Categories for 2012 Literary Prize Submissions

The End

November 27, 2012 8:10 pm Published by

THE END Richard Scholer This is the beginning of the end. I titled this paper the end because, for me,... Read Story

Lost And Found

November 26, 2012 10:02 pm Published by

  Lost and Found By Kenneth Spadafora       “Hazy Hot and Humid” the radio announcer chortled suddenly, waking... Read Story

See No Evil

November 26, 2012 9:55 pm Published by

        During the last great depression, the WPA sent writers and photographers to the heartland to document... Read Story

Focal Point

November 26, 2012 9:53 pm Published by

Focal Point By Julie Cahn   It used to be that when you were pregnant and in a Lamaze program... Read Story

Summer Break

November 26, 2012 9:51 pm Published by

Summer Break by Julie Burroughs Erdman             The photograph betrayed nothing of my internal storm. Bikini clad, smiling, and tan... Read Story

The Millstone Tavern

November 26, 2012 9:41 pm Published by

THE MILLSTONE TAVERN, MOM AND THE PINK CADILLAC By Joyce DeCordova The time was the ’60’s and The Millstone Tavern... Read Story

Out East

November 26, 2012 9:36 pm Published by

Out East By Joshua McCuen   PortJeffersoncan neither be defined asEastern Long Islandnor a commuter town toManhattan. Somewhat lost, it... Read Story

Snow Day

November 26, 2012 9:33 pm Published by

Snow Day By Joe Trezza   Rare birds are the ultimate puppet-masters.   Whether it be a dazzling harlequin duck... Read Story


November 26, 2012 9:30 pm Published by

They said she lost control of her vehicle, they also said she was ejected from it. But that’s not what... Read Story

A Helping Hand

November 26, 2012 9:22 pm Published by

    A Helping Hand By Jonathan Caiola           I was hit by a train and lived.  You know what? ... Read Story

Into The Valley

November 26, 2012 9:05 pm Published by

Into The Valley   By Joel Reitman     “This is the train to Penn Station; the next stop isHicksville,”... Read Story


November 26, 2012 8:39 pm Published by

  Procession By Becky Cole                 In late August the leaves have turned... Read Story


November 26, 2012 8:29 pm Published by

Madoff-West   The People Behind Madoff Also Wanted THE WHITE HOUSE   My Personal Tragedy is Purely Coincidental   By... Read Story

Golf Slut

November 26, 2012 8:16 pm Published by

Golf Slut by Joanne Pateman OK, I admit it. I’m a golf slut. I golf around. I play golf wherever... Read Story

Inspired By A Place

November 26, 2012 8:04 pm Published by

  Inspired by a Place By Jeralyn Lash-Sands Pine Neck has been described as a populated place in Suffolk County. ... Read Story


November 26, 2012 7:58 pm Published by

      Lifeguard By Jennifer Hull     My sister Elena thought he was dead.  His skin had turned... Read Story

Full Circle

November 26, 2012 7:56 pm Published by

Full Circle By Jennifer Hartig   What can I tell you?…..  I’ve been living here in theHamptonsfor the past eight... Read Story

East End Light

November 26, 2012 7:53 pm Published by

  EAST END LIGHT J.J. Corwin      September seems to be acknowledged by both Shelter Island residents and frequent visitors... Read Story

Love And Loss

November 26, 2012 7:47 pm Published by

LOVE and LOSS By Jean Pacheco             I was born and raised onLong Islandand have always been an animal  ... Read Story

That Special Place

November 26, 2012 7:35 pm Published by

That Special Place By Jason E. Hill Like the fluid motion of a swinging pendulum, the thunderous rhythm of the... Read Story

Sunrise Highway

November 26, 2012 7:23 pm Published by

SunriseHighway By James McGaugney   There is a road that takes me to a land where many people roam.  It’s... Read Story

Magic Shirts

November 26, 2012 7:20 pm Published by

Magic Shirts James K. Phillips   Pow-wow season has arrived and as usual everything is being done now that should... Read Story

The Garden Club

November 26, 2012 7:09 pm Published by

The Garden Club By Irwin Gretczko This is an email to an old girlfriend who I hadn’t seen in 30... Read Story

Berry Picking

November 26, 2012 7:03 pm Published by

    BerryPicking: A Memoir Hortense S. Gordon WANTED:       Blueberry Pickers – Age, Sex and Marital Status not important… However,... Read Story

Living With Water

November 26, 2012 6:56 pm Published by

Living With Water Heather C. Meehan             On the eastern end ofLong Island, one can always feel the presence of... Read Story

Potato Road

November 26, 2012 6:46 pm Published by

POTATO ROAD By Heather Buchanan He went there to get away from a woman.  Thirty years later I went there... Read Story

The Gambler

November 26, 2012 6:38 pm Published by

By Gerlad A. Kasten   I was a young ambitious kid envious of a rich man I knew.   So... Read Story

Great Vibrations

November 26, 2012 6:26 pm Published by

Great Vibrations Gail Zappone Every year I gain energy from the parade.  In Southamptonon the 4th of July the festivities... Read Story


November 26, 2012 6:16 pm Published by

  Hillcrest                                    Fred Andrews       In my sunset years I opted to become a volunteer fire fighter,... Read Story

What The Dickens

November 26, 2012 5:18 pm Published by

WHAT THE DICKENS By Francie Scanlon It’s the bicentennial of my birth.  It’s actually the real reason that the City... Read Story


November 26, 2012 5:15 pm Published by

      Sharks By FlynnBerry             While surfing, I like to remind myself that people attacked by sharks are... Read Story


November 26, 2012 5:02 pm Published by

Flanders By Elaine Feerick   Ask any non-Long Islander about the town,Flanders, and you are likely to get a blank... Read Story

A Gift

November 26, 2012 4:42 pm Published by

A Gift By Eileen Smith We called it “the end,” and in truth it was.  It was where the paved... Read Story

How To Drive A Car

November 26, 2012 4:40 pm Published by

 How To Drive a Car                                                             By Edwin German   I played three games of handball this morning atStotzskyParkin Riverhead, ... Read Story

Mean High Water

November 26, 2012 4:07 pm Published by

Mean High Water By Don Matheson   Come toEastern Long Islandto be…happy.  Leave your worries on theIslandofManhattan. Long Islandis for fun.... Read Story

Nearly New

November 26, 2012 4:03 pm Published by

  Nearly New By Diane Hallett   DearColumbusNewcomers:   I’m hoping that you folks still remember me and that you... Read Story

Turning Forty

November 26, 2012 4:01 pm Published by

    Turning forty — a time when no ordinary party will do By Diane Greenberg At a clearing in... Read Story

The Walker

November 26, 2012 3:51 pm Published by

  The Walker By Denise Meehan   There’s a strong wind from the north today. I ignore the fact that... Read Story


November 26, 2012 3:49 pm Published by

Signs By Denise Meehan   The tide is going out. The magic of the morning light onShinnecockBayis long gone, and... Read Story

Beach Art

November 26, 2012 3:45 pm Published by

BEACH ART By Debbie Slevin   I bought a painting this weekend inPhiladelphia. It’s a beachy picture of a woman... Read Story

Tamed Woods

November 26, 2012 3:39 pm Published by

Tamed Woods – An Urban Boy Scout Tames the East Hampton Wild By David Mazujian Ahhh, summer in The Hamptons. ... Read Story

North Fork Turnpike

November 26, 2012 3:30 pm Published by

The North Fork Turnpike By Dante E. Morelli             To all of the citizens of the North Fork, I owe... Read Story

Scallop Pond

November 26, 2012 3:06 pm Published by

    SCALLOP POND by Claudia Silberlicht   When my friend’s dog was diagnosed with Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyleopathy, a spinal... Read Story

Warm Honeydew

November 21, 2012 9:32 pm Published by

  Warm Honeydew By Christian Westerman   Anyone can go to the supermarket and buy it by the pound, then... Read Story

Coming Home

November 21, 2012 9:29 pm Published by

Coming home By Christian LaFreniere She is gone. I retreated from the safety of my house repeating those words and... Read Story

About A Devotion

November 21, 2012 9:07 pm Published by

About A Devotion By Charles Santorello   Religion, a complicated devotion practiced amongst ourselves as human beings, would seem to... Read Story

Smells Like Camp

November 21, 2012 9:00 pm Published by

Smells Like Camp   By Carolyn (Kist) Kirby     Have you ever noticed how sometimes just a smell can... Read Story

Water People

November 21, 2012 8:57 pm Published by

Water People By Carolyn Brown   We really knew that we were “water people” when my husband’s company was making... Read Story

Dream Come True

November 21, 2012 8:56 pm Published by

Dream Come True By Carolyn Browne   My husband thought it was just a lot of talk.  I believed it... Read Story

Camp Granada

November 21, 2012 8:55 pm Published by

Camp Granada By Carlonie Hunt “Mudda Fadda kindly disregard this letter”   This place is dreadful.  I don’t want to... Read Story

The Paper

November 20, 2012 9:57 pm Published by

  The Paper By Kate Maier   I simply adored working for the paper. Make no mistake, I would never... Read Story