A short story about saying no to the Prom Industrial Complex.
The challenge was to avoid feelings I was too afraid to face.
I wanted to be someone’s first choice.
When the person you’re with has a “big personality,” where does that leave you?
“My songs of captivity are always the prettiest.”
I’m a dating rookie, but a veteran witness of others’ relationships.
Gilmore Girls showed me that the band doesn’t have to fall apart just ’cause you tell your crush how you feel.
The first, most important step is taking care of yourself.
Do you have to have sex? And WHAT is a dental dam?
Trying out that whole not-a-care-in-the-world thing.
June’s theme is ADVENTURE.
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!