fiction

      “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 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...

   In the first year after his death, I had remembered my father often. Or at least I’d hear his voice frequently, reminding me that my mother loved violets or to check in on my brother. It’s your responsibility, I’d...

   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...

1943, Budapest

   We wind up the narrow stairs you find in the old farmhouses in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  This land of rolling hills was once traversed by the Turtle Clan of the Lenape.  The Europeans arrived, building stone houses like...

PART TWO
   Franklin was flattered. Fifi knew that a long time ago he had been a songwriter, and some of the children’s songs he and his writing partner had written were still around.
    “When...

   With 30 minutes remaining before his daughter’s transcontinental flight was scheduled to land, Franklin made his way to the gate.

Do not look for fairies
In these glens.

I have come, far too late, to see the old things,
Even to see my granddad’s birthplace.
“ ’Twas last a stable,” I was told.

But...