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I Prefer Gucci photo
September 25, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

I Prefer Gucci

Keith Mason

it was the kind of night that made el segundo smell bad

Artifacts from Bachelorhood photo
September 25, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Artifacts from Bachelorhood

David McDannald

Inside her door sat a bin jammed with what seemed a thousand umbrellas.

I Never Slept In My Bed On Ambien photo
September 18, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

I Never Slept In My Bed On Ambien

R. Jones

Hello,

the worst thing about stopping Ambien was that I never did it with anybody else.

I did it alone in my bathtub.

I did it alone, smoking in the water, & when it kicked in I’d let the

How I Remember It photo
September 11, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

How I Remember It

Sammi LaBue

 

1.

Remember when you would sit on the floor of my lavender painted room when I was 15 and you were 21? You’d twirl a dreadlock around your finger looking up at the wall of Teen People Magazine

Scotty Doesn't Know photo
September 4, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Scotty Doesn't Know

Zoe Contros Kearl

a monstera I brought as a housewarming gift; bookcases betraying a brilliant, associative mind—the LOTR trilogy, a chess board, tomes on capitalism and ecology, The Power Broker, an anthology of gay poetry, more Caro books on LBJ, a poetry book I’d gifted atop the dusty shelves

She Is Perdita photo
August 28, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

She Is Perdita

Jaden Tyler Urso

You think of all she taught you... The proper way to hold a Marlboro but never take a puff. The way she said you were beautiful, oh so long ago.

Maintaining Life photo
August 21, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Maintaining Life

Jessica Daugherty

I worried I had magically bloated between 9 a.m. and lunch time, even though I’d only eaten the prescribed six saltine crackers.

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.

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

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,

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.

Boy of Crows photo
May 8, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Boy of Crows

Mila Rae Mancuso

I pledged to him two things: one, that I would hex the ones that hurt him, and two, that I would write him poetry.

Intergalactic travel departing from berlin photo
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.

A House of Water photo
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.

What I'm Hiding In My Profile Picture photo
April 17, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

What I'm Hiding In My Profile Picture

Treena Thibodeau

Know that on my Tinder profile, my pictures are all either full-body yoga pictures or heavily airbrushed selfies.

The Sitcom Actor (Who Really, Really Cares) photo
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.

—springtime, I fell in love again photo
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.

Baggage Claim photo
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.

Jay photo
February 20, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Jay

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

2AM in Brownsville photo
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.

“What?”

Sex Is Like Porn In Real Life photo
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.

I Think You Have A Drug Problem photo
January 16, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

I Think You Have A Drug Problem

Barbara Genova

So I wanted to bang this exvangelical guy and it's about to get worse:

The Club photo
January 9, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

The Club

Melissa Wabnitz Pumayugra

We beat Brock Shamos every day. We beat him with jump ropes we stole from Mr. Randall’s P.E. class

Love v. Cigarettes photo
December 19, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Love v. Cigarettes

Courtenay S. Gray

After that, I attended his streams 24/7.

(Not) A Story About New York photo
December 12, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

(Not) A Story About New York

Kelsey Swintek

It’s August in Manhattan when we both decide to leave. You accept a job in LA and my boyfriend packs my life in a U-Haul and drives it to our new apartment together in Pittsburgh. 

 

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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