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October 1, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Anti-Vegas Vegas Blues

John Yohe




am the only man to come to Las Vegas w/an ex-gf and not fuck her—arriving two nights early on my own to hike up in

September 26, 2023 | Nonfiction

Lectio Divina

Will Goodwin

Everyone worries about mind control.

September 24, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Molly and I Always Went To the Fancy Taco Bell in East Waterbury Instead of the Shitty One Downtown

Cash Compson

The summer she was without anyone

and I had just left the other girl

in Jersey City,

Molly and I kissed at her house. We were adults

who lived with our parents. She seemed like

September 22, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

For Jodi

E.B. Griffin

He was too poor to erect an everlasting monument in her likeness, all he could afford were words.  

September 21, 2023 | Nonfiction

No Saint, No Martyr

Gabriel Hart

I’m trying to do this story to get Kim’s feelings out there, but there seems to be a lot of secrecy and rumors about her death as if people are ashamed of how she died instead of why she died…

September 17, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Waiting Through the Ones Who Came After You

Ella Schmidt

That was my youth: I developed a sickness, a ruinous crush on the man at the filling station

September 13, 2023 | Nonfiction

Rejecting Beauty Like Nico and Baudelaire

Vanessa Aricco

We chased the tail laid before us. Scratching and sniffing our way to pain. We took turns leaving consciousness for a few seconds.

September 11, 2023 | Nonfiction

As the World Echoes

Laine Derr

I was stationed in Osh, a forty minute flight south of the capital. I had

a decent sized apartment

September 10, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

You're Not in Love You're Just High

Lilly Grainger

1. A bottle of orange wine – half a packet of cigarettes.

2. You caught at the bar the space so crowded that people were practically caught under your armpits – grinning nervously, two pina coladas in hand.

3. A kitchen dance – or two.

4. Luther Vandross.

September 5, 2023 | Nonfiction


Reilly Tuesday

Gone, like T9 texting, is the once exciting novelty of being important, popular, scandalous

September 3, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Good Enough for Government Work: Becoming a Cam Girl

Brittany Micka-Foos

One night—which was, as it turned out, my last night camming

August 27, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Trust Issues

Stephen J. Golds

I knew the talk about a baby was another red flag, but the more uncontrollable Amelie became, the deeper I got hooked. I couldn’t go back to what my life was before. I think it had been drowned the

August 20, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Victim Impact Statement

J. H.

I am not sorry about most things I’ve done; I really do try my best to be good.

August 18, 2023 | Nonfiction

Tennis Lessons, 1983

Chris Girman

My opponent was curly-haired and perpetually smirking. Everything around him – his fancy collared shirt, shoes, wristbands, tennis bag – was emblazoned with an Adidas logo

August 13, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Virgil Abloh Attends a Filipino Party

Lloyd Alimboyao Sy

But her coup de grace was when she started bringing a white boyfriend to our parties. He was a real champion. His name was John.

August 8, 2023 | Nonfiction


Jennifer Ostopovich

I try to imagine the various people the specks of bubble gum had belonged to. Try to give them faces and purposes.

August 7, 2023 | Nonfiction


Sean Kilpatrick

gen x girls grew too cool to touch and millennials gayed the world the rest of the way limp in their piteous attempts to save it.

August 6, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Is This Goodbye Then?

Anastasia Shteinert

The hangover was ruining the romance. Last night I woke up a friend and made her drink wine—Chateau 2016. I had to deal with my nerves somehow.

July 30, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

My Brief, Disastrous Attempt at Polyamory

Audrey W.

We started as open, NOT poly. This was a very important distinction to us, despite not having a working definition of either types of relationships. It was, we both agreed, substantially less cringe

July 23, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays


Mike Day

By March of 2016, my cousin Josh and I were practically flat broke. We’d been having an incestuous and adulterous affair, one that elevated his title to “cuzband” (he hated that term). Four years

July 20, 2023 | Nonfiction

Phantom Baby, Motherless Daughter

Emma Burger

Sometimes I think I won’t understand what it is that I’ve lost until I write a book about it.

July 16, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays


Lindsay Forbes Brown

One night I was so drunk, I couldn’t feel my face.

July 9, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Bitters and Soda with Lemon

Ellie Lynch

I was drinking bitters and soda with lemon, my new signature drink. It has .03% alcohol, less than a bottle of kombucha.

July 4, 2023 | Nonfiction

Pete Davidson: A Love Story

Barrie Miskin

I couldn't look in the mirror because I didn't recognize myself and I was terrified. Not a metaphor for becoming a new mom - I actually could not recognize myself because I had a brand new rare and severe psychiatric condition called depersonalization derealization disorder where recognizing yourself in the mirror is no longer an option.

July 3, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Peyote Warrior of Window Rock

Scott Laudati

You have to keep in mind this is a true story, and the events I’m about to describe took place before 2006 in a desert land which I’ve never been able to find again on any map. And years later, when I

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Dear Nico: the Diary of Elizabeth Ellen (Nov, 2018-Feb, 2020)

Elizabeth Ellen

 "It captures all the doubts, giddiness, confessional streaks, blabbiness, self-alarms, rationalizations, feigned equipoise, and instantly breakable resolves of a person freshly infatuated and likely in love."   -anonymous writer friend


Elle Nash

“Transgressive and immediate: you feel these stories shoot through and wrap around you.” 

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine



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.”     

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