Spike speaks

Hello. My name is Spike, and I don’t ever get to say anything in cyberspace. It’s not that I don’t have something to say. It’s just that nobody ever asks me what I think.

And I think plenty. That’s what I do best. Think. In this family thinking is a lost art and talking occupies center stage. Talking, in my opinion, is overrated.

For example, nobody has ever asked me my opinion on summer. In my opinion, summer is hot.

I don’t get the pool thing…

Normally I enjoy a refreshing dip in water, but this water ain’t right. It smells funny. I don’t trust any water that smells funny.

So take me back, country roads, to the place I belong which is inside my air conditioned house…where I can think in peace and quiet…

but not always in solitude…

Oh, well. You can’t have everything, if you stop to think about it.




About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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10 Responses to Spike speaks

  1. kirbappeal says:

    I agree with Spike. Summer is hot and I count my blessings everyday for our central air conditioning.

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  2. Wayside Artist says:

    Miss Poppy Seed is always thrilled to hear about the doings/nappings of her paw pals in South Carolina. Cassie Potatoes? Meh…it’s too darn hot!! Air conditioning is the best thing humans came up with after Pupperoni. 😁

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  3. Hi Spike! So happy that Slow finally lifted your gag order so you could share your thoughts with us. Tallulah and I totally agree with you about the heat, but I think we could be convinced to jump into that pretty pool. Hey, we love things that don’t smell funny. 😉 Stay cool, my friend!

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  4. Rest easy dear Spike, Autumn will be round sooner than you think 😉

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