Orthographics is a minimalist engagement with experiences of reading, playing at the ‘subliteral’ limits of orthographic difference and with how we may understand such differences as operative in writing. Work on Orthographics is ongoing. From line to line in the text printed here the difference will either be purely subliteral, or will involve the replacement of one or other word with another word that may subsequently allow a subliteral difference to provide a new word-to-be-read.