Archive for October, 2015

Meg Tuite Reviews ‘The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales’ by Laura Madeline Wiseman

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of more than a dozen books and chapbooks and the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her books are Wake (Aldrich Press, 2015), American Galactic (Martian Lit Books, 2014), Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014), Queen of the […]

Wealth and Charity in the Trump Tower by Erika Price

Katie used to spin the ring on her middle finger using her thumb. The ring was a thin band set inside another thicker one, sitting on a groove, so it could rotate and whirr at her prompting. It made a terrible clicking sound. She wore lots of rings, wood and steel and bead, on every […]

Ray Nessly Reviews ‘Miss Emily’ by Nuala O’Connor

Miss Emily is outstanding historical fiction by Nuala O’Connor, known to many readers by her Irish name, Nuala Ní Chonchúir. She is the acclaimed author of two novels (The Closet Of Savage Mementos; You), five collections of short stories, and four collections of poetry. The chapters of this novel—short, lean and lyrical—alternate between the first […]

Minneapolis by Ashley Emiko

I can’t get him off my mind. Him: Single Black male from Michigan stationed on the corner of Nicolett and 20th, Loring Park, Minneapolis. “You’re beautiful,” he told me. “You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.” He repeated it again and again. “What’s your nationality?” I paused like I always do. I hate this question. My nationality—the nation […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 21: Letter From The Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, For almost every one of us, there’s a stark reality looming just outside our homes, and it’s not our own. We can’t control it. We can’t alter it. We can’t tap into it and will it to let us pass by unseen, unharmed, or untouched.  Every day when we step into […]