA Summer Job By Anonymous, Ann Arbor, MI
Personal ExperienceBreaking Binary By Balletn, San Francisco, CA
Personal ExperienceDiary of a Shopgirl By anna.weir, Maplewood, MO
Personal ExperienceNumbers on a Scale By JennyNguyen12, Mesa, AZ
Personal ExperienceOrwell Was onto Something By samuelchang, DeWitt, IA
Personal ExperienceSaying Good-Bye to Ballet By itsangel, Toronto, Ontario
Personal ExperienceSmall Change By HanahNo, Tampa, FL
Personal ExperienceThe Day My School Was Bombed By Zaboushaar, bloomfield hills , MI
SportsConceit and Defeat By tythomas, Tempe, AZ
SportsRunning For Joy By chsongbird, Arlington, MA
Travel & CultureThe Vampires of Lawoti Falls By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Travel & CultureVancouver: Add it to Your Bucket List By jessicazhang43, San Francisco, CA

Opinion


Women Need a Seat at the Table By KayleighPadar11, Prospect Heights, IL
Less CGI, More OMG By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Social Media and the English Language By taylorcolony, Lexington, KY
What Not To Wear By morgancooley, Southborough, MA

Reviews


Book ReviewsLiberty’s First Crisis • Charles Slack By Brigid, White River Junction, VT
Book ReviewsOctober Sky • Homer Hickam By Kumatamo, San Ramon, CA
Book ReviewsThe Incredible Magic of Being • Kathryn Erskine By AmritaA, North Attleboro, MA
Movie ReviewsAlien By ChrisbCF, Cannon Falls, MN
Movie ReviewsRaise the Red Lantern By ElsyM, Conway, AR
Movie ReviewsThe Exorcist By JorgeGallegos, Leoti, KS
Music ReviewsDear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by Pasek & Paul By the-mormon-introvert, Alpine, UT
Music ReviewsHumbug by Arctic Monkeys By coconutshy, São Paulo, ZZ
Music ReviewsSorceress by Opeth By totallynotandrew, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Music ReviewsSquare Two by BLACKPINK By RileyWriting, Monticello, IL
Music ReviewsThe Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
TV show reviewsSense8 By KatherineKrane, San Diego, CA
Video game reviewsMiitopia on 3DS By sunminny, Tenafly, NJ
Video game reviewsResident Evil 7: Biohazard By Team_Underoos2k16, Hyattsville, MD

Art / Photo


"Losing My Marbles" By SamuelHoskins, Salem, OR
A Chapter's Tempest By alegnal, Mukilteo, WA
a Fallen Leaf By BriannaMichel, Foley, AL
Ambush By paololovecchio, boca raton, FL
America the Beautiful! By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
Amusement on the beach By Avelynn, Germantown, WI
Autumn By erinmlynch, Avon Lake, OH
Beach Dance By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Blur. By lizferguson, Lafayette, NY
Christina By silencereveals, London, ZZ
City Love By RebelHeart, Upperdeerfield, NJ
Cloudy Days By The Train By shaylyn.summer, Blasdell, NY
Cotton By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
dandelion girl By megthepoet, winnipeg, Manitoba
Domestic Waterfall By mreynolds4, Orlando, FL
Don't Be Koi By TheDefectiveOne, Lewisvile, TX
Dragon with in By Lovely.Land.Mermaid, Fort Wayne , IN
Dream By Sydghor, Valparaiso, IN
Elegant Beauty By PreposterouslyNonsensical, Menasha, WI
Faith and Fury By LemonRiver, Corvallis, MT
Fire on the Mountain By aknathan, Anchorage, AK
flood damage By Netta, Houston, TX
freedom By zoeisawhale, Canton, MI
Hidden Beauty By TheShakespeareSpeaker, Durham, NH
Horns By MikaylaVen, Orlando, FL
i love u By reach4mars, State College, PA
In for the Tackle By iammaplesyrup, Bandera, TX
In the Pacific Northwest By lyssamarie97, Centralia, WA
It's Relative By somepatriot, Tampa, FL
Love (Kind of) By amlbasketball1214, Bethel Park, PA
Monster in the Mirror By Kailey_H424, Portland, ME
My Downtown By SomethingImagined, Dexter, MI
Nostalgic#2 By RiyadKalamazad, Valley Stream, NY
PIGS. By davalos44, Sacramento, CA
Poppy By CynicalSalmon, GOODVIEW, VA
Ramina By EkaterinaKZ, Almaty, ZZ
recess By DanielleMariephotography, Myrtle Beach, SC
Red Rimmed, Sin By Moo-lisa, Baltimore, MD
Respire By lukexlepage, Lisbon, CT
Round and Round By sjs1998, Monaca, PA
Selp Fortrait By NickFlesch, Fort Wright, KY
Serenity By rhea16april, Dubai, ZZ
Silly Pup By Bacon., Republic, MO
Sonder By devjanipaul, Queens, NY
Splash Puddle By SABSAN, Katonah, NY
Spring Fashion By AndreaZ, Basking Ridge, NJ
Standing Before the Sun By MorganJ., Eagan, MN
stargirl By stepphanieee, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Sunset on Farm Life By Lindylu03, Anderson, SC
Sweet Happiness By stepphanieee, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
The (Fragile) Skin I'm In By Gabrielleamar, New York, NY
The Ozone Dies By speckofdust, San Jose, CA
The past is nothing but a Blurr By Shattered_solong, Oconomowoc, WI
The sky. By Lovelydecay, Brooklyn Park, MN
Tie Dye Life By reach4mars, State College, PA
Turnt By tucka_snaps, Merrimac, MA
Two men carrying sacks By nhatanhfineArt17, Ha Noi, ZZ
Universe By SparklyTrash, Emerald Isle, NC
Women Together By Lilyw2015, Lantana, TX
You Could Wear My Hat, Just Twist It To The Back By sammartin, Shingle Springs, CA

Poetry


Heartplace: New York By chsongbird, Arlington, MA
How to Properly Eat Ice Cream in 17 Steps By NotaRobot, Orange, NJ
Meander By Xx.nephthys, Copperhill, TN
Starting From Scratch By Anonymous, Eugene, OR
The Corpse By Gvall, COVINGTON, LA
A Bad Listener By seserobo, Atascadero, CA
A Fresh Breath By ScienceSpirit, Newtown, PA
A Harvest Moon By emilymm, Exeter, NH
Autumn With My Brothers By kbward99, Mount Laurel, NJ
cat and heart By chessi.maria, Brooksville, ME
Cold Tea By elinorgoehring, Clancy, MT
Colorful Dread By Catlove_SM, Calgary, Alberta
Dear D. By ItsTimeToBegin, Lexington, MA
Dear Freshmen By maxjackson28, Battle Creek , MI
Effeuiller la Marguerite By samvas3606, Mt. Pleasant, SC
exquisite By miaH.505, Albuquerque, NM
Filters in the Street By ZekeP, Georgetown, SC
Hey, Lady Liberty By lianija07, Woodhaven, NY
How to Love Like Lenny By NateJones, Princeton, NJ
Ibuprofen By PresCocoRain, Montgomery, AL
In The Beginning By ClaudineU, Muscat, ZZ
Jazzmaster By AllenAvanesian, Montrose, CA
My Sign: Cancer By mayahanson, Fenton, MO
No Motivation By the.undying.girl, Palmetto Bay, FL
Noses to the Ground By LibraryGerbil, New York, NY
Pastoral Poem By SkyDeer, Mebane, NC
Plum Sky, Driving Back from Upstate New York By Gabybroome, new york, NY
Questions By booksandrain, Seattle, WA
Supernova By wordcalamity, Potomac, MD
The Dissection By BrianJwa, Wellesley, MA
What They Left Behind By mem228, Attleboro, MA
Witch's Hour By TheoRide, Burnsville, MN
Words By Madison Claire V., Seymour, TX
Young Blood By Mairi317, Nashville, TN
Haiku By Veerangana, New Delhi , ZZ
Misplaced Luck By BlondePoet, Columbia Heights, MN
October By NimWallace, North Smithfield, RI
Report Cards By j1448, North Andover, MA
Season of Change By nonniekomon, Mendon, MA
The Alchemy of Autumn By hannahfradkin, Missoula, MT
Divorce: A Sonnet By ktbruce, Naperville, IL
Shadows By legitannah, Akron, OH

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