hobart logo

Showing results for September, 2021

Copacetic photo
September 30, 2021 | Nonfiction

Copacetic

Kira K. Homsher

She’ll be 92 this year and her memory’s shot; she called me three times this year to wish me a happy birthday and didn’t even get the month right. She hasn’t forgotten her car, though.

My Roommate from Eleven North photo
September 29, 2021 | Nonfiction

My Roommate from Eleven North

Barrie Miskin

They liked to brag. Who had the highest dose of anti-psychotic medication? Who had gone the furthest off the rails during a manic episode? And they loved to boast about their suicide attempts. Whose was the most gruesome?

The Road photo
September 29, 2021 | Poetry

The Road

Leonel Sánchez Lopez

a new matchbook

Unity Trash photo
September 29, 2021 | Nonfiction

Unity Trash

Kate McLean

When Tony died, I stopped recycling. The kind of power play that was both meaningful and meaningless.

Lower East Side, January 1978 photo
September 28, 2021 | Poetry

Lower East Side, January 1978

Reuben Gelley Newman

Steven Hall lounges on the stoop...

One Night photo
September 27, 2021 | Fiction

One Night

Jacques Denault

The old man kicked us out after the fight.

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.

Speak Easy photo
September 24, 2021 | Fiction

Speak Easy

Alex Evans

I left the kitchen door unlocked by mistake, and I suppose that’s how the raccoon came in.

Lighten Up photo
September 23, 2021 | Poetry

Lighten Up

Kyla Houbolt

that big news billionaire / wants to ride his dick-shaped spaceship...

Two Poems photo
September 21, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Bee Morris

"Casual Tease" and "Aria"

Bride School Girls photo
September 20, 2021 | Fiction

Bride School Girls

Amanda Churchill

The Class of 1953 Tachikawa Air Base Bride School girls were fertile, well-fed and rested.

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.

No News photo
September 17, 2021 | Nonfiction

No News

SJ Han

A ferry will capsize with 476 people on board.

Devoted and Very Fine Hunters photo
September 16, 2021 | Poetry

Devoted and Very Fine Hunters

Isaac George Lauritsen

Life is viciously short.

Dumb and Wide photo
September 15, 2021 | Fiction

Dumb and Wide

Mary B. Sellers

"Me, all scatter-shotted words I tried out in the air ..."

i love volcanos photo
September 14, 2021 | Poetry

i love volcanos

Nolan Perla-Ward

i wanna drift like they do...

Eating Oaks photo
September 13, 2021 | Nonfiction

Eating Oaks

Jim Krosschell

Spring was months away; I could pretend peril didn’t exist.

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.

The Whaling Wives of Nantucket photo
September 10, 2021 | Nonfiction

The Whaling Wives of Nantucket

Amy Zaranek

I didn’t want the water badly enough to die for it.

KICH-KA photo
September 9, 2021 | Poetry

KICH-KA

Yanita Georgieva

Do you hear it there?

This Town Ain’t Big Enough photo
September 8, 2021 | Fiction

This Town Ain’t Big Enough

Scott Limbrick

The moment the cowboy bursts into the saloon, doors swinging wide, conversations splitting into silence, it’s already over.

Looking photo
September 7, 2021 | Poetry

Looking

Steven Tagle

a new villanelle

The Reward; When Things Repeat photo
September 6, 2021 | Nonfiction

The Reward; When Things Repeat

Sean Thomas Dougherty

Don’t they let you? Don’t they ever let you lay down your head?

The Myth of Healing photo
September 5, 2021 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Myth of Healing

Barrie Miskin

n the car, on the way to the hospital, I put my head in my lap and my hands over my ears, willing the city to disappear.

Summerboy photo
September 3, 2021 | Poetry

Summerboy

NM Esc

i always loved to keep a summerboy around...

Errors photo
September 2, 2021 | Fiction

Errors

Joe Truscello

But the shortstop is still bothered.

Two Poems photo
September 1, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rachel Stempel

"Hot Girl Manifesto" and "Blockbuster"

About Fucking photo
September 1, 2021 | Fiction

About Fucking

Gabriel Smith

So obviously I couldn’t do it. She would have known it was real.