“We Cannot Be in Love…”

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Even from that very first statement, Rumpus contributor Amy Butcher‘s personal essay “Probably It’s Nothing Fancy” establishes an all-too familiar tension between two friends who are beginning to imagine themselves as involved in something more.

Through prose that is both smart and sparse, Butcher deftly navigates feelings of forlornness and empty denial. Read the piece over at Tin House’s blog.


Paolo Yumol is an intern at The Rumpus. He attends Oberlin College and is very grateful to be doing any of this. More from this author →