Fiction

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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,...

Bob and Carol Goodman had taken their summer vacations down on the Jersey Shore for the past several years. It was always a pleasant time with their three children. This year, however, on the suggestion of a mutual friend, they were thinking of...
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 email their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar....

A long, exposed T-beam cut the room in half and was covered in tacked-on dollar bills. “K+D, WANY” was written on one in thick black Sharpie. All of the other bills were covered in similar markings of blue or black ink.

Wednesday, January 28, at 8 a.m., after excavating the last chunk of formidable plow wake at the end of your driveway, you’re once again conferred the privilege of taking your wheels out on the neighborhood for a — thankfully we’re...

Part Two My husband and I never missed a rent payment. The money was always deducted from our checking account by the landlord. Eight months into my pregnancy with the twins, maternity clothes sized in extra large no longer fit me. My bottom half...