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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

July 2, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

The Orbiter

Sarah Kasbeer

When I asked years later if you had a sex addiction and you said, No, do you? I hesitated before responding no, because I was thinking, Only to you.

June 30, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Choke-n-Puke

Jillian Luft

I’m fascinated by the heart's struggle to remain content with any one thing—even when there are no other choices within permissible reach—but I'd like to stop experiencing it firsthand.

June 26, 2023 | Nonfiction

Eat, Fuck, (Write About) Murder

Gina Tron

I closed my eyes and imagined bones buried just beyond the volcano, on the other side of the hill.

June 25, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Swiping in Purgatory: The Dating Pool Has Piss in It


Snapchat filter. Left.

June 23, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Hitchhiker

Tracey Keilly

My dad had purchased the car for me a year before from a disillusioned actress in the San Fernando Valley. When we arrived at her home to pick up the car, the actress let us in and began sobbing. She said she was moving to Mexico, away from all “this,” waving dramatically out the window to the valley below.

June 20, 2023 | Nonfiction

All Fours

Brian Allen Carr

People like when their opponents are sick and twisted. It’s easy to win an argument if your enemies are medically immoral people. 

June 18, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Showing Face

Vasilios Moschouris

but you know there is a Truth Moment coming, and sure enough the next morning he says hey and you say hey and he says sorry about last night

June 11, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

King Alphonse

Eli S. Evans

You’re probably thinking these things happened a very long time ago, but as a matter of fact it was just yesterday, and yet somehow we are all old and married with children now, even the former supermodel

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Pregaming Grief

Danielle Chelosky

Is this new relationship self-sabotage in disguise, or is it the cure?

Who Killed Mabel Frost?

Miss Unity

I thought I was unhappy as a man. Turns out I was just unhappy…


Garielle Lutz

Garielle's longest, most peculiar, most particularized book. A sure-to-be collector's item. Not be be missed!