Categories for 2014 Literary Prize Submissions

Small Potatoes

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Small Potatoes by Selina Silecchia I grew up in Southampton, an Astoria, NY transplant, my first breath of Island air... Read Story

Acclimatize

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Acclimatize Become accustom to a new climate or new conditions. As taken from the Oxford English Dictionary. We came in... Read Story

Breeze Weaver

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Ah… the Hamptons…What is it about the Hamptons that continues to draw people from all over the world, returning each... Read Story

Going Up Street

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

There were city kids and there were local kids and we played together during summers on the North Fork. There... Read Story

Ducks

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

I love ducks. Beginning with growing up in Riverside, California, and loving to watch and feed the ducks at a... Read Story

Memory Days

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

I pushed my bare feet into the pebbles of the unfamiliar beach and wiggled my tiny toes deeper to plant... Read Story

Driving Out

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

The seemingly endless fuselage of the station wagon held row after row of sticky vinyl bench seats, and whatever passed... Read Story

My Rosebud and the Table

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

MY ‘ROSEBUD’ AND ‘THE TABLE’ Stephen Rosen [Excerpted from “YOUTH, MIDDLE-AGE, AND YOU-LOOK-GREAT: DYING TO COME BACK AS A MEMOIR”]... Read Story

The Acorn Reader

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

The Acorn Reader About eighty years ago, a builder purchased a pie-shaped slice of land densely covered by towering oaks... Read Story

Dreamer’s Cove

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Dreamer’s Cove We had decided to raise our children on the North Fork because it reminded my husband and I... Read Story

The Gift

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

In the days before the internet and all the benefits of personal computers, when international phone calls were expensive propositions,... Read Story

Skipping Time

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

SKIPPING TIME Why is it always seemingly brightest right before the very next Full Moon? That’s especially true during December,... Read Story

The Classroom

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

THE CLASSROOM At the Stony Brook University Southampton Campus, under the direction of my creative writing instructor, the well-known (actually,... Read Story

Across the Pool

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

On the south side of the Village of Westhampton Beach a narrow barrier island runs from the Moriches Inlet where... Read Story

Being Local

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Growing up on the North Shore of Long Island to me was divine; waterskiing, sailing in the bay, easy drives... Read Story

July Third

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

I’m facing the open armpit of a man built like a champion surfer. His forearms are thick and he flexes... Read Story

The Water

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

It’s mind-boggling how your life can change in an instant. One moment you are gliding through your life without a... Read Story

A Perfect Day

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

I raised my face to soak in the warm rays and inhale the fragrance of freshly cut grass and slightly... Read Story

Inhaling Required

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

It’s a sixteen hour car ride from Mount Prospect, Illinois to Bridgehampton, New York and the longest amount of time... Read Story

My Second Life

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

My Second Life To the dismay of our adult children, twelve years ago my husband and I chose to move... Read Story

Memory Will Serve

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

We’re at the water’s edge right where Old Fireplace Road becomes Gerard Drive in Springs, steps away from my wife’s... Read Story

A Shoebox in Westhampton

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Impractical. Foolish. Dangerous. One can only imagine the sarcasm-laced verbiage directed at anyone who wanted to construct a shoebox cabin... Read Story

Anna

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Technically, she never quite became my mother-in-law, but that never stopped me from thinking of her that way. Multiple sclerosis... Read Story

Abigail

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Here Lyes y Body of Abigail Jeʃʃup Daughter of Mr . Iʃaac & Mrs. Sarah Jeʃʃup Who Decd. In Novmbr... Read Story

Hamptons Summer

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

You know every day I awake with the feeling that I’ve forgotten something. I open my eyes burdened with the... Read Story

East End Shangri-La

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

“For thirty-eight years, our entire married life, we’ve lived in apartments. I want a garden! We’re getting out of Queens... Read Story

East End Envy

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

The first time I visited the East End I thought someone had slipped something into my food. I felt high.... Read Story

Fatherhood

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

FATHERHOOD By John Meyer East Hampton The boy couldn’t have been more than ten. Latino kid, with the big, limpid... Read Story

Clams Casino

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

For all of my short existence, every summer, my family and I had made the drive from New York City... Read Story

The Ultimate Party

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

The Ultimate Party By Scott “Scotto” Savitt During my long successful career as an event producer, I have had the... Read Story

Best Friends

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Suzanne and I were the best of friends. We grew up in South Freeport in the 60’s. Freeport was and... Read Story

Anomaly

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

I am hard to classify. A local, yes, but more so, if that is possible. To explain the how is... Read Story

Marital Blitz

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

“They’re down at Turtle’s!” hollered a gruff voice seldom used to exude excitement. Suddenly most of the rods vanished from... Read Story

What’s Kept

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

It was the middle of my tenth grade year. My first time attending high school, and not just any high... Read Story

The Point

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

The Point The boy raised the present over his head and slammed it against the stone counter, breaking it in... Read Story

The Seagull

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

June 2014 The Seagull By Linda Pashley Murray I flew over the soft breaking waves that morning. There were a... Read Story

King of the Road

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

Telling an elderly parent that, for their own safety and that of others, they need to turn in their drivers... Read Story

Finding Home

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

“I just wanna go home. But considering who I am and the path I have traveled, I’m not exactly sure... Read Story

The First Race

June 1, 2000 3:00 pm Published by

The First Race Under 42 minutes. This 10K road race goal is achievable by few. The annual Shelter Island 10K... Read Story