Things that only friends can know.
Growing up with multiple caregivers.
An accident leads to a trip to the hospital.
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.
April’s theme is LUST FOR LIFE. 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!