Kate Mahony

Kate Mahony has an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. Her fiction has been published in Best New Zealand Fiction Vol 6 (Random House), Turbine, Takahe, the International Literary Quarterly, Tales for Canterbury (Random Static), Blackmail Press, Blue Fifth Review, The Island Review, 4th Floor Literary Journal (Whitireia), and Flash Frontier. Her story, Freedom, was awarded second place in the 2014 Takahe Short Story Competition, and The Journey received an “Honorary Mention” in the 2015 Fish Publishing (Ireland) Short Story Competition.  She lives in Wellington.

Issue 2

Behind the Scrim

On Tuesday when Guy arrives, his father refuses to go outside to wave goodbye to Mattie, who normally looks after him.

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