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Writing about packing and gecko tapesWriting has become increasing more difficult over the past week, because all I can think of is packing, hanging, arranging, decorating. Moving into a new house does that to you, I guess.

One particular thing on my most-desired list right now: gecko tape.

I have so many things to hang, and pristine walls I don’t want to nail and damage. Gecko tape would be just the thing….*sigh*

Writing has come to a standstill, how about some gecko-tape to carry the load of guilt as well? Yeah, right!

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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  • lactatingbookworm says:

    I so understand how interior design can take time away from writing! Decorating is also a very creative process! Hope you get back on track soon!

  • indigobunting says:

    Moving—so stressful, but congratulations on the new place!

  • Ovidia says:

    no no no–please don’t hurt them little geckos!

    agree with the nails…

  • Lofter says:

    Nails. Just use nails. The holes are small and can easily be covered if you decide you don’t like where that mirror is hanging! That’s why the Good Lord made paint! 😀
    Having just moved into my (hopefully) final residence late last year, I can sympathize with the torment. But, alas, every strained muscle was well worth it! Hang in there! (Pun absolutely intended!)

  • katcampbell says:

    Having just moved myself… give in to your need to decorate and hang, the writing will be there when you’re done.

  • Kym says:

    I just read a post about what writers really need most is butt glue–to glue themselves in front of their keyboards.

    I know I could use some.

  • anniegirl1138 says:

    Moving is so consuming.

  • The picture gives me the willies, for whatever reason. LoL! I hope that the moving goes well enough.