Archive for April, 2016

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 24: Letter From The Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, It’s an instrumental time for all of us. It’s a time where we tantalize the idea of voting for “lesser evils” in fear of preventing a greater one. It’s a time where we muster the motivation to carry through with our New Years’ resolutions, with our dreams, or give up and […]

The Phantom by Rachel Toliver

I trace out his mask in math class, lingering over its asymmetry. I add an engorged and lurid-looking rose. I write the word Phantom, in my best Broadway script. At home, in my room, alone, I stroke the playbill’s satin cover. It’s not a crush—not exactly. It’s not like I write I heart Phantom on […]