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May 28, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

He Belonged in a Dystopian Movie

Kaci Neves

I was still pouting over hometown boy, and neck-deep in an article about foiled wallpaper when I got a Facebook message from Preston. Could we get together? 

May 21, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

The sky is vampiric

Aimée Keeble

In the train carriage, we’re hot in our furs, brooding and half-drunk.

May 14, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

When My Mother Could No Longer Talk Me Off the Ledge

Catherine Davis

Like many who quit drinking, my mother became a proselytizer for sobriety.

May 10, 2023 | Nonfiction

Driving on Acid

Jake Goldwasser

May 7, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Two Halves of the Story

Edward M. Cohen

The other half was the memories of the end. The time Teddy had threatened to burn the only copy of my novel.

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 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 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 19, 2023 | Nonfiction

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

Victor Glass

The artist class?

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 | 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 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 3, 2023 | Nonfiction

His mind was a country I wanted to be lost in

Jennifer Robin 

PS: My computer is really going nuts. If I can use one of your spare ones, I may need it sooner rather than later.

April 2, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

The Third

Lizzy Lemieux

Sophie had recently gone through a break up. I don’t remember her ex's name. I do remember the striking legibility of the word VIOLENCE. 

March 29, 2023 | Nonfiction

Free Will and Determinism at a School for Disturbed Children

J.J. Marks

One day at the school for disturbed children I attended, a boy lit his pubes on fire.

March 27, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Hunter

Coleman Bomar

The first thing I killed was a coyote. Grandpa pointed out that the coyote was a mother. Her belly sagged a few inches above the grass. Her front right leg caught in a wire trap. Grandpa handed me his

March 26, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

We Talked to Scientists About Desire

Kathleen Radigan

At night, we lay on unmoored mattresses, pressing hands over our eyes to block out spears of light from the street. We cursed our naked windows.

March 19, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

A Rogue Job

Stephanie Sellars

My fantasy of Lockwood started to deflate like a balloon with a tiny hole.

March 14, 2023 | Nonfiction

If It Makes You Happy

Laura Dzubay

She feels bad for being taken aback before; she really is a very nice doctor.

March 12, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Anatomical Love

Gabriella Giambanco

In the anatomy lab, we are peeing into cups to check for any abnormalities within the urine

March 5, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays


Sára Bányai



One morning I woke up with my right scapula in my mouth. You would think that is physically impossible, but in the case of demonic possessions it is actually more normal than not.

February 26, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays


Maya Staples

I tolerated Marcus and Haley because I knew their drill. Marcus would pick me up with drugs coursing through his system

February 22, 2023 | Nonfiction

Cooperstown Psych Ward Diary

Jesse Hilson

My wife watched me walk headfirst into a mirror.

February 19, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Young Robert De Niro

Hannah E. Joyner

I reminded myself that I spent just as many lonely afternoons in the State Library of Victoria with a pile of international Vogues as I did at a Goodwill in the Valley.

Recent Books

Dear Nico: the Diary of Elizabeth Ellen (Nov, 2018-Feb, 2020)

Elizabeth Ellen

 "It captures all the doubts, giddiness, confessional streaks, blabbiness, self-alarms, rationalizations, feigned equipoise, and instantly breakable resolves of a person freshly infatuated and likely in love."   -anonymous writer friend


Elle Nash

“Transgressive and immediate: you feel these stories shoot through and wrap around you.” 

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine



Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily


Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.