For a year, my mother was also my high school English teacher.
There are infinite ways to measure it.
I’m never not seen as an adult.
Opting out of the school-stress Olympics.
Just being in a good friend’s presence can help clear foggy dreariness.
There are rituals that help make us family.
At the end of innocence.
“I can do it. I can move forward.”
A dance with Princess Nokia, clashes with a stepparent, and random acts of kindness.
Against compulsory happiness.
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!