ByCatherine Brereton

Catherine A. Brereton is from England, but now lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her wife and two daughters. Among other publications, her work appears in Crack the Spine, The Flounce, and The Watershed Review. Her essay "Trance," published by SLICE, was selected as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, 2015. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of Limestone, the University of Kentucky's literary journal.

  1. The heel is where the success—or failure—of a sock rests, at once mysterious and intimidating. Many a knitter has advanced toward the heel, wits intact, only to find the perplexing combination of knit stitches, slip stitches, wraps, and turns too much for the nerves.

    Perhaps it was the Vicodin, but I faced my virginal heel experience with a casual bravado.