Fiction

The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction or memoir, of up to 2,000 words. Please send submissions for review by email, in text or Word format, to...

Joe and Mack were two guys who simply could not get along. This was a problem since they worked almost side by side in the office. A certain whistle, tap of a pencil, or voice inflection and Joe was at Mack’s throat. Nobody was ever sure why,...

The drive along the Southern State Parkway was terrifying, as Emma pictured the accident in her mind over and over again and jumped as a car roared past her going at least 90. She inched her way through the hamlets of Amityville, Bay Shore, and...

I met Walker back in the 1980s when I was doing public relations and marketing for a boutique law firm that specialized in real estate transactions. While escorting me to the elevators, one of the firm’s lawyers lightly touched my elbow and...

Back in the day, living with my family in East Hampton, I had neither the right vehicle, despite the efforts of Mr. DiSunno, from whom I had purchased my Dodge in Amagansett, nor the expertise to drive back and forth to Queens College twice a week,...

Fire
The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction or memoir, of up to 2,000 words. Please send submissions for review by email, in text or Word format, to...

After I graduated “stew school” at Capitol International Airways on June 18, 1971, I got to fly all over the world. It was during the glamour days of flying — little white gloves, shoulder-padded blue skirt suits, coiffed hairdos,...

What does it take to make my day? What brings a lilt to my step, half a smile, perhaps an amused preoccupation? These admittedly cliché experiences in and of themselves feel foolish and at the same time perfectly all right. Will anyone care,...