Category Archives: Young Adult Literature

Small

Copyright © 2013 The Wrought Writer She wrapped herself in the crooks of looks and nooks of books, cloaked her face with hair misplaced, hid her smile, for a while, in the cover of much denial. She grew small it … Continue reading

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Lucky Thirteen

Gusts whipped through my hair, sun scorched my darkening skin and my lips caught as I attempted to close them over my wind-dried metal grin.  Houses dripped by like a painter’s palette caught in the rain as I whirred down … Continue reading

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Over and Under

The air is crisp and a breeze pushes through my hair as I pull the light fabric of my jacket closer to my body.  Squinting out over the soft-rippling sheath of water I watch as sun glints off the mast … Continue reading

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That Boy

“Hey”, he sneers out the side of his mouth. “Hey!” a little harsher, a little breathier. I wait for it, the blush.  The agonizing flush I can never stop. I stare straight ahead, eyes on the board, palms and pits … Continue reading

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Forgotten

“Hey,” he crawls slowly up the bleachers towards me, “I can’t believe I get those legs all to myself.”  His teeth gleam against his summer tan and I melt like a forgotten Popsicle. “Hey yourself,” I smile, head down. Nearing … Continue reading

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