2014

Another year for the luck of the draw!  Here are my short stories for my 2014 Deal Me In project:

♠ 3 X 4

             A Herman Melville The Piazza
             K Herman Melville Bartleby
             Q Herman Melville Benito Cereno
             J Herman Melville The Encantadas
            10 Graham Greene The End of the Party
             9 Graham Greene A Branch of the Service
             8 Graham Greene Dream of a Strange Land
             7 Graham Greene Alas, Poor Maling
             6 Ray Bradbury Some Live Like Lazarus
             5 Ray Bradbury Yes, We’ll Gather At The River
             4 Ray Bradbury Kaleidoscope
             3 Ray Bradbury Long After Midnight
             2 WILD James Baldwin  Sonny’s Blues

 ♣4 X 3

         A Ernest Hemingway Soldier’s Home
         K Ernest Hemingway Ten Indians
         Q Ernest Hemingway Now I Lay Me
          J Nathaniel Hawthorne The Celestial Railroad
        10 Nathaniel Hawthorne Young Goodman Brown
          9 Nathaniel Hawthorne Ethan Brand
          8 Kurt Vonnegut Mnemonics
          7 Kurt Vonnegut Find Me A Dream
          6 Kurt Vonnegut The Powder-Blue Dragon
          5 G. K. Chesterton The Ghost of Gideon Wise
          4 G. K. Chesterton The Red Moon of Meru
          3 G. K. Chesterton The Song of the Flying Fish
          2 WILD  Mark Helprin  Perfection

6 X 2

         A TrumanCapote A Diamond Guitar
         K TrumanCapote Mojave
         Q Edith Wharton The Bolted Door
          J Edith Wharton The House of the Dead Hand
        10 Robert Louis Stevenson The Merry Men
          9 Robert Louis Stevenson Will O’ the Mill
          8 Jack London Negore, The Coward
          7 Jack London An Odyssey of the North
          6 Zane Grey The Manager of Madden’s Hill
          5 Zane Grey The Red Headed Outfield
          4 Ring Lardner Alibi Ike
          3 Ring Lardner Haircut
          2 WILD Salman Rushdie  Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella of Spain Consummate Their Relationship (Santa Fe, AD 1492)

12X1

         A  ♦ Saki The Recessional
         K  ♦ Katherine Anne Porter The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
         Q  ♦ Anton Chekhov The Bet
          J  ♦ George MacDonald The Gifts of the Child Christ
        10  ♦ Henryk Sienkiewicz The Lighthouse Keeper of Aspinwall
         9  ♦ Mark Twain The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
         8  ♦ Conrad Aiken Silent Snow, Secret Snow
         7  ♦ Dorothy Parker The Waltz
         6  ♦ James Thurber University Days
         5  ♦ Bernard Malamud A Summer’s Reading
         4  ♦ John Steinbeck Junius Maltby
         3  ♦ Flannery O’Connor Everything That Rises Must Converge
         2  ♦ WILD  Junot Diaz  Edison, New Jersey
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48 responses to “2014

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  2. Okay, Dale, you’re starting to get me amped up for DMI2014 now! (And I’m totally ok with that, of course!)

    You have a great roster to look forward to also. It took me a moment before I “got” your 3×4, 4×3, etc., but I like that nomenclature – and with there being twelve per suit left after wild cards, that’s a nice even number for multiple denominators. 🙂

    I’ve read about a dozen of yours, but your list also includes seven authors I haven’t ever read, which is great because I can lookforward being introduced to them by you.

    I’m not sure yet what all my sources will be. I did pick up the 2012 edition ofThe Best American Short Stories series, which will likely yield a dozen or so. I’d also like to have one of my suits be “indie” authors – I liked the recent anthology I read through and have had some dialogue with a few of the writers here and on twitter which is kind of cool. I never thought I’d get to this point, but space among my fifty-two stories may be at a premium…

    -Jay

    • Jay, I like your posts about indie writers. I look forward to hearing more! I think it’s been just as much fun coming up with my list as it is reading them. I agree that the 52 spaces can get filled up quick. I stumbled upon the fact that Zane Grey wrote baseball stories as well as westerns when I traveled through his hometown in Ohio while I was on vacation. I had already been thinking about Ring Lardner. I hoping at least one of these stories will pop up during baseball season…
      -Dale

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