Top Voted Personal Experience Articles

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The Skirt This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I will be the first to say that I am not materialistic. My friends label me as a goody-goody; my parents say I am conservative and modest when it comes to clothes. I don’t wear bikinis, and none of my skirts or shorts end above my knees. That is... (more »)
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Home Alone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sky was pitch black, the house was creaking, and I still had four hours until my parents got home. Locked in my parents’ room, I turned on the TV full blast so I wouldn’t hear the creaking house. I barely heard the phone ring. I picked... (more »)
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The Pact This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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We sat around a wobbly, cast-iron table outside Starbucks around 9:30 one night the summer that I was 14. Emma, Karen, Cathy, and I had just been to a movie we had since decided was a waste of $4.50 and two hours of our lives. Cathy was... (more »)
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A Tough Lesson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It was the end of my junior year, the weekend before prom. I was riding around that night with some friends, and a bottle got passed around the car. Everyone was taking swigs. Then the bottle got to me. With it in my hand I thought, What will I... (more »)
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The Holes in My Heart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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As a child in Cambodia, life was difficult. It went from bad to worse when my mother got sick. As usual, my father left us and went someplace else. I hardly ever saw him. I loved my ­father and maybe I still do. He wasn’t a nice man, though. He... (more »)
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Learning to Be a Lady This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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      The first time I dressed up as a woman was Halloween. Innocent enough, I suppose - costumes and whatnot. Some people dressed as ogres, the traditional witch, and, as always, multiple poorly imitated Frankensteins. I... (more »)
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Roller Coaster Ride This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     We are lectured about peer pressure in mandatory health education class. We are told never to give in to it. “Just because everyone else is doing something does not make it a good idea,” they say. Yes, I... (more »)
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The Notebook This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Football, red meat, power tools. Football, red meat, power tools. These three things played over and over in my head. Three manly things that kept me from thinking about … “WE DID NOT WATCH ‘THE NOTEBOOK’!” You could hear Key from... (more »)
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Black
By , Tool, TX
Everything she wore was black. Her jacket, her clothes, her heart. She’s used to push away every emotion while at school, but once she was home, she lets it all out. She screamed and cried until her throat closes and lets out gasps of air.... (more »)
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The Horrible Food
By , Wilimington, CA
On a fine Sunday morning, my exhausted body was woken up by the smell of eggs and bacon being cooked by my mom. I got out of my bed and began walking towards the kitchen. Once I came in, my mom asked me, “Are you hungry? Do you want me to... (more »)
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The Friends
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The windows of the Scion rolled slowly down until they were out of view, letting the warm August air blow through the car. Through the now-open window, Becky looks up at the stars. They are barely visible with the light pollution from the city,... (more »)
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The Friends
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The windows of the Scion rolled slowly down until they were out of view, letting the warm August air blow through the car. Through the now-open window, Becky looks up at the stars. They are barely visible with the light pollution from the city,... (more »)
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One Day Before the Assembly
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It was near about 7:45 am and I have just ended a war through entering into the gate after much hardship.Then I just heard the bell was ringing.Suddenly I heard my name was being announced on the mike such that,"Class XI-Science F, SAIDUL... (more »)
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I think I still miss you, but I’m not sure anymore. You betrayed me and lost all my trust but somehow, I still want you in my life. I don’t understand why your existence still lingers within me even after everything you put me through. Every... (more »)
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Silent Cry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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      Touching or kissing you against your will, covering up your screams, and forcing you to perform sexual acts are all precursors to rape. Rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a person without his or her... (more »)
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The Dirt Bike This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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     This is the story of a time I went to my dad for help because he seemed to be the only person who believed in me.My friend Brett had just gotten a dirt bike and a lot of other kids in my neighborhood knew how to ride.... (more »)
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