Growing-up stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Fantasy

August 12, 2018

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A child and lost dreams Read More
painful lessons, are exercise for the soul Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 14, 2018

Reads: 20

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

the honest mind of a day-dreamy highschooler Read More
Growing up and questioning how the world is and even your faith at times. Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 09, 2018

Reads: 24

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

the symbolism of childhood morphing into adulthood. Read More
This story is about a young man, likely in his early twenties, who is revisiting a past of excess and struggle through the places he grew up. In writing this, I hope to develop a character of complexity and sensitivity, who is searching for sources of meaning… Read More
To say that 2014 was the best year of my life would be unfair to years 1998 through to 2013, and all the years that followed. But it was certainly the most memorable. The tragedy of 2014 is that we were all so young, and youth is only enjoyed… Read More

Reads: 53

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

We definitely saw something, and I assumed it was Bigfoot. Read More

Reads: 81

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The Two Rivers House

When you are growing up, you believe stories told you, but don't really know why, but then as you get older realize some of these stories may sometimes be true, like this Indiana folkloric story of the Blue Hole. Read More
I heard the phrase "because it's my first life" from a TV show and it really stuck with me. My life at the moment is confusing and I'm clumsily trying to figure things out as well as justify my decisions to those around me. It can be stressful but… Read More

Poem / Young Adult

December 14, 2017

Reads: 15

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Don't become a copy. Read More
There had been tension in the house over these pickles, and of what would happen if the experiment went horribly wrong. My mother stomped from the kitchen and stormed upstairs and slammed the door. All other lights in the basement were off except for the kitchen’s, and the kids… Read More

Reads: 96

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Contemplating age and physical beauty Read More

Book / Young Adult

November 09, 2017

Reads: 95

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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I have told many people my story and many times been told to write it. so here goes nothing im going to listen to someone and im going to write my whole story. It starts with qute the life between foster care, drugs, crime, death and then the ending… Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 16, 2017

Reads: 49

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Book / Other

July 20, 2017

Reads: 67

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Gabriella is a 13 year old girl that faces many challenges throughout her childhood. Her mom passed when her two four year old brothers were born. With her dad's new fiancee, Maria, always bossing her around, and a bunch of kids picking on her, can Gabriella's life get anymore complicated? Read More

Reads: 521

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

The Ziegler Reads House

A girl on the eve of her eighth grade graduation recalls all of her memories of growing up with her best friend. Read More

Reads: 94

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Reads: 191

Comments: 9

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

How hard it is to let you go-- How beautiful the journey. Read More

Reads: 119

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

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This poem is part of my poem book "Party For One", and I must admit is one of my favorite ones. After my grandmother died almost four years ago, I got a notebook from an aunt, as she knew I loved to write. The quote in the cover said "Write… Read More

Essay / Non-Fiction

June 06, 2017

Reads: 179

Shelves: 1

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who and what we are, as teens or even as people Read More

Poem / Humor

June 03, 2017

Reads: 84

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

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This story is based on the life of a person found busking outside the pavement of Chinatown's New Bridge Road, close to People's Park Centre, Singapore. Whilst the main sequence of events of the life of this person Steve was true, there were parts of the story where distortions were… Read More
A true short story I wrote in high school for an advanced writing class. All names have been changed. Only reveal I can legally give is that Emma is me. ***UPDATE: I decided to write the long overdue sequel to this (my downward spiral due to the emotional damages from… Read More

Reads: 184

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

They say the best way to become a good writer is to be a good reader, but it's not always an easy road for your parents and teachers. Read More

Reads: 374

Comments: 1

Shelves: 4

The Booksie Classic House

This is based on a true story. It was part of a bigger portfolio titled, The Solo Fight. Please leave any comments or suggestions. Read More

Reads: 81

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

I wrote this when I was fourteen, so it only goes up until age thirteen. Maybe one day I'll add more for later years. this poem is about how people change as they grow up. Read More
This is one of my earliest pieces, written in 2013. The main character is an anthropomorphic tree during one seasonal year, and explores the lines between independence and loneliness, wisdom and naivety, childhood and maturity. Read More

Reads: 68

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Growing older never meant getting wiser. Read More
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