Literary Orphans

Literary Orphans Issue 37: Domino

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 37: Domino.


ISSUE 37: Letter From The Editor 2 min
Lucky D. by Ray Nessly 1 min
Dumbo and Me by Brett Riley 7 min
Atomirotica by Ellen Morris Prewitt 3 min
Gay Degani Reviews 'The Heart Crossways' by James Claffey 2 min

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Featured Art

Chelsea Sturgill — Artist Profile

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General Prose

An Apology by Stacy Trautwein Burns 4 min
A Haircut and a Lollipop by J. C. Lazarus 6 min
The Things You Can’t Control by John Mancini 4 min
The Promotion by Karin Aurino 3 min
When the Devil’s Loose by Ashton Russell 3 min
You-Know-Where by Julia Gerhardt 3 min
The Cove by Robert Crooke 8 min
Miss Subways by Ralph Uttaro 7 min
Classics by Kim Magowan 8 min
Picasso I can help you by Philip Berry 1 min
Her Name was Lola by Mary Thompson 2 min
How to Go Blind by Christopher Allen 2 min
Rank and File by Jessica Evans 3 min
Block Island by Bonnie E. Carlson 2 min

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General Poetry

"Maureen Thinks About Her Daughter, Laura"
and "Owning Her Death"
by Marc Tretin
1 min
English Campaign for the Sciences by Kate Burnham 1 min
"Ain't the Same Lush I Used to Be" and "Who lives?" by Sara Natale 1 min
a través de los años by Lexy Chilson 2 min
Eva and the Planchette by Erin Emily Ann Vance 1 min
TOGETHER by Connie Woodring 1 min
Nobody Puts Smart Watch In A Corner by Leanne Kelly 1 min
Excellent Adventure by Gerard Sarnat 1 min
"outdated," "exoskeleton," and "demon" by Uma Menon 2 min
Brief Encounters with a Ghost by Grace Zhang 1 min