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A List of Good Enough Things photo
January 3, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

A List of Good Enough Things

Shreya Vikram

My happiest memories all involve an intense desire to be strangled. 

Verdugo photo
January 1, 2021 | Nonfiction

Verdugo

Mackenzie Moore

I do not want to talk about how I need to drink more water. The Doctor in Her Eighth Year of Practice has already told me, in so many words, that the life I save might be my own.

The Distance Between photo
December 31, 2020 | Nonfiction

The Distance Between

Jared Povanda

This boy has never been in love. He takes his phone to bed, a ghost or a third hand, he can’t say. Can anyone, anymore, the world being what it is? 

He yearns as the hours creep. Desperate to mimic

i want you to love me lyrics - Google Search photo
December 30, 2020 | Nonfiction

i want you to love me lyrics - Google Search

emilie kneifel

after fiona apple

i've waited many years— i didn’t know i was waiting— my myself waited til no one was looking, and it ran, and it ran and— 

all my selves run from me. when i look up they’re

Hug Your Mad photo
December 29, 2020 | Nonfiction

Hug Your Mad

Sarah Fawn Montgomery

Mama says mad freezes your face, so little girls with feelings be careful. Anger shows ugly over time, lines between your brows or pulling down the corners of your mouth. Girls should smile, say

Hockenheimring photo
December 28, 2020 | Nonfiction

Hockenheimring

Sam Farahmand

On Sunday morning, at eight central in middle Tennessee, I watch the Grand Prix. This season is the 70th anniversary of the FIA Formula One World Championship, which feels like enough of a reason to

Parking Lot Neon photo
December 27, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Parking Lot Neon

Ryan Norman

Maybe I’d hang out in the locker room and find someone who would treat me better. Maybe I’d go to Taco Bell and eat in the parking lot.

X-Mas in Orlando 2019 photo
December 25, 2020 | Nonfiction

X-Mas in Orlando 2019

Michael Wheaton

We’re spinning Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas in our den, a small extension the previous owner built by dry-walling in the original porch's 1959 concrete border. We erected

On Transatlantic Shame  photo
December 22, 2020 | Nonfiction

On Transatlantic Shame 

I.S. Jones

1955

Nothing is earned unless something is lost. You lost your father in a car accident, as mommy explained. You are less than a year old and don’t have language for anything, much less grief. The

The Van Man photo
December 20, 2020 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Van Man

Elizabeth Morgan

When Michael left for the West, I experienced what in Portuguese is known as saudade, an intense nostalgia for a person.

When the World Was Ending, We Wore the Cornrows. We Twisted our Coils, and We Waited photo
December 17, 2020 | Nonfiction

When the World Was Ending, We Wore the Cornrows. We Twisted our Coils, and We Waited

Exodus Oktavia Brownlow

Why are we so very unwanted, but somehow always wanted by the worst of things?

Grip photo
December 16, 2020 | Nonfiction

Grip

Connor Goodwin

The first time I went rock climbing, I lasted 30 minutes.

Everybody’s Out on the Run Tonight photo
December 15, 2020 | Nonfiction

Everybody’s Out on the Run Tonight

Matt Mitchell

We listened to the fathers sitting on the front porch of Hurd’s, smoking cigarettes and talking baseball until sundown. It was our one final glimpse of our world before it was rebuilt.

Bodrum photo
December 13, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Bodrum

C. R. Resetarits

I smile now, waiting, always waiting, for you to reappear and remember me ...

Most Accurate, Most Deadly photo
December 10, 2020 | Nonfiction

Most Accurate, Most Deadly

Hannah Seidlitz

I once let the person I loved prick my ribcage with a needle a thousand times so I wouldn’t forget. A collection of dots arcing messily into two black brackets.

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. 

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

"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