Broken Vow

A blanket of never ending melancholy flooded the skies of Manila. As the cold breeze came across his disquieted mind, Victor finally decided to enter the almost-empty Cathedral.

Sudden visions from the hauntingly beautiful sanctuary, exactly five years ago, etched in him quickly: A white veil occasion turned into fear and horror.

Coming back to reality, he noticed a nun seating just a few rows before him. “Excuse me, may I ask wh–“

He had to cut his question as soon as her deep-set eyes made its way through his. It was she. The woman he left on the altar.

Art by: Yours truly and Mr. Juni Frio

101-word story by: Denise Esguerra

Created for a requirement in our Humanities 1 project


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Catherine is a 20-something BS Nutrition student of the University of the Philippines, but her heart screams for the art. She is a freelance creative and model, an artist and a writer, and an advocate of human rights and the environment.

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