Lilly Bralts-Kelly is a 15-year-old writer from the Midwest. In her free time she nutmegs people on the soccer field and reads books about physics for fun.
It’s time to recharge.
Summer boredom and empty piggy banks.
“This is not the idyllic summer of my early high school dreams.”
Ambivalent at Pride, and being called “too extreme for an Asian girl.”
Thoughts after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Persistent pimples, seeing the future, and staying in the present.
“Let’s play two truths and a lie.”
Graduating, and feeling all the way grown up.
The final countdown.
Sleeplessness due to prom and finals.
August’s theme is FILL IN THE BLANK.
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!