At the end of innocence.
“We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
Summer boredom and empty piggy banks.
Seeking what makes the mundane bearable.
“I can do it. I can move forward.”
Sources of comfort include: memories, new friends, tarot, Game of Thrones, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tweets.
Learning to DJ, Pride parades, and water parks.
“This is not the idyllic summer of my early high school dreams.”
Summer ennui and gun violence.
Comedy, Cherry Bomb, and future happiness.
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!