Sources of comfort include: memories, new friends, tarot, Game of Thrones, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tweets.
Enrolling in college after dropping out, and unruly crushes.
I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
Trying out that whole not-a-care-in-the-world thing.
Not sure of anything besides what we crave.
Days from not so great to the absolute worst.
Feeling like something is missing.
Lots of change, and it’s slightly disconcerting.
High school isn’t the only way to get an education.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!