“I was so excited to be a teenager.”
Liking people is confusing, Mitski, and Chewing Gum.
Beyond love and hate.
Feeling on the outside of life.
The kindness of strangers, skipping school, and personality goals.
Giving a real apology.
A friend moves away, and a difficult choice between two great options.
Putting age in perspective.
Assessing a crush and remembering to relax.
Patrick Swayze’s smooth moves and other fragments of last week.
April’s theme is LUST FOR LIFE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!