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July 2, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

The Orbiter

Sarah Kasbeer

When I asked years later if you had a sex addiction and you said, No, do you? I hesitated before responding no, because I was thinking, Only to you.

June 30, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Choke-n-Puke

Jillian Luft

I’m fascinated by the heart's struggle to remain content with any one thing—even when there are no other choices within permissible reach—but I'd like to stop experiencing it firsthand.

June 27, 2023 | Nonfiction

I Still Jack Off to Meth Porn

Miss Unity

I like the kinds of videos where the comments on pornhub are just the barf emoji.

June 26, 2023 | Nonfiction

Eat, Fuck, (Write About) Murder

Gina Tron

I closed my eyes and imagined bones buried just beyond the volcano, on the other side of the hill.

June 25, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Swiping in Purgatory: The Dating Pool Has Piss in It


Snapchat filter. Left.

June 23, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Hitchhiker

Tracey Keilly

My dad had purchased the car for me a year before from a disillusioned actress in the San Fernando Valley. When we arrived at her home to pick up the car, the actress let us in and began sobbing. She said she was moving to Mexico, away from all “this,” waving dramatically out the window to the valley below.

June 20, 2023 | Nonfiction

All Fours

Brian Allen Carr

People like when their opponents are sick and twisted. It’s easy to win an argument if your enemies are medically immoral people. 

June 18, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Showing Face

Vasilios Moschouris

but you know there is a Truth Moment coming, and sure enough the next morning he says hey and you say hey and he says sorry about last night

June 11, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

King Alphonse

Eli S. Evans

You’re probably thinking these things happened a very long time ago, but as a matter of fact it was just yesterday, and yet somehow we are all old and married with children now, even the former supermodel

June 5, 2023 | Nonfiction

Say You're Not Interested

Samantha Paige Rosen

Your date’s cologne smells like rancid wine, which should be a good enough reason to bail, but it’s only hour two and you’ve made a commitment.

June 4, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Premenstrual Love Letters

Yoon Chung

He doesn’t seem to think I’m a handful. I can tell by his texts.

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 

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Elizabeth Ellen

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