Stories tagged teens

LIGHT FINGERS

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Like gymnastics, shoplifting is a discipline of youth.

Red Smells Like...

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After 35 years, red still smells like the day of my abortion.I awoke early, my movements hushed to prevent being discovered by the dorm matron and my fellow students. It was cold that Christmas eve for Delhi, but no one would miss me in the excitement of the last day before…

Miami Beach

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He thought about what his grandmother would say, if you are too smart too soon you won’t grow you’ll stay short and your head will get bigger and bigger.

Blue Glass Star

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“You see?” her mother broke the silence. “That top looks great on you. Such a gorgeous colour.” “It makes me look fat.” “But you are fat. The colour takes attention away from that.”

Cornfield

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This is not a story you expect to end at Cape Horn.

Sleeping in the Dark

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lovers aren't supposed to care about mess