Author Archives: Sheila Morris

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies who periodically indulges her desires to write outside her genre by trying to write fiction and poetry. 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 and Charly. Her Texas roots are never far from her thoughts.

it’s going to be beautiful


Superlative in Chief is in the home stretch of his re-election campaign, and these final laps are going to be the greatest finish ever seen since the beginning of time, regardless of the outcome. If you don’t believe it, just … Continue reading

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grandmothers for a brighter future


Thirteen days until Election 2020 here in the USA, and of the countless texts, emails and snail mail from the candidates for the Senate in our home state of South Carolina, this piece that arrived at our home today is … Continue reading

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readings


Pardon another interruption from politics and the pandemic – this piece was originally published in August, 2011. For sure not a current event, but in this time of disconnection from family and friends, I needed a reminder of the feelings … Continue reading

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Nadal’s List of Unlucky Losers


Yes, yes I know what you’re going to say. Why devote time and space to a sports event in the midst of a pandemic that continues to ravage the health and well being of millions of people across the globe? … Continue reading

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tis the season – not that season


Pretty drew a line in the sand regarding television news following the 2016 election, a line which has stood with remarkably few breaches during the past four years. This boycott includes the presidential and vice presidential debates so I was … Continue reading

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what a difference a year makes


October, 2019 two weeks old granddaughter Ella James stares at me  December, 2019 Pretty and I take granddaughter on her first trip up the road February, 2020 Pretty smiles at Baby Ella April, 2020 Ella, her Mama and her Aunt … Continue reading

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say her name: Breonna Taylor


The 2020 WNBA season consists of twelve teams living and playing together since July in the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for a shortened 22-game schedule followed by the traditional playoff series that began on September 15th. The bizarre season … Continue reading

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your protection has expired


I can’t make this up. The first words I saw when I opened my laptop last night to read about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg were “your protection has expired.” Granted those words referred to my cyberspace security, … Continue reading

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black women called “Mayor” from sea to shining sea


A world wide pandemic from an attack by an unseen enemy known as Covid-19,  increasing public protests across the country led by Black Lives Matter against systemic racism in the criminal justice system and other institutions,  police brutality in the … Continue reading

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breaking news: interview with a Mushy Middler


My fake news interview with a Mushy Middler was first published here in August, 2017, one year after the US presidential election of 2016. With the 2020 election less than two months away, I wondered whether the mythical “mushy middle” … Continue reading

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