A young gymnast crushes on an older, more talented teammate while contending with her over-worked mother. A newly queer twenty-something juggles two intimate relationships--with a slippery anarchist lover and an idiosyncratic meals-on-wheels recipient. A self-hating mixed-race freelancer takes drastic action to change her life. The legacy of a pitiless piano teacher plagues a stressed-out single mother. The stories in Personal Attention Roleplay are propelled by queer loneliness, mixed-race confusion, late capitalist despondency, and the intersections of intimate and political power.