The ruby red heels mocked her.
It laid on the floor, this new pair of shoes, which refused to yield to her custom.
This superstitious teen had bitten the shoe, as the old wives’ tale taught, to ensure a comfortable fit and avoid blisters.
Yet, when she slid her foot in, it bit at her ankles, pinching and leaving a red mark.
She couldn’t shake her beliefs, so she bit down harder.
With twisted gusto.
‘Penafrancia’ is part of our Viddsee Juree Awards Philippines 2017 channel. Learn more about Pinoy films here.