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Writing about a Ruthless heart

I have not been writing much on this blog or the other, the past few days. But you can see that for yourself, right? sigh….

A Ruthless heart in waiting

A Ruthless heart in waiting

I have been at work, my new work, writing stories. That is not much of an excuse for not blogging. But since I am really forcing myself to post today, I’ll pick up an excerpt from the jumble of my morning writing….I will be happy if anyone takes up the story, writes a few more paras, poem, whatever.

I have 50-odd visitors to this blog everyday, some of them much-loved regulars like Darc, Annie, Indigo, Kym (who are all good writers unwilling to admit it), and others are lurkers, so if any of you want to have a go at it, I’ll be thrilled. Here goes:

Always hearts, all the hearts, and nothing but the hearts will do. An anthem for Ruth, the ruthless. Golden locks, a knowing, pouting smile, and a body to match, Ruth had ammunition. Her eyes were cold, frozen fish cold, but with a glance that fell like a blow she could land a heart on her palm, fluttering, helpless, beating fast, chanting her name, begging for mercy.

All hearts in all directions were hers as she walked, especially the male hearts, those weak things fed on ego and mother’s cooking. But those of her sisters, parents, teachers, uncles, aunts were not immune either. As if no other names existed they chanted her name, their hearts lying on her palm, for her to playfully squeeze one or the other,……………

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 literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • lensman2008 says:

    Hi Damyanti! I haven’t only just thought of you today; I do very often. There’s been a lot of upheaval and it’s still ongoing, but today I decided to actually come here and let you know that you’re still very alive in my memory 🙂 and to say hi (see above 🙂 I’ll be back. Take care…Paul

    Thanks, Paul, and it is great to see you again. I hope all is well with your health and that you will be in touch soon!

  • DarcKnyt says:

    You know, this is interesting, and so well expressed. It’s hard to pick it up where you left it, Damyanti, and re-capture the feeling you conveyed … but maybe I’ll try it anyway. 😉

    If I do, it’ll be on my fiction blog. I’ll let you know. 🙂

    You’re a wonderful writer, btw, and thank you for the beautiful compliment.

  • Line Larsen says:

    I wish to say it again and again; You are a true talent.

    I will not even attempt to continue your paragraphs. It would be a disappointment to us both.

  • I like it. The second paragraph especially “weak things fed on ego and mother’s cooking” awesome.

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