Catherine Moore


It wasn’t the first time he had roped me. The thong at the nape of my neck, he wore it as a leather belt around his waist. An easy yoke for his chattel. When it wasn’t handy he used my plaited braid— slide the knot of it loose, coiled it at my wind pipe, and whispered, what a lovely sacrifice you’ll be.

Catherine Moore is the author of Story (Finishing Line Press), 921b Elysian Fields Avenue (Return to Sender) (Kentucky Story Press, 2015), and Wetlands (dancing girl press, 2016). Her fiction has appeared in Tahoma Literary Review, Six Little Things, Illinois Wesleyan University Press, Stymie Magazine, Indianola Review, and in various anthologies. Her work was included in The Best Small Fictions of 2015. Catherine lives in the Nashville area where she enjoys a thriving writer's community and was awarded a MetroArts grant. Catherine earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tampa and she currently teaches English at a community college. Previously, she served as an editor at the Tampa Review Online and at Toe Good Poetry.

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