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What are Your Thoughts on #Writing and Coffee? #WriteBravely

Write Tribe Day FoxToday is the last day of the Write Tribe Festival of Words. Yesterday’s prompt was interview someone on your blog,” and today’s is a rather cryptic one: “If we were having coffee.”

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Writing and coffee go together for a lot of writers, and the magical power of this beverage is said to fuel stories. Since I’m more of a tea drinker, I’ve naturally taken today’s prompt as an excuse for fiction,  and here’s the story:

Writing and Coffee

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What are your thought on writing and coffee? Love it, hate it? Do you have a coffee story? What do you think of the flash fiction here– what do you think it is about? Do you write fiction based on prompts?


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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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  • columntribe says:

    Coffee and writing or for that matter conversations, interviews and meetings are best done with that steaming cup of coffee.

  • kvennarad says:

    Bean writing?

  • Visually appealing and you gave fiction such a vivid touch. The depth and shades makes this story so beautiful, Damyanti.

  • I am a coffee-drinking writer, but only two cups. Beautiful, dark, and heartwrenching story, Damyanti.

  • dunelight says:

    If we were having coffee I’d hold the warm mug against my face, placing it in the nook between cheekbone and nose in an effort to ease the maxillary ache of allergies, praying I look thoughtful.

  • Glynis Jolly says:

    Coffee and writing go together naturally for me but I have given up coffee in hopes of straightening out my digestive system. Instead, I am drinking green tea flavored with mint. I am still getting the caffeine I crave but it is not effecting me exactly the same way as the caffeine in coffee.

  • There’s something about a cuppa that relaxes, feels good. It’s the smell too (which I definitely got in that picture). I just finished my morning cup. I get one more, with lunch. I can’t wait!

  • pjlazos says:

    The aura swirling around in this story is as dark as espresso. Wonderful use of metaphor, Damyanti. You’re a very talented author and will only get better with age (like wine, not coffee :0) and what is obviously diligence on your part. Congratulations!

  • Shalzmojo says:

    I am a complete tea afficiando and cannot work till have my cup full inside of me! I love the tale telling – so many imageries and so much that impresses the imapgination to conjure up new ones!! I absolutely loved this dialogue between two friends/sisters or is it between I and Me? Your writing style is quite sensuous and I thoroughly enjoyed this!

  • Esha says:

    Love the way you’ve used the imageries! Dark but beautifully narrated tale, Damyanti. I’m very impressed with your narrative style…so elegant and pithy. These days I’m trying out my hand at fiction. I’m a diehard tea person so tea-time and stories work perfectly together.

  • BellyBytes says:

    Gosh! This story is eerily like the Blue whale Suicide Challenge ( at least that’s what I thought)
    Very well written but darkly disturbing.

  • cindy212 says:

    Mournfully elegant words. This bit of prose plucks the heartstrings and we’re there right with you, coffee, tea, and tears. My first read of the day — with my coffee. Wiping my eyes before twin tears escape.

    I am @authorclaire1 on Twitter, so you’ll see me there. For authors, I use #author (and more) most of the time. See you there.

  • Zainab says:

    The story is really well written and makes me a little sad
    Hope to stay connected with you, even though the fow is over!

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – I’ve your other stories here to read … but this is heart-breaking. Twins so different – yet so together. Coffee or Tea – I’ll be the water lady … cheers Hilary

  • John Hric says:

    Can we start a debate about the stronger writing beverage ? Coffee, tea, or those other sundry beverages sometimes added to coffee ? Whatever fuels the fires of discussion and writing – it is all good. Though I do have one question ? Does it disturb the parrot when you tread upon the parapet ? hmmm – I must have partaken of that other beverage. And before noon too ! Oh my oh my !

  • cath says:

    Nicely done: heart-wrenching.