fiction

   An icy fog clouded the eighth-floor windowpane in the Hyatt as soon as I eased my face against the glass. Specks of snow masquerading as white ash danced and twirled in eddies atop the wind that blew across the Danube. The falling snow...

   You try to lead a normal life, well as normal as possible, but as a Jewish vampire (kosher yet) I was having difficulties. Three hours after I moved into my new home on Mockingbird Lane; yes, I know it’s where the Munsters lived,...

   The era of the 1960s started with the torch being passed to a youthful and hopeful generation of Americans. The decade would start with the lofty aspirations of landing a man on the moon’s surface and safely returning them to the...

   In the student lounge of St. Mary’s College in Brooklyn, Marietta’s friend Linda pirouetted in front of the mirror, evaluating her attire for the spring dance that evening. With the point of her comb, she parted her shiny...

   In the student lounge of St. Mary’s College in Brooklyn, Marietta’s friend Linda pirouetted in front of the mirror, evaluating her attire for the spring dance that evening. With the point of her comb, she parted her shiny...

   For nine years, Victoria Gold considered herself lucky.                                The day her son Paul went missing...

   Miss Cagney, our petite third-grade teacher at Gilmore School, introduced her feisty fledglings to the exciting world of drama. Maybe having the surname of a famous screen actor inspired her to delve into staged dialogues, recitation,...

   I sat at the head of a table facing tall stained glass windows composed of multicolored squares of soft color. About a dozen people sat around the table, not talking, the atmosphere tense but expectant.
   The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.    Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word...