Shiv Ramdas is an Indian writer of postcolonial speculative fiction—from science fiction and fantasy to horror and everything in between. His work has previously appeared in Fireside and Giganotosaurus Magazine. He currently lives in Seattle, USA, with his spouse and three cats. You can find him tweeting at @nameshiv.
Corey slipped his hand into the puppet’s back, like he had done many times with the doctor who made him talk about Michael and bathtubs and redness. His breath and stomach squeezed whenever he reached into dark, invisible places.
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