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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I imagine she wrote it for women like me. Women who wear their hearts on their sleeves but hold their hands over their mouths.
That first time I heard it, the music was so catchy and the words were so ridiculous that I threw my head back and laughed. I opened the curtains that had been closed for a month.