Feeling my way through drug dependence and grief.
The gulf between standing in sunshine and being buried alive.
Sure, traveling was an “escape”—but what if I didn’t actually have to run away?
Little spots of love, or something.
Another round of pancakes in the wee hours with strangers.
Sex, drugs, and being nice.
Sometimes life hands you lemons with no ade.
Intense conversations happen at 3 AM in front of a plate of cheese fries.
May’s theme is GRADUATION. 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!