Chewed Confessions, is a series of award-winning, critically-acclaimed, thought-provoking, linked short stories, using an inventive supposition to share a variety of human experiences, as related by the animated stick of gum that traveled with each person on a given day. From this intimate vantage, these humorous, heartfelt stories together explore a broad spectrum of everyday life. More
Chewed Confessions, is a series of thought-provoking, linked short stories, using an inventive supposition to share a variety of human experiences, as related by the animated stick of gum that traveled with each person on a given day. From this intimate vantage, these humorous, heartfelt stories together explore a broad spectrum of everyday life, from affairs of the heart to matters of conscience. With rich insight and reflection, this original work of literature reveals the daily struggles we all face with doing the right thing. In this series of nine diverse short stories, each unique piece of gum narrates the thoughts and actions of the characters once it enters his or her mouth. Each gum has its own flavor, and its own insightful understanding of the journey it is taking.
Chewed Confessions offers life lessons and insights – some sweet, some sour, just as the spectrum of chewing gum offers a wide variety of life’s flavors. Each story will make you feel something and leave a good taste in your mouth -- and at the very least, you’ll find yourself reaching for a piece of gum.
Over 150 million Americans chew gum—and the practice dates back further than when gum was initially commercially produced in the late 1800s. We chew it while playing sports, when socializing, when working, or just before a date. Kids, adults, and seniors love it all the same. Whether for pleasure, to relieve stress, or freshen our breath, we enjoy the oral pleasures of chomping on gum—from gumballs and bubble gum to Chiclets and sticks of gum. Author Cheryl Kirwan has written an authentic new book of short stories where the main characters chew gum and the stories are narrated, in part, by the gum they are chewing. It’s an inventive, award-winning and critically-acclaimed book, entitled Chewed Confessions.
The confectionary tales give readers something to chew on. For one, they remind us of our shared love for gum and they make us think of gum as a witness to the many emotional moments our lives are filled with.
Readers' Favorite 2014 International Book Awards - BRONZE MEDAL WINNER in Fiction Short Stories
Indie Excellence Book Award – FINALIST WINNER in Fiction Short Stories, 2013
Global EBook Award – BRONZE MEDAL WINNER in Fiction Short Stories, 2013
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