Fiction

    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...

   Ellen Aspumante stood in front of the mirror hanging over her dresser and thought she looked terrific. Her hair was just like she liked it — the curls bouncing and framing her face perfectly, the little wave at the end of her...

   Standing outside of Saint Philomena Church, Father Stoltz exchanges pleasantries with his parishioners.   Please join us for dinner tonight, Father. My dad is visiting us for the long weekend,” a well-dressed woman says...

   My mother didn’t have a long childhood. The Great Depression didn’t allow it. Her father, a bricklayer, couldn’t find steady work. Her mother couldn’t either; but her biggest financial contribution made up for...

   Right across from Riverside Church and at the crest of a hill that slopes down to the river is a small stone monument surrounded by an iron-spike fence. It dates to 1797 and is inscribed to the memory of “An Amiable Child,”...
   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...

   It was the last weekend in the month of April. Blissfully, on that Saturday, I awoke to filtered morning sunshine streaming into my room; strong rays of light were piercing around the corners of the drawn bedroom blinds.

      “The only thing worse than a lawyer counting his money is when he’s counting someone else’s.”    While they waited for the turkey to defrost, Seth and Stella sat on the sofa in her...
   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...