Aditi Ramaswamy

Cover Letter

the day I met the devil
I was still a child
I knew things no one else did
fearsome and wild

I grew up looking backward
every moment like a knife
my nights were spun with terror
a terrified half-life

this world which I inhabit
is full of hungry eyes
fear is my only constant
survival is a prize

you ask why I write horror:
because it’s all I know
the dark things in my stories
will never let me go.

Aditi Ramaswamy‘s dream job is to haunt a pond in the woods. Until she becomes the forest spirit she’s destined to be, though, she’ll stick to software engineering and writing fiction. Ramaswamy’s debut novel, Nathaniel Keene (The Lovelace Chronicles Book 1), is available here.