Friday, December 26, 2014

2015 Challenges: Deal Me In Short Stories

Host: Bibliophilopolis
Title: Deal Me In Short Stories Challenge (sign up)
Dates: January - December 2015
# of Short Stories: 52

What is the goal of the project?
To read 52 short stories in 2014 (that’s only one per week)
What do I need?
1) Access to at least fifty-two short stories (don’t own any short story collections or anthologies? See links to online resources below)
2) A deck of cards
3) An average of perhaps just thirty minutes of reading time each week
Clubs
  • Ace: "Death Ship" by Richard Matheson from The Time Traveler's Almanac
  • 2: "Ripples in the Dirac Sea" by Geoffrey A. Landis from The Time Traveler's Almanac
  • 3: "Needle in a Timestack" by Robert Silverburg from The Time Traveler's Almanac
  • 4: "Skipping Stones" by Orson Scott Card from Worthing Saga
  • 5: "Second Chance" by Orson Scott Card from Worthing Saga
  • 6: "Breaking the Game" by Orson Scott Card from Worthing Saga
  • 7: "Firewatch" by Connie Willis from The Time Traveler's Almanac (also online)
  • 8: "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe" by Douglas Adams from The Time Traveler's Almanac
  • 9: "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury from The Time Traveler's Almanac
  • 10: "The Thought Wars" by Paul McAuley from Alien Contact
  • Jack: "How To Talk to Girls At Parties" by Neil Gaiman from Alien Contact
  • Queen: "Face Value" by Karen Joy Fowler from Alien Contact
  • King: "The Road Not Taken" by Harry Turtledove from Alien Contact 
Hearts
  • Ace: "A Correspondence and A Climax" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1905-1906
  • 2: "An Adventure on Island Rock" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1905-1906
  • 3: "At Five O'Clock in the Morning" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1905-1906
  • 4: "Aunt Susanna's Birthday Celebration" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1905-1906
  • 5: "A Millionaire's Proposal" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1907-1908
  • 6: "A Substitute Journalist" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1907-1908
  • 7: "Anna's Love Letters" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1907-1908
  • 8: "Aunt Caroline's Silk" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1907-1908
  • 9: "A Golden Wedding" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1909-1922
  • 10: "A Redeeming Sacrifice" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1909-1922
  • Jack: "A Soul that Was Not At Home" by L.M. Montgomery from Short Stories 1909-1922
  • Queen: "The Hurrying of Ludovic" by L.M. Montgomery from Chronicles of Avonlea
  • King: "The Brother Who Failed" by L.M. Montgomery from Further Chronicles of Avonlea
Diamonds
  • Ace: "The Grey Woman" by Elizabeth Gaskell from The Grey Woman and Other Stories
  • 2: "Curious if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell from The Grey Woman and Other Stories
  • 3: "Six Weeks at Heppenheim" by Elizabeth Gaskell from The Grey Woman and Other Stories
  • 4: "Libbie Marsh's Three Eras" by Elizabeth Gaskell from The Grey Woman and Other Stories
  • 5: "The Courtship of Susan Bell" by Anthony Trollope (online)
  • 6: "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne" by Anthony Trollope (online)
  • 7: "The O'Conors of Castle Conor" by Anthony Trollope (online)
  • 8: "The Mistletoe Bough" by Anthony Trollope (online)
  • 9: "Miss Morris and the Stranger" by Wilkie Collins from Little Novels
  • 10 "Mr. Cosway and the Landlady" by Wilkie Collins from Little Novels
  • Jack: "Mr. Medhurst and the Princess" by Wilkie Collins from Little Novels
  • Queen: "Mr. Lismore and the Widow" by Wilkie Collins from Little Novels
  • King: "The Child's Story" by Charles Dickens (online)
Spades
  • Ace: "Jeeves and the Impending Doom" by P.G. Wodehouse from Very Good, Jeeves
  • 2: "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy" by P.G. Wodehouse from Very Good, Jeeves
  • 3: "Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit" by P.G. Wodehouse from Very Good, Jeeves
  • 4: "Jeeves and the Song of Songs" by P.G. Wodehouse from Very Good, Jeeves
  • 5: "Episode of the Dog McIntosh" by P.G. Wodehouse from Very Good, Jeeves
  • 6: "The Spot of Art" by P.G. Wodehouse from Very Good, Jeeves
  • 7: "Jeeves and the Kid Clementine" by P.G. Wodehouse from Very Good, Jeeves
  • 8: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain from Complete Short Stories
  • 9: "The Story of the Bad Little Boy" by Mark Twain from Complete Short Stories
  • 10: "Cannibalism in the Cars" by Mark Twain from Complete Short Stories
  • Jack: "A Day At Niagara" by Mark Twain from Complete Short Stories
  • Queen: "Legend of the Capitoline Venus" by Mark Twain from Complete Short Stories
  • King: "Journalism in Tennessee" by Mark Twain from Complete Short Stories


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1 comments:

bibliophilica 7:51 PM  

What a cool list of stories. I've only read a handful of them, though I'm a fan of many of the authors. I didn't even know Trollope had any short stories!

I'm not familiar with L.M. Montgomery, though, so I will have to look forward to learning about him thru your blog. :-)

Glad you decided to take the challenge!

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