Fresh starts and false ones.
Changing therapists and trying to escape.
“The pain hit me suddenly and sharply. I doubled over.”
An acid attack at 13 meant learning to live with scars.
Sometimes life is all sour and no sweet.
Lots of change, and it’s slightly disconcerting.
It’s a new school year, but we’re still getting over summer.
Counting down the days.
Happiness is hard to find.
Bodies in pain.
May’s theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!