#FF — Harvest


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

WARNING:  may not be suitable for squeamish readers

Rats gnawing. Stabbing pain. Falling forever. Maniacal laughter.

Trevor woke with a splash, teeth chattering enough to chip his caps, in a tub he didn’t recognize. The water was ice cold – and pink. Head fuzzy, he cast about to orient. White towels soaked bright red lined the small ceramic-tiled floor. His back throbbed.

The last thing Trevor remembered was laughing with a knockout brunette at a club Sammy had told him about. Ree suggested they move to a table in the back shadows where they could get cozy. The last thing he drank was a special martini Ree suggested.

[100 words]

 

 

Learn more about illegal organ trafficking here.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the authoress/artist host of Friday Fictioneers.

67 Comments Add yours

  1. trentpmcd says:

    Ah, he wasn’t using that organ anyway…

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  2. Dear Lisa,

    This reads like something out of Star Trek. More evil than vampires. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you. It’s horrible to think it’s real, along with other forms of human trafficking 😦
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  3. Michael Humphris says:

    What a image you painted, sounds like he is in deep trouble

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Michael, he is.

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Never trust the brunette that tries to pick you up in a nightclub! A real nightmare.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Iain, indeed!

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  5. Whoa. It’s a stark reality indeed. Great take on the prompt, Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Shweta.

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      1. You’re very welcome 🙂

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  6. Nobbinmaug says:

    Organ harvesting is like sex trafficking. It’s one of those things that’s so horrific I can’t believe it’s real.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you. Labor trafficking is another biggie that flows under the radar a lot.

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  7. Dora says:

    Horrifyingly vivid descriptions. Thanks for the warning. I needed it. Brutal but very effectively written, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Dora.

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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    Creepy – and horrible to think stuff like this happens. First I ever heard of such a thing was many years ago, and it was a rumor going around town that it happened to our dentist’s son.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh no 😦 To know it exists is one thing. To know someone it happened to takes it to another level.

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  9. Danny James says:

    I bet tomorrow is not going to be a good day for him.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I bet you’re right.

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  10. Very graphic, but I really like the way you wrote the narrative and set the scene, I was hooked!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much, Hannah.

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      1. You’re most welcome 😊

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  11. Brilliantly chilling!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Susan.

      Like

  12. Dee | Grammy's Grid says:

    WOW, someone is in trouble!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! I hope he’s able to get help.

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  13. memadtwo says:

    Only drink what you have mixed yourself…(k)

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  14. Oy vey. I seem to think he’s missing something … (kidney … or … family jewels…?)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      He’ll find out soon I’m sure, if he lives long enough…

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  15. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Hope they only took one kidney…I read about this happening before…I can’t imagine.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is difficult to imagine 😦

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  16. plaridel says:

    it didn’t look good. at least he had fun while it lasted.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      That’s what I call looking on the bright side of things 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  17. A grim tale, all the better for not having been watered down for the squeamish!

    Here’s mine!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Keith.

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  18. A grim reminder of what happens in the underworld.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Alicia.

      Like

  19. Sue says:

    Watch out for the brunette! I don’t have a good feeling about his situation. Great descriptive story!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sue. I was going to say blonde because blondes are easy targets, then redhead but that would have been too much red in the story 😉

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  20. Dale says:

    Only in reading the comments did I see that this was organ “theft”. Poor bugger. Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s probably a good thing the description didn’t ring a bell. Thanks, Dale!

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  21. I think the most chilling is the sentence following the story. Shudder!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Brenda.

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  22. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh dear, there goes that kidney!

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  23. draliman says:

    Eek, hope they left him one…

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  24. James McEwan says:

    A great warning. Where every woman in a dark cozy corner is a true vampire in every way. Still the attraction never fails the weak-minded Trevors of this world. A nice turn on who spikes the drinks these days.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much for your comment, James.

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  25. granonine says:

    The sad reality of this evil practice has affected way more lives than we realize. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda!

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  26. ahtdoucette says:

    Well told morality tale for the modern age! Be careful what you do with who. Sadly the kind of thing that happens all too often.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Like

  27. Sandra says:

    During one of my frequent sleepless nights the other week I turned on the television (which usually sends me to sleep) and found a documentary on this very subject. Needless to say, there was little sleep to be had after that! Well done – this practice needs to be given more airing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sandra. Imagining that was a gruesome doc, and you’re right, needs more attention brought to it.

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  28. Very dark and sinister, full of atmosphere.

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  29. Great description of blood and gore. Is he finished or can he still escape? I find myself shouting, “Get out now, while you still can!”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Exactly! They might be taking a break before going back to harvest more of him! Thanks Michael.

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  30. notestowomen says:

    Very graphic but much needed story to raise awareness about the horrors of organ trafficking. I hope this poor guy survives and that Ree and the rest of the perpetrators are caught.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, yes it does, just as all forms of trafficking do.

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  31. magarisa says:

    You sure know how to paint a horrifying picture!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. Organ trafficking is pretty horrifying.

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