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May 5, 2022 | Nonfiction


Emma Foley

They whispered wow wow wow wow in wind that might've just toppled them over; they whooped; they swapped interlocked arms for tightly-squeezed hands and back again.

May 1, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Intergalactic travel departing from berlin

Berglind Thrastardottir

i felt you were floating now with them, in a bubble in space, the bubble has a name, ecstasy, keta, speed, coke, that’s the name of the bubble.

April 24, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

A House of Water

Kelly Wei

Autumn was the season of fire. Boys and houses burned pure white holes into the night, and I self-immolated in every room but the little one I shared with you.

April 21, 2022 | Nonfiction

Baseball: A Numbers Game

Bruce Harris

In 1964, I was a college freshman. Someone, I don’t pretend to know who, researched offensive statistics for all Little Leaguers in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area. The unknown

April 10, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

The Sitcom Actor (Who Really, Really Cares)

Sophia Jennings

Almost every day, the sitcom actor goes on Instagram to tell his five million followers what he knows about race, class, and - more often than not, women.

April 3, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Posing Naked and the Art of Separation

Elena Lee Anderson

1. There is a protective radius of ten feet on all sides of me.
2. I only know the name of one person in this room.
3. My body hair was groomed solely for this moment.



March 30, 2022 | Nonfiction

My Shoes Are Ruined and You Said Nothing

Sean Turner McLeod

You are standing on an indifferent platform in Preston Station and a little black spaniel is making unbreaking eye-contact with you as he pisses on your leg.

March 27, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay


Anya Maria Johnson

On the first day of my streaming career, I asked Gabe to come over to adjust the lighting design of my “set.”

March 24, 2022 | Nonfiction

Queer Time, Sand Too

Aislin Neufeldt

Maybe you didn’t recognize me, me with longer hair, growing tits, a new name.

March 20, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Prep School Drug Mule

Sadie McCarney

Fifteen years before my autism diagnosis - the year I chopped off all my hair with jagged scissors - I hid a not inconsequential baggie of hash in my dorm room closet. I was, as always, trying to

March 18, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Grandmas

Chelsie Bryant

When you died in March, five months before I bought my first plant, I learned what sobbing is.

March 13, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Case For Queerplatonic Love

Tenacity Plys


In third grade, we spend every lunch writing comic books together. We invent a cinematic universe of imagined worlds to rival Marvel's. I've known her since I was six, and I've known my sister

March 6, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

—springtime, I fell in love again

Zoe Contros Kearl

Charming shyness paired with a love of dancing the Charleston in heels in the street past midnight. I kissed her bloodied knees.

February 27, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Baggage Claim

Mason Parker

2 is the grade I was in when I thought I loved Lucy. 2 is the number of times Lucy was arrested for meth in a single day. 2 is the number of Xanies she must have taken the night she showed up to my welcome home party, because she was fucking sloppy.

February 20, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays


Edward M. Cohen

Jay arrived once a week, every week, for sex. He was a dental student, worked  Wednesdays at a clinic near my house so it was easy for him to call to see if I was free. I made sure that I was. He

February 17, 2022 | Nonfiction

Johnny’s Knives

Mia D’Avanza

I know that I should be sad, or at least look sad, or somber, as I go through the things in Johnny’s room.

February 13, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Remember to Get That Baby

Elizabeth Koster

At three months shy of 36—one year past my baby deadline—I was nowhere near finding someone lasting

February 11, 2022 | Nonfiction

In the Thicket

Anne P. Beatty

Wary, ever vigilant, we peered into the berries for the blind white cursor blinking in an ecstasy of juice, carving invisible holes from the inside out.

February 8, 2022 | Nonfiction

Lake Michigan

Anna Adami

Wind, always strongest by water, whistles and whooshes, knocks a girl off her feet.

February 6, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

2AM in Brownsville

Shy Watson

Jordan lit a post-coital cigarette and contemplatively stared at the ceiling.

“My ex was a Nazi,” he said.


February 3, 2022 | Nonfiction

Rough Lady

Sabrina Small

The room smelled like milk and sweat. I only got up for a few reasons; to crack a window, to change a diaper, to eat, and occasionally, to go for a walk.

January 30, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Sex Is Like Porn In Real Life

Sommer Browning

You know what’s sad? When no one releases your sex tape.

January 28, 2022 | Nonfiction

I Love Claire Vaye Watkins But If Two Female Writers Each Choose Darkness Are They Enemies or Friends or Something Other: a review, a love story, a confessional

Elizabeth Ellen

And then there is the question of motherhood. And how it does or doesn’t fit into the feminist narrative, into our ideas of ourselves as liberated women.

January 23, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Letters From A Young Poet

a a khaliq

Dear Jane,

The TikTok girls are mad at you.

January 18, 2022 | Nonfiction

In the Desert

Emma Brewer

I stared at the other campers, who stared into the center, screaming through their disbelief at what they were screaming.

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Danielle Chelosky

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