Deal Me In – Week 36 Wrap Up



New Deal Me In Posts This Week:

Randall shares a funny(!) tale from Edgar Allan Poe, “The Angel of the Odd”

James reads Haruki Murakami’s “The Year of Spaghetti” and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Arrangers of Marriage”

Dale tries on Junot Diaz for the first time, with that author’s story, “Edison, New Jersey

Katherine read Raymond Feitz’s “Geroldo’s Incredible Trick”

I read Nikolai Gogol’s signature story, “The Cloak

Other Short Story-related links:

Are short stories “annoying buzzing insects set upon this world” to distract writers from longer works? Interesting article.

Nice interview with Margaret Atwood (I love her) and her new short story collection.

I particularly liked the following quote from her:

“I talk about money and artistic excellence and there’s only four forms: There’s a good book that makes money, there’s a bad book that makes money, there’s a good book that doesn’t make money, and there’s a bad book that doesn’t make money. So of those four, the first three I can live with.” 🙂

Margaret Atwood


Another review of the upcoming Atwood release is at

I’m a big fan of this series and it has contributed many stories to my Deal Me In short story decks. The 2014 edition comes out next month.


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