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April 17, 2024 | Nonfiction


Jeff Goldberg

“Because of nothing we are together.”


Now, there were two biographers and a documentary filmmaker circling her fame like the moons of Planet Kathy, goddess of love and lust rising in

April 14, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays


Selen Ozturk

“I’ve asked you here tonight to tell you I’ve told my wife everything. She’s fine with it, she really is, and I want to really emphasize that. She only asks that we’re not intimate in our bed. Hers

April 12, 2024 | Nonfiction


Miss Unity

“Streetwise, streetwise.”

April 11, 2024 | Nonfiction

The Year of the Germ

Rebecca Grace Cyr

February 21 – Hungover. And sometimes that’s good.

April 7, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Le Loup

Adam Berlin

“How do you say, I am the wolf.”

“Je suis le loup. Tu es mon loup. You are my wolf.”

“Je suis le loup,” I say.

April 5, 2024 | Nonfiction

Notes from a United Auto Worker

Nathan Stanek

The night I met Ray Liotta I was backstage at a Kid Rock concert

April 3, 2024 | Nonfiction

A Beauty Beyond Reason

Alula Hunsen

Augmentation, arrangements, verities, varial flips . . .

April 1, 2024 | Nonfiction

Invisible Girl

Lisa Marie Zapata

The Jessicas, a clique of girls all named, you guessed it, Jessica, were especially mean.

March 31, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Walk on the Dead Side: A Hollywood Kid Waxes Smug on Dreamland

Brent L. Smith

Linsday Lohan smoking freely on the leather couch in the corner when she was supposed to be on house arrest at Chateau Marmont, and she came nightly, in fact, and always hugged us all at the end of the night, when she would leave to fuck our manager,

March 24, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Group Sex Eulogy

Mic Jones

Not all her parties were sex parties and she didn’t always call me her girlfriend, but we rode that late summer into an Autumn of mostly lesbian orgies. Sabine driving the car, everyone else an

March 22, 2024 | Nonfiction

So Long Sailing

Claudia Elena Rodriguez

Few are lucky enough to realize when their destiny is laid before them. I am one of the lucky few. Mine came when my parents suggested a cruise to the Mexican Riviera from Christmas to New Year’s Eve.

March 19, 2024 | Nonfiction

The Women

Justine Harrington

Lately, it seems like all the women I know are leaving their husbands for other women. I moved from the big city back to the small Southern town where I went to college, and they began to flock to me,

March 19, 2024 | Nonfiction

In the Psych Ward Having Deleted the Best Thing I’ve Ever Written

Tiffany Wright

On the drive from our apartment to the emergency room, you take Fullerton through DePaul’s campus. The silence between us makes sense, but without even your usual pop punk to pad it, it feels

March 17, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Talking with Z Wasn’t Unpleasant


The final weekend of January I boarded a plane to Seattle to see, for the first time, a man I had met on a kink website. Or, as I had considered multiple times over the last two months during which we

March 14, 2024 | Nonfiction

My Nina

Tamara Dragadze

But she is always here, always too strong to evaporate into some kind of hereto after.

March 10, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Your Second Call

Vallie Lynn Watson

I should have called out, “Marry me,” followed by your name, in that quarter-second of dead air.
Nothing too prosaic, nothing too provocative, just four beats, a stunted swirl of “M”s and “R”s.

March 3, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

I Appreciate the Company

Jade Mar

Eventually, the coke got to his head. He started becoming extremely paranoid. I was on a trip.

February 27, 2024 | Nonfiction

I Like the Drugs (And the Drugs Like Me)

Chandler Morrison

I was ten when my mother first took me to a psychiatrist. He put me on Zoloft at her request. My relationship with pharmaceuticals is my longest running one to date. My normal.

February 25, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Grammy Is Still Smoking

Trisha Kostis

I, and my vile habit represented a toxic threat both materially and existentially. It wasn’t only the danger of secondhand smoke, but the mere existence of smoking that they wished to shield from their cherub.

February 23, 2024 | Nonfiction


Frank Reardon

Chris snaps the seal of a Jack Daniels shooter and pops the brown sugar down his throat. Tommy pops Vicodin: Coronado eats a stick of dynamite and blasts his brain with meth, no judgement.

February 21, 2024 | Nonfiction

The Mourning After

Tara Layne

I haven’t had a sip of water in days. I scan the colorful, exotic flowers that fill the twenty eighth floor apartment. The view overlooks the Hudson River in New York City, and the lazy, muddy water

February 18, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Sick Gal Seeks Rare Elk Sighting or Mate

Laura Adrienne Brady

Chronic illness already made dating hard. And then the pandemic arrived.

“I almost forgot—” my childhood friend interjected as we were wrapping up a phone call on a blustery September day. “I

February 12, 2024 | Nonfiction

What the Dead Know

Joanna Acevedo

Once, I thought I would forgive. Now, a year later, I’m still waiting for the feeling to appear

February 11, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

An Unmodern Love

Karen McKinney

No, I do not want any kind of modern love, with all its entitlements,

February 9, 2024 | Nonfiction

A Guide to Recognizing Your Pasties, or A Non-Alphabetical Glossary of Burlesque Pasties

Lauren Emily Whalen

Nipple covers.

Pasties come in every shape, size and color. They can be plain or blinged within an inch of their minuscule lives. They can have tassels attached. They go on one’s butt cheeks with

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