Posts Tagged “literature”

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 32: Letter From the Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, Eventually, we all realize the special sincerity of the roles we choose to undertake. As months percolate into years, true enjoyment comes from being involved in something larger than ourselves. First joining as a reader, then associate publisher, and finally, acting as the Managing Editor of Literary Orphans Journal for the […]

Little Warrior Brother by Gabe Keith [Excerpt]

Little Warrior Brother by Gabe Keith is available on Amazon in both print and digital format. Her paws scrape against the road’s surface as she slowly hobbles up to the back end of my post. My bunkered position rises from the middle of the road in a half-assed tower of stacked sandbags on top of […]

Scott Waldyn Reviews The City, Awake by Duncan Barlow

It’s difficult to talk about The City, Awake by Duncan Barlow (published by Stalking Horse Press) without spoiling the mystery, but the novel is unlike any thriller I’ve read before. It’s dark, moody, and buried deep within the towering skyscrapers of a cityscape that seems larger than life, and it’s also a thoughtful exploration of the mind. In […]

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 […]

Daughter of the Universe by Amanda Montell

I don’t know if there were other kids. So far no one I’ve asked has confirmed. I’ll probably never be sure if on different days or in different cities, other sixth graders were tracing my footsteps at the public library. Nervously shuffling past the popular reads—Harry Potter, A Wrinkle In Time—toward a dustier shelf of […]