Emma Straub has written three books, which you can find at emmastraub.net. If you’d like Emma’s thoughts on chocolate, party dresses, and movie stars, follow her @emmastraub.
Why do I keep writing about that time I got my heart broken?
Secret switcharoos, intentional body odors, and other everyday acts of defiance.
It takes guts to tell the truth, even when you’re making things up.
WE GOT BALM REVIEWS FOR DAYS.
Stories about close ties, lasting bonds, and mutual obsession.
Movies and TV shows that make us wonder which side we’re on.
On gossip, pushy friends, and trying to get fit without hating your body.
Plus Grimes’ lullabies, a new Hunger Games trailer, and other gems.
Movies and TV shows about the pleasures and perils of labor.
Some instructive facts about fiction.
August’s theme is DESIRE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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