Deal Me In – Week 50 Wrap Up


This reading challenge is not a sprint but a marathon – and we’re nearing mile 26… Below are links to new DMI posts since the last update.

Dale finally got another baseball story as his six of hearts led him to Zane Grey’s “The Manager of Madden’s Hill”

Below: Zane Grey


For Randall, it was the three of spades and Ray Bradbury’s story “Hopscotch”

Katherine drew the queen of diamonds and read Edgar Allan Poe’s story “Te Facts in the Case of M. Valdermar”

I read a new-to-me author’s story, Carol Anshaw’s “The Last Speaker of the Language”

Two weeks to go! Our next draw will actually determine the order our next two stories :-). Look for a post from me in the next week “officially” announcing DMI 2015. Hopefully we can have as great a group of participants as we’ve had this year.

Deal Me In – Week 14 Wrap Up


We start the second quarter of Deal Me In 2014 with another eclectic group of short stories and thoughtful posts. Below are links to new posts by our participants since our week 13 update last Sunday. (I try to meet an unofficial deadline of five p.m. EST for these wrap-up posts)

Please consider taking the time to visit the other participants’ posts or even “like” them or leave a comment to share some feedback.

Dale posts about a baseball story by Zane GreyThe Redheaded Outfield

Hanne reads Alice Munro’s The Bear Came Over the Mountain

Katherine links to another card trick for her two of hearts, “16 Minutes” by Eric Lustbader

My king of hearts led me to Katherine Vaz’s story “Undressing the Vanity Dolls

Candiss of Read the Gamut drew the five of clubs and read Denis Johnson’s story, “Emergency”