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Lauren Hohle

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Lauren Hohle proudly served as the managing editor for The Gettysburg Review from 2019 to 2023. She wrote “Basements,” her short story in this issue, because every time she told someone who wasn’t raised religious about being sent to abstinence retreats, they invariably asked, “Were people just hooking up the whole time?”

— From January 2024
Fiction

Basements

I was considered “good,” considered a “good influence.” It amazed me — like the cool feeling of Marshall’s tongue on my labia had amazed me — that I could possess all of these qualities; that I could be both warm and cold, virtuous and defiant; and that someone could love me for all of it.

January 2024
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