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I Want To Be That Girl

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 1:02 PM

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She's gorgeous. Look at that tan. I wish I had her hair. I bet she has her pick of boyfriends. Everyone wants to be with her. It must be so cool to be popular. I want her closet. She partied in Ibiza? She probably has really...

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Teenage Reading as Therapy

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 12:56 PM

Most people see reading as a solitary activity, but the way I see it, when you read, you are suddenly surrounded by people. These people cross the boundaries of geographical location and time as you embark on a journey with them.

When you read, you are listening to multiple points...

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Living in Two Worlds

(12) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 12:17 PM


It's Friday. A girl comes home from school to her mother who greets her at the door. She dumps her backpack on her bedroom floor and her books spill out. The girl sees that she got a text from her friend, and she hastily texts back before getting...

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Loneliness in the Age of Social Networking

(3) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 10:44 AM

A few days ago, I was watching a movie on my couch with a friend. It was a movie that we both had wanted to watch for the longest time, and the movie actually lived up to my expectations. It was one of those movies that ended depressingly with the...

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Numbness & Confusion

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 4:16 PM

What would you do if you realized that you couldn't feel -- if you realize one day that you've gone completely numb? Try as you might, you can't feel happy or sad, excited or anxious. What would you do if you couldn't find it in yourself to laugh or even...

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The Lonely Epidemic

(3) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 9:10 AM

The teenage years are supposedly one of the times in your life where you have the highest highs and the lowest lows. Of course I can't really attest to this yet, as still being a teenager, I truthfully can't begin to imagine what being an adult will be like, so...

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Why I Write

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 9:10 AM

"Why do you write?" I've been asked this question more times than I can remember. Sometimes they're a bit more creative and ask me, "What led you to express yourself through the written word?" But each time I find myself pausing to wonder exactly how I should begin answering this...

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