Tradition Takes on a New Meaning

Preserving Tradition

Families preserve the weirdest traditions. But, in this flash fiction, preserving tradition takes on a whole new meaning. This was submitted to Boxing with Pencils  — a challenge that requires all stories to be 100 words or less while including 3 specific words.  This week’s words:  Pickles, Family, Carnation The sharp smell of vinegar stung as Carol poured the brine into the pickling jars. Dozens of them stretched across her counter in neat rows– just like family tradition dictated.  Her heart swelled. ‘Mom would have been proud.’ She thought. With a clank, Carol set the pot down on the stove Read more…