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Writing about not Writing, Walking

Writing about those who want to walk

Writing about those who want to walk

Writing, not writing, not being able to write: everyday frustrations for a writer. Being able to write like a spring gushes water: aspirations for a writer.

But frustrations and aspirations are so radically different for different people: Radha in this post by Anouradha Bakshi has such different frustrations and aspirations.

This little girl just wants to be able to walk.

As a writer, it makes you ashamed of your petty frustrations, and gives you a kick on your ass, tells you to get a move on, and aspirations be damned.

Just do it, you tell yourself, just write.

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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