Most Recent Memoirs

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Growing up in the generation of today's time, people are very soft hearted and don't like physical work. My dad has taught me how to work hard unlike some people. Ranching and working with cattle is something I truly admire. Whether it's... (more »)
Birds of Passage This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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after Maxine Hong Kingston My father became a man the day he followed the orange-crested swallow into the mountain. He caught birds back then, like all the boys his age who were too young to farm or enlist in the Red Army. The call would... (more »)
The Gift of Silence in a Loud World This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Who’d you put a plane on? Not the exper test? Most of my time is devoted to donut two and you blung grayed it! I have a total -- shush -- of 1500 hours of sleep.” This sounds like a horrible (and entertaining) subtitle... (more »)
My Battle with Mental Illness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Mesa, AZ
Everyone has lights and shadows in their lives. There was a time where my life was filled with cheerful memories where I enjoyed spending time with my family and never liked to be alone. Then, something changed all of this. A painful event that... (more »)
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The Pain Is Gone
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“It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table….” that is a quote that i can use to describe my relationship with my step dad. There are so many... (more »)
A Different Kind of Adventure
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I jumped into the chilly water,  freezing and full of excitement. I was full of adventure. Ever since we had set up camp the afternoon earlier, my sister and I had talked of swimming to the island that was not but a few yards of a swim... (more »)
My Dad Survived A Terrorist Attack
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A normal day, or so my dad thought. My father, a 28 year old man from Rocky River, Ohio had survived a terrorist attack. He had just started his work through our family business. It is a smaller steel fabricating business located in Cleveland,... (more »)
My Scariest Moment
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My scariest moment I have ever experienced is when I found out my brother passed away. I was at my friends house and we were hanging out because I wanted to relax since I knew my brother was going to be fine he usually always was, but My dad... (more »)
Something That Needed to be Let Out
By , warrenville, IL
I think it's hard to move on after someone leaves, after losing someone important to you. Especially when they take a part of you with them that you can't really truly ever get back. When I was 10 I lost my best friends, I mean yes we... (more »)
Don't Sugar Coat It
By , Sully, IA
When this moment in time comes to mind, I never quite know where to begin. Every aspect of it blends together and comes crashing down in massive waves of emotion. Even writing this almost two full years later, each and every feeling is still... (more »)
Sweet Bread and Paradoxes This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I like plans. I like order, and methodology, and logic. Following plans is another thing altogether; in fact, I am fully convinced that there is a gene for procrastination in my DNA. But I like plans. As much as I want to be that daring, brave... (more »)
Days Not To Forget
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It was a sunny day in June, and I was 9 years old. My friends and their moms were coming to my house. I saw that my mom was getting out ingredients out on the counter and I asked “what are you making today?” and my mom said “I... (more »)
My Suicidal Best Friend
By , Warren, MI
After I was told these 2 words, my whole world changed… Okay, it wasn’t that dramatic. But it was dramatic. I’m not being extra. Let’s call my friend Ditto because I don’t want to get sued. I always knew... (more »)
Treadmill
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Oh crap I’m bleeding! Is what I thought right after it happened… August 1st, my birthday was in two days and my friend was over we were all alone in my mom’s old house when we decided to mess with the exercise... (more »)
Garbage Games
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On my birthday this year (2017) I got $60 to spend on Steam games. I planned on buying only the games that I really wanted, but I ended up buying a few trash ones. Here's how it happened.... (more »)
Just Cut It Off
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June 23, 2006, the day before my sister Michelle’s birthday. My parents left my sister and I at our grandparents’ house. I could feel the floor pounding, as I sprung from one side of the hall to the next untill I reached my... (more »)
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