What we’ve lost.
Growing up with multiple caregivers.
Surgery, and the death of a beloved pet.
Losing a grandparent.
Opting out of the school-stress Olympics.
A goodbye from Marah.
Even when you know someone you love is dying, there is no way to prepare for it at all.
Just being in a good friend’s presence can help clear foggy dreariness.
A Twitter friend passes away.
At the end of innocence.
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!