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 a twisted kind of comfort, because I know how to deal with this.”
“Stability seemed to be a dream that I’d never be able to achieve.”
“You got this. I know you do.”
“Sometimes being around other people is just too much.”
“The signs of change are minute, but they exist.”
Changes and choices.
“I know I am on the right path.”
“Just wait. I’ll prove you wrong.”
“Things aren’t bad. They just haven’t become great fast enough.”
“It’s hard to leave my daydreams.”
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