Save to Drafts, Vols. 1-2

Save to Drafts, Vol. 2

Beginning at the turn of the new year, we asked our readers to submit screen grabs of their drafts. Anything from grocery lists saved in their Notes app to tweets and texts they never sent were on the table. You did not disappoint.

Here, on an (at least) monthly basis, we share a handful of the drafts we’ve received. Our submissions, in the meantime, remain open. We hope this project may serve as a reminder for how chaotic our emotions often are, how mind-numbingly funny you might actually be, and, above all else: that you never, ever, ever have to post.

— Monica, Talk Vomit’s prose editor


Saved by: A 23 year old very shy hairdresser who is working on loving herself as much as she loves Hello Kitty.

Saved by: A very bisexual grad school dropout.

Saved by: A depressed woman who always says things are “good” at therapy.

Saved by: A twenty-something making a late New Year’s resolution to stop dating her friends.

Saved by: A young socialist trying to debate speaking my truth to the people I organize with or putting it out there on my public diary (that some may refer to as Twitter) for strangers to pick apart like gizzards and ultimately choosing to say nothing. ✨

Saved by: A 25 year old journalist who needs Facebook to die and for people to rediscover kindness and decency.

Saved by: Someone who is 28, had honestly forgotten that.

Saved by: A 25 year old history teacher and record collector from Boston who is tired and would like a beer or two.

Saved by: A 28 year old bipedal humanoid with enough thoughts for 99 lifetimes.

Saved by: A 26 year old who is strictly following CDC guidelines.


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