Author Archives: Shellschön

About Shellschön

My parents gave me a babyhood nickname. It takes the last part of my given name, Michelle (Shell) and the German word for "beautiful" (schön). The ö is difficult to work with if you type slower than you think, like I do, so the name kind of evolved to shellshin; like pressing words--word press.

The Magpie

He came to me with passive beginnings. I held out my open palms. At first, he was wary, as all luminescent and wild creatures are. He cocked his head to sense the air around me. I asked him to read … Continue reading

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Clipped Wing

So…I’m barren. There, it’s out; I’ve written it–it’s real. Those words, so small in form, so insignificant looking in type, are a jagged edged shard; a corner from the broken china plate of my heart– grinding a permanent cut that runs deep and bleeds afresh … Continue reading

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Waxing philosophical in Whitley Bay

  20 June 2007   I live on a street. It’s a magical street, the sidewalks made up of paving stones, one fitting perfectly next to the other, just so. Every once in a while, I step on the corner … Continue reading

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