Deal Me In 2015 – Week 11 Wrap Up

Below are new posts I’ve found (through yesterday, 3/15) since the last update. If I’ve missed you, leave a comment and I will link back.

Katherine at The Writerly Reader read Elmore Leonard’s “How Carlos Webster Changed his Name to Carl and Became a Famous Oklahoma Lawman there’s also an “Is This Your Card?” feature this week.

Dale at Mirror With Clouds read Langston Hughes’ “Red-Headed Baby

Jen at Military History read Tamas Dobozys’ “The Ghosts of Budapest and Toronto”

“o” at Behold the Stars posted about Prosper Merimee’s “Carmen

Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery tackles J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Banana Fish

Jason at Literature Frenzy read Dorothy Parker’s “Oh! he’s Charming!” Jason is also rating his stories (scale of 1 to 5 stars). I think he’s the first DMI participant to do this. Yet another DMI wrinkle!

Jay at Bibliophilopolis (that’s me!) read Rebecca Emin’s “On the Corner of Clerk Street

Randall at Time Enough at Last read “Things Left Undone” by Christopher Tilghman

I also thought I’d share an article on short stories from The Guardian, discussing their appeal and advantages. I particularly liked the quote: If this story is for you, it will light you up. And if it isn’t, no harm done, here’s another one.” Ha!

Deal Me In trivia: Can you identify the very young (long before he was famous) author reading Dorothy Parker in the photo below??

kv reading dp



  1. Dale said,

    March 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Jay! I was just wondering to myself prior to seeing this post whether I could call Dorothy Parker an American Humorist – like Twain, Thurber and Vonnegut. This picture at least leads me in the direction of “yes”. Oh and the picture is of Kurt Vonnegut. And he is very young! He looks like he’s still a teenager.


    • Jay said,

      March 16, 2015 at 9:54 am

      And the winner is… Dale! I was hoping the youthful photo might throw some readers off – ones who are used to seeing the older, often curmudgeonly Vonnegut.

      I haven’t read much Dorothy Parker myself, I’m ashamed to say. 😦


  2. Paula Cappa said,

    March 16, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I love these wrap-ups, Jay.


    • Jay said,

      March 16, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Thanks! I always come out of them with another story or two I want to read. And it’s great having a platoon of bloggers reading short stories – we can cover more ground that way… 🙂


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