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About the Story
Eileen’s mom, wanting a safe place for her daughter’s ashes, buried them among the roots of the yew tree without a tombstone and without permission.
About the Author
Kath Saxby’s fiction has been published by Storyscape and her travel writing by major New Zealand newspapers and TNT magazine in England. She was a finalist in competitions held by Arts and Letters, Summer Literary Seminars, Hunger Mountain and shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize. She was selected for a New York Mills residency in northern Minnesota and she holds an MFA in creative writing from the City College of New York. Kath grew up in Fiji and in New Zealand where she worked on the family farm. She has held jobs in computer programming, sales, truck driving, meat-packing and office administration, and currently teaches English as a second language in East Harlem. She has a completed novel-in-waiting, titled Dog Wars.