Arshad Ahsanuddin is a practicing hematopathologist, a physician specializing in the diagnosis of diseases of blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes using laboratory data and microscopic evaluation of tissue biopsies. Yes, he's a blood doctor writing a series of vampire novels. The irony isn't lost on him. If you enjoyed this story, or if you have questions about the Pact Arcanum saga, check out his website at and leave him some feedback.





  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • JoinedDecember 31, 2011

Stories by Arshad Ahsanuddin
al-Falaq by ArshadAhsanuddin
The first poem I ever wrote, back in 1989. The title references Surah 113, ayat 1-3 of the Qur'an, which rea...
Requiem for Ozymandias by ArshadAhsanuddin
Requiem for Ozymandias
I poem I wrote in college, circa 1990, based on the poem "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (http...
Trapped by ArshadAhsanuddin
A poem I wrote in college, circa 1990, that seems somehow even more appropriate today.