Third Prize Winner, Fall ’18 Contest: Carded by Randy Calderone

by Randy Calderone “Last stop buddy, let’s go.” The gravely voice of an MTA conductor was accompanied by a firm tap on the shoulder. “Is this Beacon?” “Nope,” the conductor responded as Walter groggily got to his feet. “Passed Beacon a-way’s back. You’re in Poughkeepsie.” Walter looked at his watch. “Shit.” “Should be cabs outside … Continue reading Third Prize Winner, Fall ’18 Contest: Carded by Randy Calderone

Fall ’18 2nd Prize Winner: I Am the Symphony of Beacon by Jennifer Rossa

My composer, a what-do-you-call-it - transplanted citiot? - thinks Beacon needs a symphony that showcases its spirit. Now, she might just not know what she’s talking about. But. Aaron Copland lived in Cortland Manor and Ossining. George Gershwin, in Ossining. John Cage, in Stony Point. Ferde Grofe’s The Hudson River Suite makes reference to Albany … Continue reading Fall ’18 2nd Prize Winner: I Am the Symphony of Beacon by Jennifer Rossa