Author Archives: Sheila Moss

About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.

Beowulf Was Here

Once again I received a reminder that I’m not as young as I used to be. This time it’s bursitis. It’s pitiful when you get so old that all you have to talk about is your aches and pains. So, … Continue reading

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Hot Wings from Hell

“How about some hot wings from the new carry-out place?” my honey asked. “I don’t remember a hot wings carry-out place. What’s the name of it?” “Wing City or something like that… I can’t remember.” “Okay, sounds good — as … Continue reading

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New Orleans

The party never stops in New Orleans. The people are tourist-friendly and the visitors bureau is jazzed you are there. The French Quarter is a quaint area of town where brightly-colored buildings have wrought iron balconies and flower boxes. The … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest

Last weekend my honey and I decided to go to the Oktoberfest in Germantown — that is, I decided and he went along. Other than having the distinction of spelling October with a “k”, what’s the difference between an October … Continue reading

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Howl-o-ween Party

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you find out you “ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.” The other night we went to a Halloween party. Now I’ve been to Halloween parties before and have seen some pretty weird sights, but … Continue reading

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Great Pumpkin Test

Most people don’t know this, but when my kids were small, I became rather adept at carving jack-o-lanterns. I thought that I could put away the carving tools when I became older and just make pumpkin pies or pumpkin bread, … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan

About halfway home from work, there was a loud bang like something had hit the side of the car. What was that noise? Then the car began to drive funny and was hard to control. By the time we got … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling

It’s hard to believe that a sleepy little town like Jonesborough could come alive the way it does once a year. But come alive it does with so many people that you can’t imagine where they all come from or … Continue reading

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My Cat Can Fly

Less you be confused, my cat cannot fly like a bird. Misty flies more like Superman, minus the cape, that is, leaping tall buildings in a single bound. All cats can jump, of course, but Misty seems to have extraordinary … Continue reading

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Nature’s Bounty

“Can I have any apples off your tree that you are not going to use?” asked the neighbor. “Sure, you can have them all.” I have an old apple tree in my yard. When I planted it, I didn’t know … Continue reading

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