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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. 

KID photo
January 31, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

KID

Kyra Baldwin

I was nineteen, still felt like a kid, and Tom seemed to like me. 

You Believe photo
January 24, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

You Believe

Griffin McPartland

City of Light photo
January 17, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

City of Light

S. Elizabeth Sigler

When Harrison came back to work two days later he handed me a piece of notebook paper that had been folded into a perfect square. On the outside it read: a reply, as promised…

Without A Happy Ending photo
January 10, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Without A Happy Ending

Sara Tabin

The diary didn’t have many entries, but it revealed how lonely Sarah had felt.

A List of Good Enough Things photo
January 3, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

A List of Good Enough Things

Shreya Vikram

My happiest memories all involve an intense desire to be strangled. 

Parking Lot Neon photo
December 27, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Parking Lot Neon

Ryan Norman

Maybe I’d hang out in the locker room and find someone who would treat me better. Maybe I’d go to Taco Bell and eat in the parking lot.

Bodrum photo
December 13, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Bodrum

C. R. Resetarits

I smile now, waiting, always waiting, for you to reappear and remember me ...

for E photo
November 29, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

for E

Olivia Braley

My friends and I would see you on the streets and say you looked like a villain. Slicked back black hair, tall and thin, distrusting gaze, but handsome. All sinister swagger.

Fifteen Minutes photo
November 22, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Fifteen Minutes

Nicolo Gentile

1985: the year of “high-risk” and Careless Whispers. His appearance was brief —lasting all of ten second— but there he was, following an interview between Debbie Harry and Nick Rhodes on the Palladium. 

Love Letter in 2020 photo
November 15, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

Love Letter in 2020

Cory Liang

Last Christmas, you asked for my latest address and sent a postcard all the way from Paris. There was a close-up shot of Hemingway’s face on the front. On the back, you wrote: “You deserve all the good in the world.” I took a picture of it but never sent anything back.

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HARDCORE

Mik Grantham

 

"Mik Grantham is a real killer. One of my favorite artists working today. HARDCORE is not hard to read"

 - Bud Smith, author of Teenager (Vintage) 

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"Her Lesser Work is far and away my favorite of your books, and 'G.O.A.T' in particular is a blast of brilliance."

     -Garielle Lutz

"Um, is 'Plant Hospital' both the hottest story and the hottest piece of literary gossip of the decade?!"

     -Rebecca van Laer

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.