Published Fiction


Maya Niwas by Damyanti Ghosh in A Rainbow Feast: New Asian Short Stories

The Rainbow Feast: New Asian Short Stories by Marshall Cavendish

1.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.

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

Sini Sana: Travels in Malaysia

Sini Sana: Travels in Malaysia : Finding Zen at Tasik Kenyir

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


A Subtle Degree of Restraint

A Subtle Degree of Restraint: MPH Books

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


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





6. “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

Readings from Readings 2

Readings from Readings 2

Extinguished & Extinct by John McCarthy Damyanti

Extinguished & Extinct: Twelve Winters Press


7. Fire, Extinguished, published in the anthology, Extinguished & Extinct, by Twelve Winters Press, USA.

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

Crime Scene Asia Vol1 by Monsoon Books

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

9. The Only Truth published at The First Line.

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


 1.Thorax of a Blowfly” published in, a magazine run by the New York Writers Workshop.

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

3.Waiting by the Door” published in the Bangalore Review, India.

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

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

Behind the Shadows

Behind the Shadows

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

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

8.The Mercedes“, published at Muse India.

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

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

11. A to Z Stories of Life and Death: A collection of Flash Fiction.

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  4. 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.


    • 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 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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  6. 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!


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  8. 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!


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  10. 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. :)


  11. 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.


  12. 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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