A question for Abhijato Sensarma

Q: What kind of non-fiction do you like to read and how does it affect the fiction you write?

A: I’ve always believed that fiction reflects reality in between its lines. The recognition of fundamental truths is what connects the author and the reader beyond the scope of a story’s immediate facts. My favourite kind of non-fiction is sports writing. I’ve always been a cricket fan, and it’s another medium where human stories shine through amidst all its unnecessary grandeur. I’ve learnt a great deal from the likes of writers like Jarrod Kimber, Andrew Fidel Fernando, and Andrew Miller. The biggest lesson has been that telling a story is the primary job of all forms of writing, no matter what its purpose. This realisation has had quite an effect on me, and changed the way I deal with my craft.


Abhijato Sensarma’s story “Satyajit Ray’s Beard or the Lack Thereof
in Metaphorosis Friday, 11 June 2021.
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About Abhijato Sensarma

Abhijato Sensarma is an 18-year-old student from Kolkata, India. He’s on the verge of stepping into the real word, which does not prevent him from writing about fictional ones whenever he can. He’s also been brought up on a steady diet of genre shows and books. So, even though he’s expanded his horizons over the years, he still has an affinity for comforting stories. He dreams of becoming a professional writer—hopefully one who’ll also retain the belief that art is the key to answering the mysteries of life.

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Abhijato Sensarma’s story “Satyajit Ray’s Beard or the Lack Thereof
in Metaphorosis Friday, 11 June 2021.
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June 2021

June 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • The Secret Keeper — Pauline Yates
  • Satyajit Ray’s Beard or the Lack Thereof — Abhijato Sensarma
  • The Stranding — Maud Woolf
  • The Nocturnals II — Mariah Montoya

Cover art by Max Pitchkites.

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