In mystical, mysterious Quiapo on the eve of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, Manang Bolabola scanned the crowd.
There. With a wave of her hand, she beckoned the little girl to come over.
“What is it, lola?”
The doll maker smiled, whispered in the girl’s ear, and drew back the curtains of the shop entrance.
The girl stepped inside. When Manang Bolabola came out, there was a new doll in her secret room, with eyes the color of twilight…
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