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.

if these are the last days, we better have cash according to Pretty


Last night Pretty and I were watching who’s the greatest of all time on Jeopardy, bemoaning the fact that neither of us will ever make a million dollars answering questions which we might be able to think of the answers … Continue reading

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pretty in fine form for new year’s day


‘Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house two creatures are stirring, and neither’s a mouse. Only Spike and I are up so far, and in all fairness we’re probably not even stirring – more staring than stirring. … Continue reading

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gold, frankincense and myrrh with a 21st century twist


I’m a basic Bah, Humbug Christmas person and have been for years.   I’m not clinically depressed during the holiday season, but neither am I joyful.  I resist the pressure to shop ‘til I drop, but that isn’t limited to a … Continue reading

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dear Santa, send boxing gloves


“Dear Santa Claus, how are you? I am fine. I have been pretty good this year. Please bring me a pair of boxing gloves for Christmas.  I need them. Your friend, Sheila Rae Morris” “That’s a good letter,” my grandmother … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT IMPEACHED: A LESSON IN CIVICS AND THE REST OF THE STORY


And it came to pass in these days that President Donald J. Trump has undergone a three months long impeachment process which resulted in the preparation of two articles of impeachment approved by the House of Representatives in a majority … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP! GRANDBABY ON BOARD!


Over the spirited reservations of both Papa Williams (NanaT’s father) and NanaSlo (me), NanaT (Pretty) moved full steam ahead with her plans for our granddaughter’s first car trip “up the road” as we say in our family whenever we drive … Continue reading

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babysitting – day two – and christmas music?


Pretty asked Alexa to shuffle Johnny Mathis Christmas music today while she worked around the house, and I thought it was such fun. Nobody sings Christmas better than Johnny Mathis, right? Hm. Unless it might be Dolly Parton. So after … Continue reading

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babysitting – day one – think pink!


NanaSlo and Grandbaby Ella – Day One of Babysitting (just before Mama Caroline got home from work) please get home soon, Mama, the Nanas exhaust me Stay tuned.  

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a hard candy Christmas


I’ll be just fine and dandy, Lord it’s like a hard candy Christmas. I’m barely getting through tomorrow, but still I won’t let sorrow bring me way down. ——  Carol Hall lyrics from the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in … Continue reading

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OK, BOOMER? let’s see what you got first


Pretty will be the first to tell anyone that I am the world’s last to know anything about pop culture because I am not a twitterer, instagrammer, pinterester, redditer, or snapchatterer. I am not linked in, tik tokked, or tuned … Continue reading

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