Literary Orphans

Literary Orphans Issue 33: Wilder

Literary Orphans is a flash fiction, poetry, and nonfiction magazine from the heart of Chicago. The writing in Literary Orphans is a mood more than a style. It’s the nervous glances back at your apartment when you go for a walk without your cell phone. It’s the nostalgia you have for squeaking cassette tapes and Soviet ICBMs. It’s an analog dream in a digital era. The writing in each Literary Orphans issue is an exorcism of the mind of its contributors, and reading the work here is putting up your fists and getting confrontational with solitude–solitude in a world where neon signs are out and LCD billboards are in, a world where you can’t think for following because everyone is doing all the thinking for you.

Get confrontational with solitude. Read Literary Orphans Issue 33: Wilder.


The Tavern Lantern

ISSUE 33: Letter From The Editor 2 min
We’ve been HACKED, The Tavern Lantern is Temporarily Down
by Mike Joyce
1 min
Live Ball by Tamara Adelman 3 min
James Claffey Reviews 'Monte Carlo Days & Nights' by Susan Tepper 2 min

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Featured Art

DML, Artist in Residence

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General Fiction

Two Arms and a Leg by Jeff Bakkensen 4 min
Twsted Sister by Liz Fyne 4 min
Beebaw's Endless Pocket by Tamika Thompson 6 min
Death is Dying for Those Who Wait by Lesley Weston 3 min
Conocimiento Informático by Sonya Wohletz 8 min
Wedding Portrait by Cassie Title 1 min
I Am Your Protagonist by Exodus Brownlow 4 min
Stained by Niamh Finnegan-Roberts 1 min
Car Crash While Channel-Surfing by Todd Mercer 2 min

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General Poetry

In The Aviary Thinking by Heather Sager 1 min
An Album Review: Tuesday Morning, 6AM-8AM by Sean Lyon 1 min
Mist Sketches by Arthur Griswold 1 min
A Script in My Pocket by Don L Robishaw 1 min
Swallows at Breakfast Time by Jack Little 1 min
The Kinky Lover by Anna Bledsoe 2 min
Your Body by Emily Laubham 1 min
D A R K by Malvika Jha 1 min