Damyanti’s Published Fiction

 Damyanti Biswas’s short fiction has recently been commended at the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and her work in progress novel was on the longlist for the Mslexia Novel Competition 2015 and the Flash500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition 2015.

Extinguished & Extinct by John McCarthy Damyanti
Extinguished and Extinct
by John McCarthy


  1. Fire, Extinguished, published in the anthology, Extinguished & Extinct, by Twelve Winters Press, USA, nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

2.I’ll Be Your Father” published in The Outrider Review, USA.

3. The Only Truth published at The First Line, USA

4.Peeping Toe” , first published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, then anthologised in Love and Lust in Singapore, by Monsoon Books, and also published at Birkbeck Writer’s Hub, UK.

5. “Maya Niwas“, anthologised in A Rainbow Feast: New Asian Short Stories, by Marshall and Cavendish, Malaysia.

6. “Finding Zen at Tasik Kenyir” anthologised in Sini Sana : Travels in Malaysia by MPH Malaysia.

A Subtle Degree of Restraint

7.A Boy has Drowned” published in the anthology, “A Subtle Degree of Restraint” by MPH, Malaysia.

8. “Kartar Singh’s Birthday”  published in the anthology  Stories for Sendai.

9. “An Orchestrated Ending” published in the anthology Readings for Readings 2 by Bernice Chauly and Sharon Bakar, and in KL Noir: Blue, Malaysia.

KL Noir Blue
KL Noir Blue: Buku Fixi

10. “November Rain” published in the anthology Crime Scene Asia Vol1 by Monsoon Books, Singapore.


  1. Picasso Dreams Shortlisted and commended by the judge at the Bath Flash Fiction Awards.

2. “Bear with mepublished at Bluestem Magazine run by the Eastern Illinois University.

3. Of Durians and Vipers published at the Griffith Review New Asia Now Vol 2, Queensland, Australia.

4.Thorax of a Blowfly” published in Ducts.org, a magazine run by the New York Writers Workshop, nominated for Best of Net.

5. “I’m Beautiful published at the Lunch Ticket, run by the Antioch University, Los Angeles.

6.  Evening out the Odds published in Earthen Lamp Journal, India.

Behind the Shadows
Behind the Shadows

7. A Spicy Chica published at The Aerogram, San Francisco.

8. “Mrs. Tan’s Memoir” published in the anthology Behind the Shadows by Rohini Chowdhry and Zukiswa Wanner.

9.The Mercedes“, published at Muse India.

10. “Cotton, Grass and Rain” published at Cigale Literary magazine, USA.

11. “Talking about Rape” published at When Women Waken, USA.

12. “A Toy Story” published at Flash Frontier, New Zealand.

13. A to Z Stories of Life and Death: A collection of flash fiction.


Add Yours
  1. sjholloway

    Just read ‘Picasso Dreams’ – lovely, simply lovely! Complex, intertwining, economical – congrats on such a dynamic and enlightening tale. (PS – Thanks for visiting me…)


  2. Sean McCann

    Hi Damyanti, thanks for the follow. I liked the first of these stories, nice twist at the end, I think. I think I had the gender of the first-person narrator wrong from the start, but I’m still not 100% sure! I’ll have to re-read it. There were no more active links than ‘Peeping Toe’ on your other blog – why two, incidentally? – so I’m glad to find more on here and will be sure to read the others, especially any crime ones as that’s where my main interest lies novel-wise. I haven’t read – or written – any shorts for ages. It’d be good to get back into them a bit.


    • Damyanti

      Sean, sorry I didn’t see this earlier.

      Peeping Toe has been published thrice, and two of them are different versions, hence two links.

      Some of the stories towards the end of the list have active links to the stories (Numbers 9,10, 13,14)– the others were published in anthologies, so a direct link to them is not possible.

      Number 12, November Rain, is the only crime story I’ve published so far, and the anthology of crime stories it is included in is available on Amazon. Another crime story is forthcoming in ducts.org in December- an online mag run by New York Writers Workshop.

      Thanks for reading and all the best for your own writing journey.

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  3. jazmynjb

    I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but the ‘A to Z Stories of Life and Death’ cover had me instantly hooked. And the description had my wallet opening. Just bought the book, can’t wait to start reading.

    Thanks for the follow by the way!


  4. Nickolaus Hines

    Writers like yourself help me understand that the written word isn’t dying, it’s morphing.

    I am constantly coming up with stories I would like to write, profiles I feel need to be told and pictures I know need to be taken, but I am stuck in this loop of needing to write what I have to in order to graduate from Auburn University.

    I am not a consistent reader of fiction. With that confession, I do love fiction that speaks to human nature, something you do consistently well.

    Your writing looks great and is a reminder for me to keep chasing what I love.

    Thank you for checking out my blog so I can find yours! I will be back!


  5. kpriyata

    Hello Damyanti thank you for appreciating my work and following my blog. I read Peeping Toe and simply loved it for its humour. Its witty and brilliant. I am an aspiring writer and your blog is a great inspiration for me. :)


  6. geezersabroad

    i dig reading about other places, and the comparison/contrast setup works well, allowing me to decide which place I would enjoy without having to actually move there. Your clear descriptions and imagery help me visualize he places.


  7. lexborgia

    I just finished reading ‘The Mercedes’ and I enjoyed it very much; seems the rock at the top of the hill came loose. Never heard of a Murati(an Indian brand of car?). An impressive ending to the tale, and I’m looking forward to reading it again. Greetings from Berlin.


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