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December 31, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Plan B: 5150

Lisa Marie Zapata

I stopped taking the Wellbutrin cold turkey during the 2020 lockdown... All was well until one day when an ex that I had a tumultuous history with demanded I undo the hex I placed on his dick. The accusation sent me spiraling.

December 29, 2023 |

The Left Not Taken

Sachin Benny

My manhood could now hinge on giving her rides.

December 28, 2023 | Poetry

3 Poems

Pierre Minar

Your wrist veins distinct next to your wedding band.

December 27, 2023 | Fiction


Elizabeth Ellen

I was in an S &M relationship with myself.

December 27, 2023 | Poetry

8 Poems

Leó Augusto Martins

It isn't until you pass under a lamp post or are mercifully illuminated by the brakelights of a car that you spring back to life.

December 26, 2023 | Fiction

You Belong with Me

Nicola Maye Goldberg

This place looks haunted as shit.

December 25, 2023 | Fiction

Three Days 'til Christmas in the Kmart off Hoffmeyer Road

md wheatley

You touch everything you see. You want everything you touch.

December 25, 2023 | Poetry

3 Poems

Marcus Silcock

Dream Dust

This place is famous for shits and giggles. A real crapshoot throwing the dog ball. You never know where you land. Good luck, they say, if it splats you. Don’t open yr mouth. You’ll

December 24, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays


Sara Sherr

Picture me, splayed on the bed on top of Liz. I’m wearing a pink thong, she’s still in her jeans. She spanks me; I deserve it. She spanks me again. My breath flees my lungs, a flock of geese taking

December 22, 2023 | Fiction

Safe Word

Garth Miró

It was finally my turn around Christmas time. Sure, I was just one more cock in an endless line, sneaking up to that apartment, but I was not above free pussy.

December 21, 2023 | Fiction

What If We Did Something Amazing

Robert McCready

Uncle Dale says, “We’re lucky that none of us can fly.”

December 20, 2023 | Nonfiction


Cletus Crow

He was only Jack. Never daddy.

December 19, 2023 | Nonfiction

Rebranding Mom

Harris Sockel

We found ourselves in Kohl’s a few months later. I was home for the holidays, and Mom and I were standing in the women’s department, staring at shelves of bargain business casual.

December 18, 2023 | Fiction

Patient One

Meg Tuite

The human race was absurd and overwrought. Men were feeble-minded narcissists and women, acoustic blowhorns with an endless flurry of wind.

December 17, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

new snake

Rosalind Margulies

your uncle has a whiteboard on his wall and on it it says TO DO: TELL TERRY YOU LOVE HER. he wrote that you don’t know how many years ago. terry was his girlfriend but she’s dead now

December 15, 2023 | Fiction

The Valley (a void)

Vanessa Roveto

Against cloudless skies, any of the available disorders are at your disposal.

December 14, 2023 | Nonfiction

A Similar Solitude

Rachel A.G. Gilman 

I swore off intimacy for a long time and tried to replicate the feeling with a heating pad, a body pillow, and a vibrator but ended up most nights just crying in bed with a bottle of vodka.

December 13, 2023 | Fiction

Spree Skazz

Peppy Ooze

I said to Martin Amis once, told him Augie March is a jazz beat novel and he said his son reckons that 

December 12, 2023 | Nonfiction

My Rock and Roll Fantasy: aka My 3 Day Psychotic Break

Andrea Taylor

I felt like a fool in the rain as I sat under the shower head.

December 11, 2023 | Fiction

Offer of Employment

Steve Gergley

Now she wore a menacing permutation of the cheerful, customer-service smile he had seen her display earlier.

December 11, 2023 | Book Review

Grief Is Information: A Review Of Blake Butler's 'Molly'

Danielle Chelosky

Molly, in its three hundred and twelve pages, transcends time and space, life and death.

December 10, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

How a Would-Be Incel Taught Me That People Can Change

Gwen Kansen

The seductress in my head smiled and said “What else am I not allowed to talk about, Avery?”

But we were just going to be friends.

December 8, 2023 | Poetry

5 Poems

Dave Harrity

Say thank you
for what they’ve done: the late night call
to AAA, the five spot for a hot dog, the cups
of coffee & scones

December 7, 2023 | Poetry


Bertie Brandes

The fantasies I’ve been having
Are so awful

December 6, 2023 | Fiction

Stations of the Cross

Philip Traylen

and what’s the point, really, of casual sex, except to melt the ghosts off someone’s face

December 4, 2023 | Poetry

5 Poems

Garth Pavell

We slithered up toward the moaning highway and saw it was being tongued by stretched headlights.

December 3, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Curious Case of Dumbledore, Transplants, and God

Ethan Kahana

When reciting the Ten Plagues in Hebrew, we customarily dip our knives into our wine glass for each plague and set a drop of wine on our dinner plate.

December 1, 2023 | Fiction

Dead Man Brilliant

K Hank Jost

There’s not a thought in the throb. Not an inkling in the coppery clatter of his mouth. There’s only the turn. Only the fist: fast, everything behind it.