Categories for 2013 Literary Prize Submissions

Lost in Space

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The place was packed. If everyone stayed, or even more people came, this would be our biggest-ever show. We were... Read Story

A Love Letter

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

A Love Letter By Sara Bloom Dear reader, I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately, especially since Hurricane Sandy.... Read Story

The Naked Kingdom

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The Naked Kingdom, by Joe Carson I remember being ten and climbing through the narrow passages between the limbs of... Read Story

Smacked

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

It is hard to describe that day. The day I buried my old friend, who could not stop injecting heroin... Read Story

House Thoughts

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

New age loonies say well water and septic tanks equal bad mojo. The house in Noyac where I used to... Read Story

A Montauk Memory

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Whitecaps roll in. I watch as they collide and break, spreading white foam in arcs that bubble and pop before... Read Story

Celebrity Sightings

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS by Harvey Feinstein You know their faces from television. You’ve seen them in the movies or read about... Read Story

Summer Mail

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

SUMMER MAIL General Delivery East Hampton, N.Y. 11937 May 11, 2013 Dear Maxine: Hearing from me will probably be a... Read Story

Deer Run Diary

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

DEER RUN DIARY Feb. 14 Breakfast with Maureen at Hampton Coffee Company. She orders grapefruit juice and poached eggs. I... Read Story

Learning to Grow

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

I didn’t want my children to attend Stella Maris, not that year, anyway. I mean, I’m not even Catholic, although... Read Story

Ode to Bruce

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

It began as a simple end of the day trail ride, but quickly turned into an incident that we would... Read Story

Dear Montauk

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Dear Montauk: For as long as I can remember I could not live without you. You were in my veins... Read Story

Deerfest

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Deerfest by JZ Holden To cull, or not to cull: that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler to suffer the... Read Story

Aids Benefit

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Irina Martkovich 425 9th Street Greenport, New York 11944 (631) 477-6912 / Irina@OhWhataMassage.com Words: 602 AIDS BENEFIT The sun was... Read Story

Woody Herman 1982

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

WOODY HERMAN 1982 RELEGATED TO THE CELLAR You’d think an intimate conversation with vintage, creative jazz artist, the great Woody... Read Story

Family

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

There are numerous words I can think of to describe the Hamptons: Warm. Peaceful. Welcoming. Charming. Sublime. Exquisite. Majestic. But... Read Story

Dreaming En Route

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Dreaming En Route By Marilyn Andretta I could picture the house, a traditional white clapboard with black shutters sitting in... Read Story

East End Exploration

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

East End Exploration Sometimes you find yourself looking at surprisingly odd things that reconfigure your thoughts about your world. I... Read Story

Passing It On

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

PASSING IT ON BY MEA TOWNSEND We swooped up the 1841 white Georgian house with black shutters, picket fence, large... Read Story

Magdalena

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Magdalena Magdalena lived in a hotel in Amagansett, a big boxy structure with rows of rooms looking out over the... Read Story

The Porch

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Back and forth, back and forth. The breeze is making its way by smoothly touching my face and playing with... Read Story

Telling Time

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

“I have to say, you have made a completely wrong decision. You don’t do that very often, but you did... Read Story

Gillhampton

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The inaugural GrillHampton was an evening of fine food and a festive atmosphere, enjoyed by guests and chefs from the... Read Story

Idyll Love

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The expressway became a dirt road, back then, at exit 73. We cut through a ghost town called Riverhead and... Read Story

Hunga-Hunga

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

HUNGA HUNGA. Uncle Gus always said as we turned down the corner to Amagansett. As a kid I never knew... Read Story

The Mysterious Deed

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

THE MYSTERIOUS DEED Old Frieda Lawrence ceaselessly led the search through every conceivable hiding place in the Landmark Bookshop for... Read Story

A Cautionary Tale

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

A Cautionary Tale There’s nothing like a family will to get that family wishing they’d never heard of each other,... Read Story

Storm

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Storm on Dune Road Molly, who is a golden retriever, and I were spending a lazy day in the sun, splashing... Read Story

Celestial Reckoning

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

“He is dying, Aphrodite; luxuriant Adonis is dying. What should we do? Beat your breasts, young maidens. And tear your... Read Story

Road Rage

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Road Rage I am running errands in Southampton Village, driving my Chevy Tracker on a Saturday Morning. This glorious late... Read Story

The Searcher

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

“I’ve been on Driveabout,” was Jeffrey’s way of explaining his reappearance in our lives that summer. “And I have Good... Read Story

The Old Tree

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The Old Tree By Michael Casper Along North Sea Mecox Rd. in Southampton, between David White’s Lane and Long Springs... Read Story

Before I Forget

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

“Before I Forget…” Dickens began: “I am born…”; Camus: “Mamam est morte…”; at my age, “Before I Forget..” makes more... Read Story

North Fork Wines

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

NORTH FORK WINES by WILLIAM SOKOLIN Every North Fork vineyard is located between Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay. Incredible... Read Story

Geography Lessons

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

GEOGRAPHY LESSONS I.“Great deposits of till and boulder clay that lay beneath the glaciers were abandoned in situ, and remain... Read Story

Common Ground

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

I like people who plant flowers between their hedge and the road, or rather, I imagine I would like them.... Read Story

To Mother, With Love

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

TO MOTHER,WITH LOVE A Son’s Tribute for Eden Guevara Baradi Montauk Community Church, Montauk, NY, February 25, 2012 One cannot... Read Story

Aunt Connye’s

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

My family moved to Bellmore in 1959. For those of you who don’t know, Bellmore sits in between the Meadowbrook... Read Story

The Slant of Light

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

C.D.Rawicz East Hampton. 07/31/13 The Slant of Light Once more, the phrase popularized by Theodore Roosevelt, “Walk softly and carry... Read Story

The Wild Fire

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The Wild Fire The year I was born Tom Hanks was nominated best actor for his role in Forest Gump,... Read Story

Monarch Mother

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Mommy is sitting on the stool in front of the easel by the yellow slide painting green apples and coke... Read Story