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 Alex J Cavanaugh , our Ninja Captain, is hosting the First loves Blogfest: 

Post your first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest! 

First movie: 
Mad monkey Kung fuMy father took me to watch this one when I was five years old, and, I spent most of it trying to hide under the seat. Maybe I should watch it again, to see if it brings back any memories?


First Song: As a kid I remember Phil Collins playing at our place. Can’t remember the songs, but then, I’ve never been very musical.


First Book: It was a comic, actually, meant for kids far more grown up than me. I made my grandma read it to me so many times, I learned the dialogs by heart, and my parents (from what I remember from our family stories) amused themselves (and others) by making two-year-old me ‘read’ aloud the writing…and apparently I did a flawless job despite not knowing the alphabet.


First Person: I had my first crush when I was fourteen, I think. Just one of those things–nothing special. But if we talk about love as a universal emotion, the first person I adored was my grandma, who passed on when I was six. I wish I had seen more of her– she was a self-taught poet, a whimsical cook given to experiments in the kitchen, and a spiritual seeker whose heights I aspire to today.

So that’s the saga of my first loves. I’ll go blog visiting via the linky list now…

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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