Deal Me In – Week 34 Wrap Up


Since tomorrow is the “regularly scheduled” wrap up post for week 35, I guess I’d better finally post week 34’s… :-). (Sorry, I’ve had a really busy week)

Links to week 34 Deal Me In Posts:

Bellezza takes us to Japan with the story Rashomn by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Dale read Conrad Aiken’s “Silent Snow, Secret Snow” and shares his thoughts at

Randall tackled Stephen Leacock’s “Who Do you Think Did It”

Katherine read “The N Auntie” by Anne McCaffrey

I read Andre Gide’s “Return of the Prodigal Son” (recommend by HKatz of Sill of the World) but haven’t finished a post on it yet.

Some Other Short Story Links

This one might interest Dale and James and other Capote readers:

YA short story recommendations:

Deal Me In – Week 31 Wrap Up



A busy week here at the Deal Me In 2014 Offices!


Latest on potential publication of “new” Salinger work:

Have you heard of “Teffi?” I hadn’t.

And we thought we were doing good to read 52 stories a year? How about 4,000?(!)

Are short stories “Literary palate-cleansers?”


Another blogger is joining the Deal Me In challenge! Bellezza of Dolce Bellezza has created a list. Check out her intro post – and way cool picture – at

James reads Grace Paley and Raymond Chandler and shares impressions on their stories, “Come On, Ye Sons of Art” and “No Crime in the Mountains”

I read Gertrude Atherton’s “The Bell in the Fog” (Atherton was recommended to me by Paula of “Paula Cappa’s blog”) I haven’t finished my post yet ’cause I left my notes at the office Friday.

Dale enjoyed another Herman Melville story, this time tackling “The Encantadas

Randall posts about William Gay’s “Where Will You Go When Your Skin Cannot Contain You?”

Katherine’s David Copperfield anthologies continue to (finally) live up to her expectations, this week with Tad Williams’ story “The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of

Candiss is back and shares her thoughts on Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet in the Brain” (This story is DMI2014’s fifth “twin,” as James also covered it in May; in case you missed it, his take is at )

Bellezza posts about “In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

I think that’s it for this week. Hope I didn’t miss anybody. (As always feel free to add an additional link in the comments). See you next time!