Andrew Dykstal lives in Arlington, Virginia, where he writes across all manner of speculative genres. In 2003, long before the associated meme, he took an arrow to the knee, which was about as much fun as it sounds. His fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and his novelette “Thanatos Drive” won the 35th Writers of the Future contest. Find him online at andrewdykstal.com.
“You are an abiku, a spirt child,” he said. “You have come to your mother three times before and have died before your seventh year."
I know from Samara that it's useless wishing a gast away. You have to change yourself.