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Prison Killed My Libido photo
September 26, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Prison Killed My Libido

Sheryl Anderson as-told-to Christine Fadden

I don’t write “I have the libido of a sloth” in my online dating profile. I don’t use my real surname now either.

This isn’t a story about being in a wheelchair photo
September 19, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

This isn’t a story about being in a wheelchair

Lane Chasek

The only reason I’ve seen Space Jam: A New Legacy so much recently is because I wanted to avoid talking to my wife.

Looking For Love At A Celibate Barbecue photo
September 12, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Looking For Love At A Celibate Barbecue

Joe Leonard

“And then after I came out to my wife, she stumbled across People Can Change,” said the man from Fresno.

Making you come is like holding a firework: the Marital Benefits of Sexting photo
August 29, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Making you come is like holding a firework: the Marital Benefits of Sexting

Shelby Hinte

Marriage is often thought of as having little to do with eroticism.1

I met my husband while bartending in Oakland. He applied to be the new chef. Tattooed knuckles. Chubby cheeks. Full beard.

My Chinese Mother Snagged My Husband of 40 Years photo
August 15, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

My Chinese Mother Snagged My Husband of 40 Years

Yvonne Liu

My mother had been on a rampage to find me a husband since I started college.

How To Unclog Your Lover’s Toilet photo
August 8, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

How To Unclog Your Lover’s Toilet

Misha Scott

The whole first week after moving into his Brooklyn apartment – our apartment he keeps correcting me – I’m horribly constipated.

The Ball Dropped, Honey! photo
August 1, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

The Ball Dropped, Honey!

Darina Sikmashvili

Oh, absolutely a mistake to have given the wealthy Protein Bar Daddy my number.

I Planned to Ask You to Prom photo
July 11, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

I Planned to Ask You to Prom

Cassidy Bull

Seventeen days since you spoke your last words to me. They repeat themselves in my mind, I never want to forget them.

My Boyfriend Who Lives in Canada photo
July 4, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

My Boyfriend Who Lives in Canada

jen ly

We get back together, because of course we do. He is better, now. Therapy helps both of us.

The Embarrassing Desires of An Ex-Chasidic College Student photo
June 27, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

The Embarrassing Desires of An Ex-Chasidic College Student

Allie Zenwirth

My grandfather drives me up to Sarah Lawrence choking back tears. As soon as he leaves, I cut off my earlocks in the bathroom and change into Outside World clothing.

Sphere photo
June 20, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Sphere

Iva Moore

I saw into the face tattooed on his thigh and thought, I am not afraid.

Every time I smell chlorine I think I’m in a brothel photo
June 13, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Every time I smell chlorine I think I’m in a brothel

Rupert Taylor

Going to work after you’ve been on an meth bender in a brothel is not a good idea,

Sunshine & Triple Antibiotic photo
June 6, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Sunshine & Triple Antibiotic

Janna Jay

My father locked his children up in a house for years for fear that they would die of pesticides from plants. More than that, we were locked in our rooms with a gate.

How We Looked Together photo
May 30, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

How We Looked Together

Unity

The first six months I took hormones I was frumpy and ridiculous looking. I didn’t know anything about makeup or styling

The End of Small Talk photo
May 23, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

The End of Small Talk

Kelsey Swintek

 

Tim tells me that broke up is strong language to use. I wonder how he would describe our ending. Broke up implies an entity to be broken, but we never made it that far. I still don't know what we

Why Are You Doing This To Me photo
May 16, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Why Are You Doing This To Me

Paulina Pinsky

I was with a Serbian who said, “Tonight is about your pleasure,” so I was doing great.

Would You Still Like Me If photo
May 9, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Would You Still Like Me If

Delia Rainey

I’ve been trying to find this quote by Chris Kraus from Aliens & Anorexia I think, but the quote is nowhere in my notebooks, even though I remember writing it down obsessively.

He tells me Bob Ross was in the war in Vietnam photo
May 2, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

He tells me Bob Ross was in the war in Vietnam

Danielle Chelosky

The night before Easter he ties his belt around my neck and gives it to me to hold.

Only in a Dystopia Could The Bachelor Exist: Matt James Edition photo
April 25, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Only in a Dystopia Could The Bachelor Exist: Matt James Edition

Victor Glass

He was black, handsome, and nonthreatening, so white people loved him.

Writing Is Just Shitting photo
April 11, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Writing Is Just Shitting

Julie Chen

you have probably peed with everyone you’ve ever loved, including the woman you do right now

The Ocean is so Glad you're not Seventeen Again photo
April 4, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

The Ocean is so Glad you're not Seventeen Again

Arah McManamna

When he drops you off at home you realize the soles of your feet are covered in tar.

Not It photo
March 28, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Not It

Irene Villaseñor

Why are you telling me this?

I just want you to know.

Friendly Ghosting photo
March 7, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Friendly Ghosting

Meriwether Clarke

Sometimes I imagine I’ll get a long email from her, explaining why, when a family reunion stopped her from coming on the trip, she gave up on our friendship. Did I somehow offend her?

A  Love Letter,  Too  Late photo
February 14, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

A  Love Letter,  Too  Late

Rhiannon Jones

I  tried  several  times  to  break  up  with  him.  He  said  things  like,  ‘Don’t  do  this  to  me’,  and,  ‘I  don’t  want  to  be  alone’.  I  think  he  thought  I  was  cruel ...

My Terrible Purpose photo
February 7, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

My Terrible Purpose

Unity

 Where was my pimp? My boss? My daddy? I wanted a man from a Lana Del Rey song. 

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Worsted

Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily

 

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub