Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. In 2016, she won the inaugural Overland/Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, was shortlisted for the @Writing.ie/BGEIBAs Short Story of the Year for the same story: K-K-K; also published in Award Winning...
He styles her Blessed, Beloved,
straddles her to feel her exquisite torque;
when she won’t turn over he wheedles
in tones a spinster might use on a cat:
‘Whisha, come on, girl, be good now.’
She thrums to life...