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Prison Killed My Libido photo
September 26, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Prison Killed My Libido

Sheryl Anderson as-told-to Christine Fadden

I don’t write “I have the libido of a sloth” in my online dating profile. I don’t use my real surname now either.

This isn’t a story about being in a wheelchair photo
September 19, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

This isn’t a story about being in a wheelchair

Lane Chasek

The only reason I’ve seen Space Jam: A New Legacy so much recently is because I wanted to avoid talking to my wife.

No News photo
September 17, 2021 | Nonfiction

No News

SJ Han

A ferry will capsize with 476 people on board.

Eating Oaks photo
September 13, 2021 | Nonfiction

Eating Oaks

Jim Krosschell

Spring was months away; I could pretend peril didn’t exist.

Looking For Love At A Celibate Barbecue photo
September 12, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Looking For Love At A Celibate Barbecue

Joe Leonard

“And then after I came out to my wife, she stumbled across People Can Change,” said the man from Fresno.

The Whaling Wives of Nantucket photo
September 10, 2021 | Nonfiction

The Whaling Wives of Nantucket

Amy Zaranek

I didn’t want the water badly enough to die for it.

The Reward; When Things Repeat photo
September 6, 2021 | Nonfiction

The Reward; When Things Repeat

Sean Thomas Dougherty

Don’t they let you? Don’t they ever let you lay down your head?

The Myth of Healing photo
September 5, 2021 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Myth of Healing

Barrie Miskin

n the car, on the way to the hospital, I put my head in my lap and my hands over my ears, willing the city to disappear.

Making you come is like holding a firework: the Marital Benefits of Sexting photo
August 29, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Making you come is like holding a firework: the Marital Benefits of Sexting

Shelby Hinte

Marriage is often thought of as having little to do with eroticism.1

I met my husband while bartending in Oakland. He applied to be the new chef. Tattooed knuckles. Chubby cheeks. Full beard.

Shore photo
August 26, 2021 | Nonfiction

Shore

Rebecca Entel

That summer held the moment, in real time and in my memory for several years, of something he said that I didn’t hear.

Ten Years Have Passed in Ninety Days photo
August 24, 2021 | Nonfiction

Ten Years Have Passed in Ninety Days

Madison L. Sargeant

The mushrooms I bought yesterday are moldy; the lines around my mouth have deepened. Tomorrow I am a mother for the first time.

A Brief History of Loving photo
August 22, 2021 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Brief History of Loving

Tania Pabón Acosta

In his hospital room, he handed over his phone and I called his family.

Just Killing Time photo
August 19, 2021 | Nonfiction

Just Killing Time

Kat Saunders

We’ve sat in pot smoke-filled basements, watching boys play video games, and I’ve sipped wine with my parents on special occasions, but neither of us have been to an actual party before.

Vivian Maier photo
August 16, 2021 | Nonfiction

Vivian Maier

Katie Burke

We long to see the world from her point of view, the worker. But do not ever long to be the worker.

My Chinese Mother Snagged My Husband of 40 Years photo
August 15, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

My Chinese Mother Snagged My Husband of 40 Years

Yvonne Liu

My mother had been on a rampage to find me a husband since I started college.

On Agency photo
August 13, 2021 | Nonfiction

On Agency

Quinn Kelley

I’m good at getting fucked up. I’m good at having fun. Go go go. I’m best at forgetting.

A Fun Game for the Whole Family photo
August 11, 2021 | Nonfiction

A Fun Game for the Whole Family

Eric Dovigi

If a ghost is the impression you leave after you, then the divot you leave in your old bed is a ghost. 

Playing Her Song photo
August 9, 2021 | Nonfiction

Playing Her Song

Andrew Stancek

Gratitude is not the response she expected. She smiled through thin lips, missing the hoped-for fight.

How To Unclog Your Lover’s Toilet photo
August 8, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

How To Unclog Your Lover’s Toilet

Misha Scott

The whole first week after moving into his Brooklyn apartment – our apartment he keeps correcting me – I’m horribly constipated.

Anti Theseus photo
August 3, 2021 | Nonfiction

Anti Theseus

Ian Miller

I’ll dig a pit where it can roam, feed off the aporia of my lust, wash its hooves in semen, soak in pools of piss.

The Ball Dropped, Honey! photo
August 1, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

The Ball Dropped, Honey!

Darina Sikmashvili

Oh, absolutely a mistake to have given the wealthy Protein Bar Daddy my number.

Piñon photo
July 26, 2021 | Nonfiction

Piñon

Ashley Espinoza

I wished you knew how it felt to sit at the dining table with all your cousins to crack the shells wide open.

From HI-fi to Spotify: A mixed tape for my daughter photo
July 25, 2021 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

From HI-fi to Spotify: A mixed tape for my daughter

Emily Franklin

Here’s the thing about choosing songs to give as gifts to people: it starts off being about them but really, it’s about you.

Mother photo
July 22, 2021 | Nonfiction

Mother

Jesse Lee Kercheval

I am buried in the backyard, beside the garage, under the rack where the family canoe rests when not in the water.

Everyone Eventually Leaves LA photo
July 20, 2021 | Nonfiction

Everyone Eventually Leaves LA

Heidi Seaborn

When the Santa Anas whipped into town, everyone became a little crazier. They invited the wildfires as if to burn the witches amongst us. 

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