Moving up, up, up.
Moving house, confronting bullies, and crushes that return.
Sometimes, being vulnerable can lead to good things.
A tale of a post-collegiate existential crisis.
Negotiating the need for affirmation.
College life begins to take material shape.
Being with you is heavenly.
Advice on taking your emotions and your work seriously.
Enrolling in college after dropping out, and unruly crushes.
On maybe needing “2 Phones.” And the parts of prom that hurt.
July’s theme is ORIGIN STORY. 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!