Deal Me In – Week 13 Wrap Up


Ready for our first quarter results? 🙂 Thirteen weeks in means we’re 25% done with Deal Me In 2014. By my calculations, our little band of short story readers’ earnest efforts have covered over ONE HUNDRED stories thus far. Something to be proud of!

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James has better luck with Isak Dinesen this week, reading her story “Peter and Rosa” and also Raymond Chandler’s “Red Wind”

Dale read John Steinbeck’s “Junius Maltby” which, like Caesar’s Gaul, he found could be divided into three parts 🙂

Katherine read “Fat Man and Little Boy” by Gary Braunbeck in the anthology “Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury”

I read a story with local flavor Marianne Halbert’s “Dark Cloud Rising” found toward the bottom of my Indiana Horror Underground post.

Returning Reader got two stories in this week: O. Henry’s “The Coming Out of Maggie” and “An Snamhai” by Katherine Duffy

Hanne read “The Lost Order” by Rivka Galchen from a 2013 issue of The New Yorker

Candiss’s eight of diamonds served up the Katherine Mansfield story “Bliss


  1. April 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I”m going to be a little late posting this week. I read two again, like them both. One by Paley again and one by Murakami, who finally-finally came up in my draw.


    • Jay said,

      April 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Hi James,
      No worries. I’ve settled into a routine of posting my wrap ups about 5pm EST on sundays. If I don’t see it out there by there, I’ll just include it in next weeks. You can also post a link in the comments if you wish.


  2. April 2, 2014 at 12:25 am

    25% done already??? Didn’t we just start?


    • Jay said,

      April 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      I almost said the same thing in my wrap up intro. Time flies…

      I wish I’d been building a ‘database’ as we go of the stories the group has read (I guess I can still go back and catch up). It will be an impressive list by the end of the year.


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