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April 30, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Is Yours This Good?

Summer Koester 

Do I break up with my Venezuelan surfer and move back to Alaska? I debated. Or bring him to the U.S. and marry him?

April 28, 2023 | Fiction

Girl Code

Vanessa Roveto

"I reached out to Cosmo online! They’re doing a segment on terminally online gays with non-terminal cancer!!"

April 28, 2023 | Fiction

I've Never Known When to Stop

Sofie Wise

Abigail’s face blotched with hot blood. I made my way to the back of the room, ordered a whiskey at the open bar, repainted my lips cherry red.

April 27, 2023 | Fiction

Pretty Rachel

Sarah Zoric

Yesterday, The Coffee Cart Guy on 38th and 6th had sex with Rachel on the floor of his metal breakfast cart. 

April 26, 2023 | Nonfiction

Confessions of a Teenage Opium Queen

Rostam Tabrizi

The humid air mingling with my warmth stretches my sense of self this morning. Settling again into my day, I guide myself to the kitchen to make my breakfast. The routine comforts me. I’m tragically

April 25, 2023 | Fiction

The Creek

Nathan Bachman

Then, she reached out a slender arm and Max thought she was going to grant him magic powers, but she just took the rest of his Pringles.

April 24, 2023 | Nonfiction

Exorcist Exercise

Danielle Chelosky

He says he feels like all his problems would be solved if he stopped going to that bar.

April 23, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

It’s All Greek to Me

Jack Lancaster

he flashed a toothless grin, all James Dean California Cool, a tan blonde blue-eyed surfer type. I imagined him as the boys Lana sang about.

April 21, 2023 |

I Wish I Didn’t Feel Like I Am Apologizing for Existing

Alix Takada Sharp

Things that make sense: plants, deer, video games, sushi, beer.

April 21, 2023 | Fiction

put yr makeup on & yr hair up pretty

Valerie N. Blackwell

When taking drugs of this caliber – drugs that show you death’s light – there is always some part of you that wants to die.

April 20, 2023 | Fiction

Saturn 9

Chandler Morrison

When she looks back at me, there’s a saturnine hopelessness in her eyes I understand too well.

April 19, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Artist Class: The New Millennial Rung in the Social Ladder

Victor Glass

The artist class?

April 19, 2023 | Fiction

tell me the future souls of the earth

Lis Anna-Langston

Wild as the jungles they came from,
where boas flexed around their trunks —
like my other brushes with miracles,
the men who love you back, how they come
to you, gorgeous and invasive,

April 18, 2023 | Poetry

2 Poems

Paul Jaskunas

where Mother had hung on the wall
our Hogarth prints and crucifix

April 18, 2023 | Fiction

Day of The Slugs


Jimmy’s thing was his violent ability in soccer. Bismarthalou’s was in his preposterous name and the mystifying way in which he spoke of his potentially fictitious motherland.


April 17, 2023 | Poetry

Chad, the Golfer

Elizabeth Ellen

I had started doing aerobics and running in place in our townhouse living room when Chad was at the golf shop. I’d found a recipe for whole wheat banana bread and I made a loaf every Sunday and every

April 17, 2023 | Fiction

Ritalin for Debutantes

Brent L. Smith

“There’s no reason to spread melodramatic rumors about the delay of the album,” she says

April 16, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

People Can Be Criminals: Tupperware Thief

Sarah Swinwood

He stole my Tupperware, the largest one in a glass Pyrex set.

April 14, 2023 | Trip Reports

Vibe Check From God

md wheatley

I was telling stories. I was enjoying music. I was proselytizing. I was observing.

April 14, 2023 | Nonfiction

Let’s Take a Selfie

Wild Card

His white face is red. Mom taught me that people turn red like tomatoes when they’re drunk. I look around and see pink and red faces all around me.


April 13, 2023 | Poetry

two poems

Margaret McGowan

after Charles Bukowski

April 13, 2023 | Fiction


Peter Lasch

When they first met dirty talk felt like solving timed coding challenges at a job interview.

April 12, 2023 | Fiction

Quiet, Silent, Beautiful

Autumn Christian

She was the sudden presence that filled the delivery room like a creation spirit pressing his thumb to make a wrinkle in space.

April 12, 2023 | Poetry

5 Poems

Catherine Spino

Every orgasm I am not having is a poem in process.

April 11, 2023 | Poetry

Inscriptions from Ghislaine Maxwell's Prison Cell

René Bennett

The body rotates its symbols / like a stereoscope

April 10, 2023 | Fiction

Fun Can Kill You

Ariel Courage

I fall asleep on the First Date. It happens when we're cresting the chain hill of a roller coaster called Sallie Mae.

April 9, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Sex Lives of Parents in the Time of School Shootings

Laura Jean Baker

Sex would remain forever yoked to this school shooting, grief combined with an uncanny moment of clarity: life won’t be the same after this, regardless.

April 7, 2023 | Trip Reports

The Ogre

Gabriel Hart

When he stands in the living room fully erect, wearing nothing but blue corduroy shorts cut off so high the pockets peek out, he holds a bicycle chain lock above his head victoriously, like a sword from stone; a makeshift weapon, we can see it’s stained with another man’s blood.

April 7, 2023 | Poetry

Written on the Wall of an Invisible Temple While Brimming with Love

Patrick Kosiewicz

I’m flinging sparks at a desk 
in the cold cell of civilization’s midnight 

April 6, 2023 | Fiction

The Elevator

Ivan Kenneally

When I was ten years old something happened, an event I never understood