Always nervous yet excited for new beginnings in life, the soon-to-be-18 Aashika can be a paradox at times. Difficult, but simple really, is how she feels one should view life. With music’s lifelong warm embrace and the written word’s true companionship, she enjoys critical thinking and solid relationships, not necessarily with the nitty-gritty aspect! Besides, with huge support and guidance from loved ones, she and her personality feel ready to pave their paths on this earth.
Aashika’s story “The Healer” is included in Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction.