Fiction

Jenn says that Tucker is her dog with special needs. “Yeah,” says Bryan, her husband, “he hit the jackpot when he got us as owners.” Jennifer and Bryan are both veterinarians. Tucker is their 7-year-old oversize golden...

Breaking out of prison isn’t hard, you’ve just got to be patient, watchful, and lucky. If you can get those three stars aligned, eventually your time will come. My time came just before midnight on Dec. 31, 1932. That would be eight...

Did we start on shaky ground?                You bet we did, three children, my husband Marty and I, pulling into the driveway of our new East Hampton home (we bought from the Barrys). We were...

In the old days of the garment center, if you walked into Dubrow’s cafeteria on Seventh Avenue for your morning coffee, you would enter a world of cutters, pressers, and pattern makers, all unemployed or laid off. You would hear the stories of...

If you saw Will on the street in his early 60s, you would think he looked like an aged James Cagney after nights of heavy drinking and little sleep. He was a small, wiry, angry man. Indeed, anger consumed him: a fire he could not extinguish. Offhand...

It’s 1961. Castro has taken over Cuba. My parents have a lot of discussions about the Communist Party. I hear what they’re saying, but the truth is I don’t think about it much. When they’re talking and talking, I think about...

When I was a child, the grass in our backyard was a vivid shade of green, and the sky a deep blue. Our family life was like living in a colorful water globe that changed hues with each passing year.  The modest brick ranch we lived in was our...

Jack Day half smiled at the sight of his father sipping coffee in the kitchen beside the bay window he helped him install upon his mother’s request weeks before she passed away almost a year ago.

Part Two While still in the home port of Odessa, Nathan sent a telegram to Benjamin informing him of the name and route of the ship, so he could track their passage. Their room was spare, gray, and made of steel, with one small bunk and a rack...