A Flash Fiction Piece By Mandy D. Chew

Though she had only just started her second year at Willow Creek Elementary, first-grader Jenna Porter took the annual Costume Competition very seriously. She didn’t like to talk about it much, but last year she had suffered the most agonizing defeat. She had been conquered. Humiliated. …

Techniques for Turning Weaknesses into Strengths…

I remember a story I heard once of a prison warden who worked tirelessly to rehabilitate the men in his prison. One day someone told him to stop doing this because “leopards just don’t change their spots!”

The warden responded with something to the effect of,

“Leopards don’t change their…

How Halloween Has the Potential to Bring out the Best in Us…

It’s hard to believe that on one day out of the year people in various countries like America flip social standards on their head.

On Halloween it is completely acceptable and encouraged to:

  • Take candy from people you don’t know. Especially if you’re a child.
  • Embrace demons, witches, and other…

Mandy Chew

I am a woman on a mission to seize life by the toes and always "Chews" Joy in life! You can follow more of my musings at www.chewsjoy.com or @mandydchew

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