“It’s hard to leave my daydreams.”
Strange dreams and speaking up.
“I don’t know what’ll happen but it doesn’t bother me.”
Budding friendships and nostalgia.
New cities and new beginnings.
“Times are hard for dreamers.”
“I felt a little muddled in my identity.”
Job searching and transitions.
Heartbreak and embracing the future.
“You have to dust the haters off of you.”
August’s theme is DESIRE. 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!