Cover Photo: left to right: Mary. Bee (held by her grandfather), Christopher. Courtesy of author
left to right: Mary. Bee (held by her grandfather), Christopher. Courtesy of author

Ashes to Ashes

We all knew my aunt Mary would die young, like five of her siblings. Her chosen method was a speedball.

The email was from my father, five thousand miles and eight time zones away. There was no subject line. “Mary is dead.”






Bee Lavender is the author of Lessons in Taxidermy. She lives in London and New York City. For more information, go to www.beelavender.com.

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