Adulthood was never meant to be simple for me.
Collages about growing up.
A goodbye from Marah.
Flip through pages of Lynda Barry’s new comics collection.
An accident leads to a trip to the hospital.
The dreams we keep in sealed boxes are both alive and dead until we peek inside.
When friends won’t accept who you’re becoming.
I couldn’t picture life without her—she’d been there from the start.
I want to have fun and feel like a young flower forever.
Poetry written by Rookie readers.
October’s theme is HUMAN NATURE. 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!