‘The Diary of a Teenage Adult’ by Dolly Alderton

Technically not a short story, more like an essay, but something with a Katherine Heiny vibe; I loved this piece by Dolly Alderton, that I imagine captures something of the year or two we’ve just lived through. I love how she’s written about the pandemic in relation to, well, love, which is not often the lens it is viewed through. I’m happily married, so it’s not even as if I can relate to what she writes about being single, and yet even so I just think this piece is lovely, heartfelt and timely. 

Published in The Cut, 2021