December 22, 2011
The arch bulged over the sides, the skin stretching out the beautiful fabric in a brutally fashionable manner. The bones were constricted the the extreme, pain and disgust coursing through the owner of these feet. It wasn't a matter of choice, but tradition; a tradition that women would be eternally grateful to break, if possible. Her bones had been pushed to the limit, and if the toes were rapped any closer to the heel, the arches of her feet would surely snap. Walking would no longer be free of pain for this woman ever again.

Join the Discussion

This article has 2 comments. Post your own now!

ToraToriTora This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm
Thank you for the input, this means that people jsut want to hear more! No, it's not a story, or I would have it under realistic-fiction. This is just a detailed visual without the visual. I tried to make it short and powerful.
A_Journey said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm
I like your story but it really needs to be expanded. It's about how China's women used to bind their feet, right?
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback