Pictured here is a tragedy of tradition.
What I have fondly come to think of as Mr.-Tippy-Head-Candy-Face came into my life, um, some time ago.
I have fond “growing up” memories of him being filled with seasonal treats which my siblings and I would enjoy after tipping-his-head into our hands.
My mother, understanding that I was the one of four siblings who would revere this tradition, bequeathed him unto me when my son became old enough to enjoy, um, tippable treats.
My son, who is now ***OFFICIALLY*** a teen, SWEARS he has NO IDEA how this family heirloom was broken…but be assured, this tradition is officially BROKEN.
So in honor of the memory of Mr. Tippy-Head-Candy-Face, our November theme will be:
BREAKING WITH TRADITION
Tell us about a time in your life when you chose the road less traveled; when you rebelled against family, religion, education (or even common sense!), how did your journey change?
It can be as small (????) as changing a family holiday ritual or as large as deciding to change your entire life, against all societal norms. How have you challenged the status quo?
How have you made a difference by being different?
How have you forged your own path, against all odds, against the tide, against the wind?
We want your stories as essays poems, or even fiction. Share with our readers how breaking with tradition was a game-changer in your life.
We will accept 10-12 paid pieces per month; to be eligible, your November submission must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th.
Please refer to our master submissions page for details on how to submit and invoice for payment.
We look forward to reading your work! ~Kara