SOMA DATTA: The Devil You Know

“Psst. Hey. Come over here.”

“No. I have nothing to say to you.”

“Your father made me a promise and he didn’t follow through.”

“So? He died last night.”

“He sold his soul first.”

“That has nothing to do with me.”

“He used you as collateral. I’m here to collect.”

A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Creative Writing program, Soma Datta is reinvigorating her poetry and flash fiction muscles after over two decades of writing stories for businesses and brands. She intends to tell her story as a first generation Indian woman growing up between Western and Eastern cultures.


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