How to Be Heartbroken
On love, loss, and consuming heartbreak art.
Jesus’ SonI am on a lonely road and traveling, traveling, traveling,
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mise en scèneshould
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Our letters are like , it’s star-crossed like , it’s like ___, he’s like ___, we’re like ____.
well, that settles that
Brittany K. Allen is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and library goblin. Her prose appears or is forthcoming in Catapult, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Kenyon Review Online, and Longreads, among other places, and her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her stage plays have been produced and developed at Portland Center Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and elsewhere.
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