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Writing about small homes and cosinessI have been writing in my older posts that I have shifted to a new country, but the important bit also is that I have shifted to a new home.

I was talking to a friend yesterday, and I realized that I do not want a big apartment, smaller is cosier.

It brings people together, it keeps a family more in touch with each other. It requires less cleaning effort, and is more convenient. If I want a cup of tea when I am on my balcony, it should not involve such a walk to the kitchen that I stop wanting the tea altogether! These people seem to have hit on the right idea:)

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 next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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  • elybessy says:

    I have been living in a big apartment because I think my husband and I need space and privacy, but when I was a child I enjoyed vacations in a caravan (camper) with my family. What beautiful trips we had in it! It’s true that a smaller space gives a cosier atmosphere and above all I used to get the feeling of being in a doll’s house.

  • damyantig says:

    Yes the house in the photo is cool. I have always loved small houses, I wish I had one like that:) Annie, how old is your daughter? I was fifteen before I realized that my childhood home was very small:)

  • Mckenzie says:


  • That’s kind of cool actually. Not sure how my daughter would feel. She thinks our home is too small already.

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