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June 10, 2024 | Nonfiction

Blood on the Wall

Tyhi Conley

When I moved into my first apartment, I thought it symbolized that I’d gotten my shit together, a sign that I was taking control of the chaos in my life.

A day after moving in, I spotted a spider

June 9, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

A Response to My Spouse’s Hecklers

India Choquette

When Tyler and I first got together, we didn’t know that they were trans. But now we do, and so does the rest of the world. And the rest of the world has mixed feelings about it. “I kinda felt like I

June 8, 2024 | Nonfiction

Initial Email Thread: Chloe Caldwell Submits to Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen & Chloe Caldwell

Non-Fiction Book Submission--Caldwell

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Chloe Caldwell <cocomonet@gmail.com>





Mar 14, 2011,

June 2, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Leaving New York

Raquel "Roxy" Mellifera

I paid that dollar, mostly because I wanted an excuse to talk to him.

May 31, 2024 | Nonfiction

Notes from a United Auto Worker, Vol. 2

Nathan Stanek

My older brother and I are both millwrights too. Sometimes we sit in chairs for whole shifts at a time. Sometimes we actually do some physical labor.

May 26, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Death, Ghosts, and Dissection

Teagan Christy Lamb

Dead Driving: october 29, 2023, 10:31pm

there is a feeling i recall having, that i am having now as i remember it, in my stomach every time i feared death. felt close to it. was put in its

May 24, 2024 | Nonfiction

Hobart in NYC

Gadfly

In a spacious room at the midtown hotel where the inimitable Tennessee Williams died, congregated a small but lively salon of authors and storytellers.

May 19, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Black River

Sean Tanner

I could hear the Essex lads cooing and whispering to her, telling her that it would be okay

May 12, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Noble sauvage

Leya Ivanov

U were the only Turk i knew, and also the only Turk my parents liked. they never let me walk around the fountains at night even though it’s the only place in Sofia with streetlights after two a.m. b/c

May 10, 2024 | Nonfiction

Swan Singing

Sarah Teresa Cook

I am seated at a small brown desk from IKEA, crafting a love letter.

See how the heart spills right out of me? Spills and spills, ink everywhere. This desk is too small.

Picture it: Me, a

May 5, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Masturbation Anxiety

Hayli May Cox

(Moaning loudly)

(Bed creaking)

(Crying in Italian)

May 3, 2024 | Nonfiction

Breast Proof

Christie Tate

Given: A girl-body will grow breasts during puberty.

Given: Girls will absorb many different messages about breasts in their lifetime.

Given: Breasts are a source of shame and

May 1, 2024 | Nonfiction

Camping

Haley Beecher

I desperately wanted to have a breakdown in someone's arms.

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

Mattress

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 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

Wigs

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 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 21, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

BLOWING OUT OLD FLAMES

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

Trash

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 17, 2024 | Nonfiction

KATHY ACKER MON AMOUR

Jeff Goldberg

“Because of nothing we are together.”
—KA

 

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 14, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Honest

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

Streetwise

Miss Unity

“Streetwise, streetwise.”

April 11, 2024 | Nonfiction

The Year of the Germ

Rebecca Grace Cyr

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

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Danielle Chelosky

Love is like a museum. You have to look around, experience things, and then leave.

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Garielle's longest, most peculiar, most particularized book. A sure-to-be collector's item. Not be be missed!