Gratitude for long-distance friendship, a new girlfriend, and the work of Carrie Mae Weems.
I couldn’t picture life without her—she’d been there from the start.
Stills from an imagined movie about summer’s end.
The sting of being left behind, and other feelings.
Missing old friends, and friendship-induced anxiety.
August 2015: Chandler and Maggie
Even if you move around a lot, you can feel perfectly settled.
I feel like little bits of my heart are scattered everywhere she goes.
Advice about crushes, being called “sweetheart,” and ultra-negative friends.
December 2012: Rae and Sylvia
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!