Feeling my way through drug dependence and grief.
Thinking about drinking.
While I sleep, there is still a “we.”
How I went from nice, hardworking author to compulsively self-Googling monster.
The first time I got drunk, all I could think about was ending up like my mother.
My sisters are at once a mystery and everything I need to know.
My father is going to drink himself to death, and I just have to live with it.
Sex, drugs, and being nice.
May’s theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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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!