Deal Me In – Week 18 Wrap Up


Below are links to new posts this week. The blogs of a couple of our regular participants have been quiet in recent weeks, but for now I’m assuming they’re on holiday and will return with several short stories to share. 🙂 In other news, we’ve “inspired” one blogger to launch her own variant of Deal Me In – check out Julianna’s blog “Cedar Station” at  and her own DMI line-up at

Also, thanks to May being National Short Story Month, DMI got some recognition courtesy of C.A. LaRue and her blog, Bonespark. Check out her post at where she provides links to some great recommended stories.

It’s always nice to discover other blogs that are “Friends of the Short Story,” and I hope you take a moment to visit them if you have the time.

Dale encountered a short story by Kurt Vonnegut: “Mnemonics”


Katherine visits “The Barnum Museum” gaining her ticket from author Steven Millhauser –


James brings us another unlikely pairing with stories by Grace Paley (pictured below) and Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and explores their stories “Enormous Changes at the Last Minute” and “The Thing Around Your Neck,” respectively.


Candiss at Read the Gamut read the Roald Dahl story “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.”

I’m still playing catchup, with pending posts on Ray Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day” and the Anton Chekhov classic, “The Black Monk.” Hope to have them up soon. 😉

See you all next week!


  1. Candiss said,

    May 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Ack! I just missed the deadline, I’m afraid. I was in the middle of proofreading my story entry when I got the wrap-up update email. Here’s mine, for Roald Dahl’s “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”:


    • Jay said,

      May 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      🙂 I’m still at my pc and am updating the main body of the post to include your link too.


  2. May 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I had no idea it was Short Story Month. I seem to have a bunch of them planned!


  3. May 5, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I’m all geared up for short story month. Great to see so many recommendations, too.


    • Jay said,

      May 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      I look forweard to your SSM-related posts this month. Exciting that there’s a buzz about the short story form for a change. 🙂


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