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Hospice: Columbus, 1974 photo
August 5, 2022 | Nonfiction

Hospice: Columbus, 1974

Rebecca Meacham

Ask me now about Grandma’s house and I’ll recall the ocean-carpet, candy, bossa nova, cousin, shotgun, books. I won’t mention the adult woman in a crib—a person who was someone’s daughter, sister—and I guess, aunt—for a lifetime.

Capeesh photo
August 4, 2022 | Nonfiction

Capeesh

Mike Nagel

Friday night, I swipe the side mirror off my Nissan Sentra and can no longer see what's behind me. No major loss. I've never been particularly interested in what's going on back there anyway. There's some evidence to suggest there's no such thing as the past or the future, only the present.

The Stories We Tell photo
July 27, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Stories We Tell

Kevin Lichty

What is my obligation in this moment? Is it to my body or to my daughter’s?

The Eight Types of Men You Can Become photo
July 19, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Eight Types of Men You Can Become

Keene Short

A friend who is no longer arguing with her boyfriend later tells you The Magician’s wife called the police that night.

Chanel, Marge Simpson & Me photo
July 17, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Chanel, Marge Simpson & Me

Mieke Marple

I couldn't fully recall the Simpsons episode in which Marge buys a near-identical pink Chanel dress.

Through the Clinic, I Pass photo
July 13, 2022 | Nonfiction

Through the Clinic, I Pass

Cassandra Whitaker

I was a glamour upon a glamour upon a glamour, a mouth devouring a mouth devouring a mouth.

Smells Like Envy photo
July 7, 2022 | Nonfiction

Smells Like Envy

Sophie Bernik

Imagine being so famous and blonde that people love you so much they hate you again.

Horse Girls photo
July 3, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Horse Girls

Amy Estes

When I first came out as gay at age 30, I went on dates with a variety of terrible women. One asked me out, selected the place, ordered the food and endlessbeers, and then sheepishly told me she

Keeper of the Hidden Sins: Miracles and Michael Clayton photo
July 2, 2022 | The Paranoid View

Keeper of the Hidden Sins: Miracles and Michael Clayton

Austin Ross

There was a summer when I was about eleven or twelve when my friend Jacob and I would wake up early—around five or six—and ride our bikes down to Kroger to buy small translucent tubs of chicken

A Brief History of an Extinction photo
June 26, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Brief History of an Extinction

Amanda-Gaye Smith

I will feel like a bad country cover of a Kate Bush song.

Love by Blackberry Wireless Device photo
June 19, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Love by Blackberry Wireless Device

Veena

> One of my favorite reading experiences was a book called "The Silent
> Woman" by the journalist Janet Malcolm; it was about the biographical
> treatments of Sylvia Plath and the impossibility of biography in general.

A Narrow Opening photo
June 16, 2022 | Nonfiction

A Narrow Opening

Shirley Chan

The first time I was called a chink was by another Asian.

It was all so poetic, Ma, the way we loved. photo
June 12, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

It was all so poetic, Ma, the way we loved.

H. K. Agustin

The stench of my high school ID lanyard hung around my neck like a noose for the rest of the school year, reminding me of my capacity for self-destruction.

The Case Against Sunsets photo
June 9, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Case Against Sunsets

M.A. Boswell

Who could trust those colors? Smears of scarlet molting into pert lavender.

Love Bugs photo
June 7, 2022 | Nonfiction

Love Bugs

Brianna Avenia-Tapper

Not long after the bugs started crawling out of my sink, the diamond on my engagement ring fell off.

Jim photo
June 6, 2022 | Nonfiction

Jim

Jason Hardung

If a middle-aged man sobs in a dark room and nobody is around to hear it, does anyone say, “It’s just a cat. Get over it?”

His Nonna's Ghost Destroyed Our Relationship photo
June 5, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

His Nonna's Ghost Destroyed Our Relationship

Kimberly Elkins

 

Ten years ago, I made a temporary move from New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a research fellowship for my novel. Within a month, I met Gino, a tall lawyer with a pronounced Roman nose,

Every Bad Decision photo
June 3, 2022 | Nonfiction

Every Bad Decision

Matt Chelf

My grandmother screamed when she saw me.

The Boy Down the Street Dies by Suicide photo
June 1, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Boy Down the Street Dies by Suicide

Annie Marhefka

In the ninth grade, I learned that you say “hanged” and not “hung” when describing the way the boy down the street died by suicide.

A Foil Grip: Lessons in Fencing & Other Indoor Sports photo
May 29, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Foil Grip: Lessons in Fencing & Other Indoor Sports

Lindsey Danis

As a baby dyke, I’d waded into sex and romance like a kid at a water park, slowly and then all at once. Now I was on the sidelines.

Cracks photo
May 26, 2022 | Nonfiction

Cracks

Natalie Harris-Spencer

Half Brits, half Americans. Special Relationship Rule No. 1: Love thy neighbo(u)r.

Masturbation is a type of isometric exercise photo
May 22, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Masturbation is a type of isometric exercise

Lacey Verhalen

Two months in, we began to confide our secrets to each other. Her early brush with benzos. My peer-pressure-prone passivity.

Bordertown Escorts photo
May 19, 2022 | Nonfiction

Bordertown Escorts

Stacia Campbell

To our right, I feel the cool breath of a gaping canyon. It beckons, invisible behind the wall of fog, its voice the skid of tires on gravel.

Who Made Who? photo
May 17, 2022 | Nonfiction

Who Made Who?

Sheldon Birnie

A tiny Angus resides in the right speaker of our sound system, a miniature Malcolm in the left.

Drunk Love (Interlude) photo
May 15, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Drunk Love (Interlude)

Joanna Acevedo

I get too drunk on a Tuesday night and tell him I want to marry him. We’ve known each other for six years.

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Worsted

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.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub

"Her Lesser Work is full of power and it takes risks and it's alive and real and it fixes a very sharp eye on the shit humans do to each other and themselves."

      -Lindsay Lerman, LitReactor