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Writing about two short stories

Two short stories I read, for those interested in the form:

The Recruit, by Justine Hardy

Kinds of Lust by Sheba Karim

I like stories to be concrete sometimes, simple, easy to grasp, willful, strong, subtle, poetic, all in one– and these stories fit the bill.

Do not get me wrong, I like stories that are elusive, too, like a rain-song or a shallow wave, but once in a while the simple, traditional, i-can-hold-this-in-my-hand piece makes my day.

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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