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April 30, 2024 | Nonfiction

White Musk And Crack

Marisa Cadena

The cop and strip club security guard had climbed onto the roof from outside the building and were trying to get in through the locked laundry room window. Claire let them in.

April 30, 2024 | Nonfiction


Mona Kirschner

It took three of us to get a king size mattress stuffed into the tiny service elevator, pushing our shoulders into it so it would finally give and bend. It sprung out when the doors opened, like a

April 29, 2024 | Fiction


Melissa Boberg

C lives in a building that’s beautiful and tall, and that’s sort of how he is, too, but I hope

to God no one ever tells him that.

April 28, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Parallel Brother

Mali Khan

Of course, I thought about these uncles. Even WhatsApp-d some of them when I remembered.

April 26, 2024 | Nonfiction


Mona Kirschner


Long before I wore wigs to punish the men who had punished me, I wore them to channel Selma Blair. I was thirteen, my flat chest leaned over the bathroom sink. We were both brunettes, but that’s

April 25, 2024 | Book Review


David Kuhnlein

To a degree rarely rivaled, Sean Kilpatrick lives for words. Tantrums is a testament to the last twenty years of his life, and includes absolutely batshit scripts, joyfully brutal fiction, and

April 25, 2024 | Poetry

Two Drinks in at the Oyster Bar

Hayden Church

“Have you tried hookers?
Church? God? Your dead
mother? Pills? Coke? Crack?”

April 24, 2024 | Nonfiction

The Streak

Jen Murphy Parker

He spiked a 104 fever and just as I called his neurologist to ask if we should head to the ER, my son seized for the first time in over 157 million seconds.

April 23, 2024 | Fiction



Today you are thinking about that time when you were thirteen years old.

Whenever it comes back, it’s important to remember that nothing truly bad ever happens to you. Indeed, this simple strategy

April 22, 2024 | Fiction

About Endlessness

Jonah Primiano

The man that killed the world is being lauded as the better of the billionaires because he launched a cloned app that bans you if you aren’t positive. It’s like if you were stuck underneath a boulder

April 22, 2024 | Book Review

A Book As An Epiphany: A Review Of Nicolette Polek's 'Bitter Water Opera'

Danielle Chelosky

Bitter Water Opera is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read.

April 21, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay


Alyana C

The second time I gave him head he couldn’t get hard. He said this never happens.

April 19, 2024 | Nonfiction

The First Man I Grinded With

Karl Hooyman

Someone behind him checked their phone and I saw the time. 1:36am. I thought about what would happen when the bar flicks the lights on and everyone scatter like roaches

April 19, 2024 | Nonfiction


Miss Unity

Ball sweat, BO, ass, dirty armpits, nail polish, hairspray, feet, Newports, Bugler, Jack Daniels, vodka, cupcakes, tequila, donuts, Squirt, hot Cheetos, McDonald’s wrappers, coffee left sitting out for weeks...

April 18, 2024 | Fiction

Excerpt From 'Bloodletter'

David Kuhnlein

His dreams fill with bell towers, stabbing deaths, his lifeless body dragged by split fingernails into consciousness.

April 17, 2024 | Nonfiction


Jeff Goldberg

“Because of nothing we are together.”


Now, there were two biographers and a documentary filmmaker circling her fame like the moons of Planet Kathy, goddess of love and lust rising in

April 16, 2024 | Fiction


Christian TeBordo


It was not yet this day and age. A writer sent a proposal to his literary agent. The proposal concerned a major trauma. The agent submitted the proposal to a select few editors who made it the

April 16, 2024 | Poetry

Just One Bite

Ashley Bardhan

She began imagining what it might have been like to be Agatha, crying and disheveled with both pale breasts exposed.

April 15, 2024 | Interview

Pretty Obscure: Oral Sex & The Tumor Of Consciousness

Danielle Chelosky & Jack Skelley

Let’s get more filthy!

April 14, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays


Selen Ozturk

“I’ve asked you here tonight to tell you I’ve told my wife everything. She’s fine with it, she really is, and I want to really emphasize that. She only asks that we’re not intimate in our bed. Hers

April 12, 2024 | Nonfiction


Miss Unity

“Streetwise, streetwise.”

April 11, 2024 | Nonfiction

The Year of the Germ

Rebecca Grace Cyr

February 21 – Hungover. And sometimes that’s good.

April 10, 2024 | Poetry

Word Problems

Amelia Kindall

In time, the questions become increasingly diffuse, numbers jumble and disappear, the symbolic order smears.

April 9, 2024 | Fiction


Althea Champion

She especially liked the phrase for whipped cream, vzbitye slivki. For such a soft, sweet thing, its name was as firm as cement. 

April 9, 2024 | Interview

Chaos Questions with Bonnie Jo Campbell

Sheldon Lee Compton

If I could be in The Fifth Element, I'd want to be in the scene where they pulled things out of the blue opera singer's belly. But I would want to keep pulling out new, surprising things.

April 8, 2024 | Fiction

twin eulogies

Yasemin Kopmaz

In their blue jeans and Carhartt beanies, the boys are nearly as pretty as the girls who’ll never fuck them.

They buy a gram of coke and a gram of k because everyone knows that girls love drugs.

April 8, 2024 | Fiction

Some Cindy Talking

Erick Bradshaw

She was always looking in the mirror.

April 7, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Le Loup

Adam Berlin

“How do you say, I am the wolf.”

“Je suis le loup. Tu es mon loup. You are my wolf.”

“Je suis le loup,” I say.

April 5, 2024 | Nonfiction

Notes from a United Auto Worker

Nathan Stanek

The night I met Ray Liotta I was backstage at a Kid Rock concert

April 4, 2024 | Fiction

An Inside-Out-Thing

Becky Tuch

True story.

You know Urmquast Meldoofi? The guy who writes the homeless features for The New York Times? Published a book not too long ago about the plight of the homeless in small urban