J.W. Alden is a 1st Place winner of Writers of the Future, a graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshop, and an active member of SFWA. His fiction has appeared in Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, and various other publications. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is trying desperately to understand the difference between a state and a commonwealth. To read more from him, visit AuthorAlden.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.