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Lauren Eggert-Crowe Lauren Eggert-Crowe's writing has appeared in Salon, L.A. Review of Books, The Rumpus, and several literary journals. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Exhibit and In the Songbird Laboratory. She is the reviews editor of TROP and lives in Los Angeles.

Recent Work By Lauren Eggert-Crowe

aida_8341At 3 a.m. on the morning before Independence Day, I drove six hours from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles on a mission to seduce my closest male friend. Nathan and I had been buddies in high school but drifted apart afterwards; it was only recently that we’d rekindled our connection. We’d spent the past year logging long hours in online conversations laced with a potent combo of flirty chemistry and neediness. Our chats were late-night confessionals on crushes, love, and sex; I was his virtual wing-girl. We were building a strong friendship too, but I knew I was falling for him when I wanted to stay up past midnight basking in the twin glows of my laptop screen and my newly minted role as Nathan’s confidante, instead of crawling into bed with my boyfriend of six years, who I lived with.