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Friday, 17 September 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #133 A new life......


The promise of a job and a better life was a fantastic opportunity,


Especially for a poor, young country girl.


She told her friends about her prospective new life abroad, they were envious.


Her mother had taken the advance on her wages and waved her off....


to a life of prostitution in a foreign country.


Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


28 comments:

Dumdad said...

How sad but unfortunately very true for many young girls.

Thom said...

Does that include Mail Order? LOL...very well done my friend. I loved it. Excellent 55 have a great Friday :)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

lots of meaning! Nice one...

mrsnesbitt said...

very well done - politically acurate too!

Valerie said...

An excellent reminder of things that need to be put right in our world.

MorningAJ said...

Ouch. Sadly, it happens a lot. Sometimes we need reminding about other people's misfortunes

anthonynorth said...

So often true - and tragic.

Finding Pam said...

Nothing could be worse than to be of human bondage. A very good 55 with an important message.

Brian Miller said...

oh there was so much promise up until that last line...very sobering...i help support a friends organization that goes int to the bars in thailand to help buy freedom for some of them...nice 55.

Linda said...

Well, not exactly the sort of ending one would like but definitely the sort of ending one excepts from our Akelamalu!

Akelamalu said...

That's the saddest part Dumdad, that it is true for so many. :(

Thanks Thom

Cheers Scots Lass :)

Glad you liked it Mrs N


Yes Valerie, these things do need to be put right.


We have much to be thankful for don't we Morning AJ?


Tragic but true - you're right Anthony


Human bondage is a terrible thing Pam :(


I have seen the girls in the bars in Thailand Brian and they so need help - I commend you for doing what you can. x

Not an ending anyone would wish for Linda but sadly one that happens all to often. :(

Cloudia said...

True and potent. Better than another "study."




Warm Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

Jingle said...

it hits reality,
awesome 55.

my 55 here

Lulda Casadaga said...

I was just checking out a place to visit in Albania and was reading about the problems they have regarding kidnapping and girls being taken into prostitution in other countries. So damn sad...you would think in this day and age...Provacotive 55! :/

Ron said...

Brava, Akelamalu!

Man, that ending just floored me. Such truth!

As ALWAYS...brilliant 55, m'dear!

Have a super weekend!

X

G-Man said...

It's what you do best Ake...
Thanks for never disappointing!
Excellent 55 My Dear..
You Rock The Kingdom Baby!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

secret agent woman said...

Especially sad since it does happen.

tony said...

The Grass Is Not Always Greener...Sometimes It's black......

Akelamalu said...

Yes true unfortunately Cloudia

Sadly it does Jingle :(

You're right Lulda, it's ridiculous it still happens in this day and age.

Thanks Ron, I wish it was fiction and not a reality.

Cheers G, I try. ;)

Quite SAW

Akelamalu said...

That's so true Tony, especially in cases like that. :(

Shrinky said...

A chilling and thought provoking 55, Akelamalu - as only you can tell it.

hope said...

That's sad enough without realizing that it STILL happens.

Travis Cody said...

Oh no! I didn't like that twist.

lettuce said...

:-[

Akelamalu said...

It is a chilling thought Shrinky


That's the awful part of it Hope - it still happens. :(

I can understand that Trav

An unhappy face I can understand Lettuce

Susan at Stony River said...

If only that story weren't true for so many girls! And the envious ones back home have no idea how lucky they are -- what a good but sad 55.

Maggie May said...

I'm afraid that that is the truth for many unfortunate girls. Sad though it may be.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

If only they knew what was in store beforehand Susan :(

That's the sad part about it Maggie :(