Categories for 2013 Literary Prize Submissions

A Little While

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

A Little While Our playground was a country farm-fenced street in Remsenburg, NY. Former potato fields had sprouted a handful... Read Story

Last Land Day

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Last Land Day When does the East End of Long Island run out of buildable land? Even this question is... Read Story

Back to Her Beach

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

BACK TO HER BEACH by Kathleen McCormack “No! No!” “Don’t do it!” ‘Big mistake!” But we did do it. Despite... Read Story

The Swing Tree

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The Swing Tree You’re gone now. Each time I pull in at the summer house, the realization hits me as... Read Story

High Speed Turns

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Greg Gaudet would drive to the Bridgeport Ferry, his eyes shielded by mirrored aviators, the Ray Bans favored by ex-military... Read Story

Lost Hampton Treasures

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Lost Hampton Treasures by Charles Dyner 10 Arbor Ct. Livingston, NJ 07039 C: 201. 707-0991 charlesdyner@comcast.net Yesterday was a busy... Read Story

Healing Powers

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Healing Powers by Cara J. Damer For years I had heard of the magic, the peace, the tranquility experienced when... Read Story

A New Home

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A NEW HOME Our first house always felt as if it was alive, as if it was a member of... Read Story

All The Same

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All The Same Old and tired is how I feel – not everyone who spends summers in the Hamptons is... Read Story

Tate

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“Well Julia, my Mother was not right to begin with. Boy, was she a tough woman though. She was born... Read Story

My Morning Walk

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

My morning walk. My daily walk, about three miles, to and from the beach, walking along Cobb Road to Flying... Read Story

The Beach

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The Beach By Dr. Gerald Leventhal The warmth of the early morning sun has already started to heat up our... Read Story

Deep Summer

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Deep Summer: That familiar faint rolling echoed distantly in the back of my mind followed by a gentle, yet all... Read Story

We of Me

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The water doesn’t look like it normally does when you’re staring straight down at it. It actually looks like concrete,... Read Story

First Love

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

We were three small girls, dressed in our Danskin finest, eagerly packed into the back seat of our parents’ shiny... Read Story

The Magic Room

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

The Magic Room By Jeralyn Lash-Sands Weeks before, their boisterous anticipation balloons like an inflated beach ball bouncing back and... Read Story

Storm Retrospective

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After nine days without electricity and running water, things were rapidly becoming desperate. Hurricane Gloria hit East Hampton in September... Read Story

Connections

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I came to the East End in stages, with family in summers that were almost exclusively centered around children. The... Read Story

Butterfly Eyes

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Driving on the serpentine roads, fields of wildflowers turn my eyes into butterflies. Summer has overcome me, my skin so... Read Story

Shockwaves

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Shockwaves By Amy Katz Brooklyn Technical High School, Sept. 26, 2001 It’s been two weeks since the world fell. They... Read Story

Memories of Montauk

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

In 1960 the Long Island Lighting Company was proposing to expand many of its services and operations eastward. My father,... Read Story

Warrior Mommy

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

When I look at the cherry tree they planted for her, I wonder if they knew it would always bloom... Read Story

Cabin Fever

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Cabin Fever by Mary Roulette February 1995 The wagon wheel chandelier was the first thing we saw when we walked... Read Story

Re-Education

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

I got a hook shoved through my lip as a last hurrah in Oregon and then we sped three thousand... Read Story

Wedding Season

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

I’m writing to you again, not because I told you I would, but because it allows me a distance from... Read Story

Intruders

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Intruders Early quiet. For some perhaps, although not the Northern Flicker with his red mustache pecking at my deck while... Read Story

Hurricane Sandy

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

HURRICANE SANDY – 10/29 TO 10/30/12 We had spent two days preparing for the storm – getting the lobster house... Read Story

It Happened in Quogue

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

It Happened in Quogue By Marilyn Gottlieb mgottlieb@crescendogroup.com Frank drove to the Quogue post office to pick up the mail... Read Story

Be My Guest

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

BE MY GUEST Recently, I stumbled upon the books, the stack of my assorted guestbooks that I’ve kept for seventeen... Read Story

A Boiling-Down Summer

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

Dennis G. Sellers Cell: 812-205-8062 selldenn@hotmail.com 07/22/2013 A Boiling-Down Summer My best friend, Carlton, a native and resident of Long... Read Story

East End Story

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

I frequented the beach for many a summer. The glittering silver line of the south shore of Long Island had... Read Story

The Farm

May 28, 2014 9:12 am Published by

“TheFarm” By Michael Pierce Barber Page 1 of 3 Life was simple at the age of ten. Time seems to... Read Story