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  Friday   Fictioneers

  Post 1558. Saturday June 28
    

She slips in and out of the shadows, hiding in the dank 
alleyway. Dressed to allure, she slides into view 
when a prospective client 
appears.

She came here on a promise from her home overseas, lured by
 a job, a home and a future; to send much-needed
money to her parents, her brother,
 her sister.

Little did she know what
awaited her.

Concealed at a safe distance, her sinister pimp watches 
 his terrified victim as she plies his 
loathsome trade.

One day she will disappear; unknown, anonymous.
No name just a number.

She’ll be replaced by another,

and another,

and another.




For Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle who also provided the picture prompt. 




79 comments:

  1. Dear Keith,

    Well written verse about a horrible blight on the world. Those last three lines echo like a hollow wind.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Mine is here. ;) https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/06/28/30-june-2017/

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    2. It certainly is, and it's something that's unlikely to change. Thanks Rochelle - and also for the picture which has inspired so many interesting and diverse pieces this week.

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  2. Chilling, especially when you think that this is all too true.

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  3. Horribly relevant, Keith. That so many lives end in such tragedy is heartbreaking. Nicely written

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    1. It certainly is. Thanks for commenting Lynn

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  4. Dark thoughts that display realities of what is happening in our world today.. well done! :-)

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    1. Sadly there is no sign of things changing, not yat anyway. Thnks Courtney.

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  5. As sad as the subject is, that was brilliantly done, Keith.

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  6. Terrific and terrifying work.

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  7. Sad and too often too true. And i hold the "customers" accountable, too.

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    1. Without them the problem would not exist. Sadly it's unlikely to change. Thanks mm.

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  8. as she plies his loathsome trade. Oh! I love the way you threw this back on the pimp. I think this is one of your best, Keith Kudos

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    1. Alicia, thank you so much for your generous words.

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  9. it happens in many places around the world as we speak. sadly, there'll be no end to it anytime soon.

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  10. This is the sad state of affairs. Well written, Keith.

    https://kittysverses.wordpress.com

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  11. A very poignant poem which exposes a state of affair happening far too often destroying the life of many young women. great writing and thanks for bringing it into awareness

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  12. Excellent Keith - just dreadful and getting worse ... I am so grateful to be who I am ... with thoughts for all those in the wilderness of cruelty ... Hilary

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  13. Reminds me of Rankin's 'The Hanging Garden.' Chilling and all too real in today's world.

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    1. It does indeed - well spotted! Cheers Denise

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  14. Very thought-provoking piece, Keith...

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  15. That is so chilling, I like the poetry form you have done your piece in, it's really unique and effective.

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    1. Not my normal style so I'm pleased off worked! Cheers Rebecca

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  16. Wow! This is not what I expected. Very sad.

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  17. Dear Keith, Well, it is the OLDEST profession in the world. Your story is well penned in poetry. I sure hope she makes it out of the clutches of the slimy pimp (they are one of the biggest scourge humans have ever produced). Good job! Nan

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    1. That is indeed what it's called. Thanks so much for your thoughts Nan.

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  18. Brilliant. The plight of such women has been captured expertly. Very well written. Cheers, Varad.

    https://looseendoftheredthread.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/friday-fictioneers-cravings/

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  19. This is sadly true of so many lives and it will go on and on. You've captured all aspects of this very poignantly

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  20. Yikes. This is far more terrifying than my tale. Mine is home to pretend monsters. Yours houses real demons. Well told, and slightly depressing to think about.

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    1. Thank you - comedy next week, I promise!

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  21. Scarily true to life, Keith - well done.

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  22. Terribly true for so many women and children. But you told it well, as it it, no nonsense. And it hit home hard.

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  23. Powerful piece of poetry, describing a heartbreaking truth of the world nowadays. Well done, Keith.

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  24. Chilling tale of human trafficking. Sometimes these victims are rescued. Most times they're not.

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  25. Such heartbreaking true! Very sad but very well written. Thanks!!! That's a masterpiece.

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    1. Thank you so much for your generouswords SHON

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  26. So well written and so heart-breaking. The expectation of a better life. I can almost imagine her sending the money home and telling everyone she's doing great. :(
    Well done.

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    1. I'm sure that's what happens. Cheers Sascha

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  27. Gut wrenching truth. Nicely executed writing, though. Very tight and full of emotion.

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  28. You captured the reality of this very well. Such a sad existence.

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  29. So sad and soul-wrenching to see her stand under the beautiful archway to ply her trade to help her family back home. No-one care for her feelings but lust for her body.

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    1. I pleased it came across that way. Thanks Kalpana

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  30. Great writing, Keith. This scourge upon the face of the earth, this traffic in humans, has to be stopped. I get angry if anyone tries to call prostitution a "victimless crime". It victimizes everyone connected with it one way or another. ---- Suzanne

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    1. I wholehartedly agree Suzanne. Thanks so much for your comment

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  31. A powerful piece that speaks out against the ugly reality that is brushed under the carpe.

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  32. A terrifying and true picture of a sordid trade in women. Well written indeed.

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  33. Great rhythm and very poignant.

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  34. It is truly a cruel, cruel world...

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