Daniel Baker is a life-long reader and writer of all things fantasy and SF, living in the foothills of Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. Holding a PhD. in Literary Studies, he teaches Professional and Creative Writing, Shakespearean Studies, and Supernatural Literature at Deakin University, and through the fantasy that is academic research has presented papers around the world. “The Marvellous Inventions of Mr. Tock” is his sixth fiction publication, with other stories appearing in Aurealis and the CSFG anthologies.
“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.