Well, we’re at the quarter post (Is that a horse racing term? It should be if it isn’t, and since we have a story this week called “The Discovery of Kentucky” it ’feels’ appropriate too.) Of Deal Me In 2015 and to celebrate we may have a record number of stories posted about this week – even more if we count the multiple stories in Jason’s J.G. Ballard post individually. You all are wearing me out this week collecting all the links. I like it, though, :-)
What are your thoughts about DMI 2015 now that we’re a quarter in? Would you like to file a “quarterly report” in the comments to this wrap up post? I’d love to hear how everyone is doing, especially those new to the challenge this year.
Here are this week’s links:
“o” at Behold the Stars posts about Virginia Woolf’s “The Patron and the Crocus” http://beholdthestars.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-patron-and-crocus-by-virginia-woolf.html
Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery posted about Eric Wright’s story “The Duke” http://bitterteaandmystery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-duke-by-eric-wright.html
Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews has a nice wrap up of her March short stories - “The Story of the Bad Little Boy” by Mark Twain, “Six Weeks at Heppenheim” by Elizabeth Gaskell, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain, “An Adventure on Island Rock” by L.M. Montgomery, and “Second Chance” by Orson Scott Card http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-short-stories.html
Cleo at Classical Carousel read John Keats’ poem “Ode to a Nightengale” http://cleoclassical.blogspot.ca/2015/03/ode-to-nightingale-by-john-keats.html
Jason at Literature Frenzy shared his thoughts on many stories since our last update “Ray” by Guy Vanderhaeghe http://literaturefrenzy.blogspot.com/2015/03/deal-me-in-challenge-ray-by-guy.html Theodore Sturgeons “Microcosmic God” http://literaturefrenzy.blogspot.com/2015/03/deal-me-in-challenge-microcosmic-god-by.html “The Passenger” by Vladimir Nabokov http://literaturefrenzy.blogspot.com/2015/03/deal-me-in-challenge-passenger-by.html “A & P” by John Updike http://literaturefrenzy.blogspot.com/2015/03/deal-me-in-challenge-by-john-updike.html and he also covers a bunch of stories in the collection “The Complete Stories J.G. Ballard” http://literaturefrenzy.blogspot.com/2015/03/deal-me-in-challenge-jg-ballard-part-i.html A busy week for Jason!
Risa at Mangoes and Cherry Blossoms read Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” https://mangoesandcherryblossoms.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/deal-me-in-a-worn-path/
Current Bluegrass State resident Dale at Mirror with Clouds read Wendell Berry’s “The Discovery of Kentucky” https://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/wendell-berry-the-discovery-of-kentucky/
Katherine at The Writerly Reader read another boxing-themed story, “You Don’t Even Feel It” by Lawrence Block https://katenread.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/deal-me-in-week-13-you-dont-even-feel-it/
Randall at Time Enough at Last read Pat Conroy’s “Gossip” http://timeenuf.blogspot.com/2015/03/deal-me-in-week-13-gossip-by-frank.html
Me? I did read my story, David Foster Wallace’s “Backbone” but it didn’t inspire me, either positively or negatively, to write a blog post. It’s available online, though, if you’d like to see if you have better luck with it than I did. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/03/07/backbone
See you in the 2nd Quarter!