The end of an argument, and longing for human contact.
A dose of excitement to balance out the stress.
Welp! Everything’s coming unstuck.
My parents accept my queerness, but they don’t really want to talk about it.
Taking a li’l time to reflect.
I was caught between two people who couldn’t stand each other.
My family’s beliefs are the unbridgeable distance between us.
Spoiler alert: They’ll still love you after.
You’re not in a fight. You’re talking to someone about something you care about!
I actually did retain something I read in high school!
Hello! December’s theme is POTENTIAL.
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!