Deal Me In – Week 10 Wrap Up

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First, a tidbit about short stories from none other than Kurt Vonnegut, who likened them to “Buddhist catnaps.”

“…a short story, because of its physiological and psychological effects on a human being, is more closely related to Buddhist styles of meditation than it is to any other form of narrative entertainment.”

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Below are links to stories posted about since the week 9 update. Please consider supporting your fellow travelers in DMI2014 by visiting or commenting at their blogs. 🙂

Katherine read a story with a playing card in the title – not the ten of spades she drew, but Karen Joy Fowler’s “The Queen of Hearts and Swords” http://katenread.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/deal-me-in-week-10-the-queen-of-hearts-and-swords/

The above quotation (which i had already planned on sharing) turns out to be appropriate this week as the luck of the draw led Dale to read Kurt Vonnegut’s “Find Me a Dream” http://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/kurt-vonnegut-find-me-a-dream/

Returning Reader’s two of clubs led her to Leile Aboulela’s story “Missing Out” http://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/short-story-10-missing-out-leila-aboulela/

Hanne at Reading on Cloud 9 has two stories to share: “Gomez Palacio” by Roberto Belano http://readingoncloud9.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/week-8-gomez-palacio-by-roberto-bolano/
And Rebecca Curtis’ “Twenty Grand” http://readingoncloud9.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/week-9-twenty-grand-by-rebecca-

Over at Read the Gamut, Candiss found Deal Me In intersecting with another popular meme, The Classics Spin ( http://theclassicsclubblog.wordpress.com/category/classics-spin/ ), and the resulting illegitimate(?) spawn was the King of Diamonds, or rather the Raymond Carver story, “Cathedral.” http://readthegamut.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/deal-me-in-challenge-story-10-cathedral-by-raymond-carver/

Here at Bibliophilopolis, my seven of clubs was a dystopian story, Ekaterina Sedia’s “Hydraulic” https://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/hydraulic-a-short-story-by-ekaterina-sedia/

That’s it for now. See you next Sunday and – in the meantime – happy reading!

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1 Comment

  1. Jay said,

    March 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    All-
    I’m sorry. Earlier this week, I went into my WordPress app to fix a link to one of the stories and accidentally reverted the post to the original “private” post from when I was first building it. Just noticed tonight that it was marked private again. Sorry again for the mix-up.
    -Jay

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