What is so hard about texting back?
Hyper-aware of violence all around.
When friends won’t accept who you’re becoming.
Returns to prayer, optimism, and free time.
Tooth-related dreams and injuries, and practicing optimism.
It’s time to recharge.
Gratitude for long-distance friendship, a new girlfriend, and the work of Carrie Mae Weems.
Banned from a parent’s house, and fighting for refuge in Europe.
At the end of innocence.
“We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
August’s theme is FILL IN THE BLANK.
Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
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!