Literary Orphans

Literary Orphans Issue 36: Nichelle

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 36: Nichelle.



ISSUE 36: Letter From The Editor 2 min
Elaine Neil Orr: A Search For Home by Beth Copeland 11 min
An Interview With Tim Flannery by Amy Wright 13 min
An Interview With Grant Faulkner by T.L. Sherwood 3 min
An Interview With Nathan Elias by Scott Waldyn 10 min

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Featured Art

Jaime Ryan – Artist Profile

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General Prose

Things That Used to Be Safe by Francine Witte 1 min
Birds Are Older Than We Are by Adam Lock 3 min
True Love Waits by z.t. wiser 7 min
Winning by Stephanie Sushko 5 min
Two Deaths Foretold: Yours And the Weatherman's by Joseph G. Peterson 4 min
Spare Change by Nicholas MacDonnell 5 min
V.I. by T.J. Gerlach 4 min
Then I Felt the Floor Beneath Me by Charles Rafferty 6 min
Everything That is Impossible by Michael Keefe 4 min
A Distressing State of Purity by Alle C. Hall 1 min
On Oxytocin by Sophie van Llewyn 2 min
Hawk Moth by Riley Whitfield 8 min
Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board by Lori Sambol Brody 3 min

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General Poetry

Lincoln’s Second Inauguration by William Miller 1 min
2011: On the Metro to Tahrir by Tamer Sa’id Mostafa 1 min
Remembering Life Before Scrolling, Feeds, Memberships,
and Double-Tapping
by Astrid Ferguson
1 min
Rosa Alchymist by Amy LeBlanc 1 min
Tonight, an Unstitched Wound by Lena Ziegler 2 min
She Says by Friday Faraday 1 min