Deal Me In 2015 – Week 12 Wrap Up

Hello all!  Below are links to new posts since the last update.  See you next week!

“o” at Behold the Stars read The John Keats poem “Endymion” check out to discover if a thing of beauty really is a joy forever… 🙂

Dale at Mirror With Clouds discovered Louisa May Alcott’s story “The Brothers”

I read my second story from the anthology “The New Black”, this one being Benjamin Percy’s excellent “Dial Tone”

Kay at Darling Books provides an update of cards drawn recently

James at James Reads Books posted about two non-fiction pieces by Joan Didion: “John Wayne: A Love Song” and “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”

Jason at Literature Frenzy read Haruki Murakami’s “Super Frog Saves Tokyo”

John-Paul at The Reader Regards Himself drew the king of clubs and read  Thomas Wolfe’s “The Birth of New Journalism”

Katherine read “The Gentlemanfrom San Francisco” by Ivan Bunin

Next up in the batting order for Randall at Time Enough at Last was “Batting Against Castro” by Jim Shephard

And an “extra” this week:

Exciting news about someone who knows a little about publishing short stories:



  1. Paula Cappa said,

    March 24, 2015 at 8:43 am

    That Stephen King article is quite good. I didn’t know about A Death in the New Yorker. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks, Jay.


    • Jay said,

      March 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      I thought it was interesting too. I’m often leery of when writers decide to tell you the “How I Came to Write This Story” story. King is one, however, who has done this (without being annoying) enough in the past that I trust him to do it again.

      I also read his “On Writing” book many years ago and – though not a creative writer myself – found it a fascinating glimpse into one writer’s creative process.

      I haven’t read the story in The New Yorker yet, either (though I’m a subscriber), but I see it in my future.


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