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.
The first, most important step is taking care of yourself.
You and your partner should be just as strong apart as you are together.
Who am I showing this world to?
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!