Puzzling over relationships and dreams.
The challenge was to avoid feelings I was too afraid to face.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
Homesick for Syria, avoiding codependency, and allying against Islamophobia.
“I don’t want to be sitting in a classroom for six hours a day.”
Scenes from a friendship loved and lost.
I’m a dating rookie, but a veteran witness of others’ relationships.
Scenes from an imagined movie about real heartbreak.
You and your partner should be just as strong apart as you are together.
Who am I showing this world to?
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!