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Neon; Regret:
Lucio Fontana’s “Walking the Space” photo
December 2, 2020 | Nonfiction

Neon; Regret: Lucio Fontana’s “Walking the Space”

Amanda Goldblatt

I am writing you now from a city we scored with nomadic walking fourteen months ago. During that trip I had been ill. 

Why Look for Animals? photo
December 1, 2020 | Nonfiction

Why Look for Animals?

Alexandria Peary

In this dappled language, like a woods painted by Neil Welliver, in and out of our attention, animals wander in the camouflage. They are highlighted by our attention: each stands in a yellow bar of

The Self-hating Negro photo
November 30, 2020 | Nonfiction

The Self-hating Negro

Allen M. Price

I grew up in the predominantly all-white neighborhood of Warwick, Rhode Island; I was one of only two Black kids in my elementary, junior high, and high schools. I dressed well, presented myself well, got good grades.

for E photo
November 29, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

for E

Olivia Braley

My friends and I would see you on the streets and say you looked like a villain. Slicked back black hair, tall and thin, distrusting gaze, but handsome. All sinister swagger.

Fifteen Minutes photo
November 22, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Fifteen Minutes

Nicolo Gentile

1985: the year of “high-risk” and Careless Whispers. His appearance was brief —lasting all of ten second— but there he was, following an interview between Debbie Harry and Nick Rhodes on the Palladium. 

Altitude Sickness photo
November 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

Altitude Sickness

Cherie Nelson

You turn to face me, apologize for the mountain, for not drinking enough water, for not letting me turn back to make sure you were safe at a lower elevation. For not realizing what this would do to me.

Care Provided By Rescuer photo
November 16, 2020 | Nonfiction

Care Provided By Rescuer

T.L. Pavlich

Reason for rescue? What does that mean? Cause it was dying, I don't know. What do you want me to say?

Love Letter in 2020 photo
November 15, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Love Letter in 2020

Cory Liang

Last Christmas, you asked for my latest address and sent a postcard all the way from Paris. There was a close-up shot of Hemingway’s face on the front. On the back, you wrote: “You deserve all the good in the world.” I took a picture of it but never sent anything back.

Case Study of Pleasure  & Also Baskin Robbins Water Fountains I Think photo
November 12, 2020 | Nonfiction

Case Study of Pleasure & Also Baskin Robbins Water Fountains I Think

Micaela Walley

In my Sunday dress, I suckled water from the Baskin Robbin’s water fountain — the one nearest to the men’s restroom. My father sat at a table a few feet away, writing notes in his Bible for his next

The Bulldagger photo
November 8, 2020 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Bulldagger

Andrea Routley

I like sex in fiction to be full of ambivalence—undeniable lust mixed with doubt or disgust. I have done things with lovers I don’t want to tell anyone. 

My First Mosh Pit photo
November 7, 2020 | My First...

My First Mosh Pit

Kara Vernor

I started high school miserable. By my sophomore year, I was looping Sinead O’Connor on my headphones, the album with “Nothing Compares to You” and “I am Stretched on your Grave,” and trying not to

Why Look For the Animals? photo
November 5, 2020 | Nonfiction

Why Look For the Animals?

Alexandria Peary

In contrast to wild animals, pets are timelines left on the floor. These models of accelerated, abridged lives can be found to the right of the Lazy Boy and the magazine rack.

TGOYI photo
November 1, 2020 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

TGOYI

Natalie Villacorta

Not knowing was better than being disappointed. If I didn’t know what TGOYI meant, it could mean anything.

Toss of the Dice photo
October 27, 2020 | Nonfiction

Toss of the Dice

T. Abeyta

I wasn’t attracted to him at all but I was single and alone on New Year’s so I listened to him go on and on about birdwatching.

I Love First Dates photo
October 25, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

I Love First Dates

Marise Gaughan

One guy told me I didn’t look like my online photos while we sat al fresco in a bougie hotel in Venice. He smelled of vinegar. I ordered two crab sandwiches. I ate one and got the other to go.

Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Have Come to Believe photo
October 21, 2020 | Nonfiction

Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Have Come to Believe

Anna Chotlos

Lightning struck my grandparents’ house five times in as many years.

 

Home Video photo
October 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

Home Video

Richard Scott Larson

I move the VHS tape with me to every new apartment, packed away in a cardboard box full of my old things.

Mixed Signals photo
October 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

Mixed Signals

Albert Abonado

I didn’t have my brother Patrick’s phone number until after my parents had been in a car accident.

Longing, Lust & Winnie-the-Pooh photo
October 18, 2020 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Longing, Lust & Winnie-the-Pooh

Garnett Kilberg Cohen

Yes, my mother loved Pooh, but as far as I know her love was platonic.

How to Have a Pandemic photo
October 16, 2020 | Nonfiction

How to Have a Pandemic

Caroline Plasket

While sitting in the parking lot waiting for masked employee to bring your items out to your trunk you watch customers walk into the store. Count how many are wearing masks versus not. Watch them laughing.

Anesthesia photo
October 15, 2020 | Nonfiction

Anesthesia

Emma Brousseau

During my first year of grad school, I learn how to kill rats. I work in a lab studying time perception, a cognitive function that’s not fully understood. We have to train new rats for every study.

Nine Endings photo
October 14, 2020 | Nonfiction

Nine Endings

Sara Crowley

1.

And they all lived happily ever after. 

2.

Finishing work on the Saturday and heading to the pub because that’s what we always did. Tall Paul and small Paul and (ordinary) Paul, Ian, Bel,

Outpouring photo
October 13, 2020 | Nonfiction

Outpouring

Vin Maskell

Emptying the bottles, a simple task, was more fulfilling and more comprehensible than emptying Dad’s box of ashes 20 years ago.

A Lesbian’s Guide to Loving Major League Baseball photo
October 12, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Lesbian’s Guide to Loving Major League Baseball

Tessa Yang

Begin with Angels in the Outfield, a mid-nineties movie remake in which a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt prays that his local baseball team, the California Angels, will win the pennant, and literal angels

A Quiz About My Abortion for My Next Boyfriend photo
October 11, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

A Quiz About My Abortion for My Next Boyfriend

Kasey Renee Shaw

1.)   Out of the following scenarios, which is your preferred way to figure out that I’ve had an abortion?

A.   We decide to stay in and have a movie night, so we go to the grocery store to pick up

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