Posts Tagged ‘tafficking’

Who:     Anyone

What:   Friday Fictioneers

When:  Any time from Wednesday morning to Tuesday evening

Where:  Rochelle’s blog

How:  Write a one-hundred word complete story based on the weekly photo prompt

Why:  Why not?

Copyright Kent Bonham

Copyright Kent Bonham

 

 Traffic Fatality

Merciless lights detail the broken, tortured body tied to the bed. Before being snuffed for the movie, she was used (misused) repeatedly by each of the men roughly arrested. Some officers swear almost continuously; the least experienced is sick in the corner. No one mocks him.

Dearest Mama and Papa,
Gregor says he can get me a modeling job in America for much more than my maid job pays. I’m so excited for this opportunity. He says I might become famous! It will be so wonderful! When I have enough money, I will send for all of you.
Love, Tania.

 

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Human trafficking is a growing, horrific problem, not only in “other places” but around the world.  The Polaris Project says of the problem in the United States:

Because human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries, the U.S. government and academic researchers are currently working on an up-to-date estimate of the total number of trafficked persons in the United States annually.  With 100,000 children estimated to be in the sex trade in the United States each year, it is clear that the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S. reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.

and of the international problem:

An estimated 20.9 million men, women and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world today. Victims are trafficked both within and across international borders. Migrants as well as internally displaced persons are particularly vulnerable.

Although my story is at the grimmest end of the spectrum, it’s unfortunately not an unknown story.

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