Author Archives: Sheila N

About Sheila N

Enough about me. Art by Tom Brown.

Off the Rails

Off the Rails Manners. That’s what this lot need. That, and throwing in front of me. It’s not as though I can kick ’em. Basic train manners. Surely that’s not too much to ask? That and what surely is now … Continue reading

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The Last Client of the Night

The Final Client of the Night Maggie shifted in her office chair. Some clients were so miserable that the chair, a construction of metal and fake leather, felt like it was actually a thing of sweat and bony torture. It … Continue reading

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Existential Llamas on a Train

by Sheila North “Lo siento mucho,” said Jose, as he apologised to the woman in the next seat, “Soy una llama. Me llamo Jose. ?Como se llama?” Jose, who was standing in the crowded aisle, was doing his utmost to … Continue reading

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Love, Friendship, & London

My husband tells me I didn’t half stare when I first clapped eyes on St. George’s. Compared to the churches I had seen back home, St George’s is large, impressive, and practically a cathedral, at least as far as looks … Continue reading

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Slim(ish), 60, and Mad

Hi Mom Slim(ish), 60, and Mad Hi Mom: Yes, I’m still here, despite myself. Yes, I am (comparatively) slim again, thanks to the Depression Diet, and a lack of appetite. Feeling that I look like myself again: that is, the … Continue reading

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