PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox
Regardless of how glamorous a travel destination is, there are always underbellies that noone sees or wants to know about. Hawaii, for example: all eyes feast volcanoes and too-blue water; noses breathe sea air and sweet flora; skin brushes large tropical leaves; ears listen to birds, drumbeats, and partygoers; mouths taste tropical fruits and wild caught mahi-mahi grilled on the barbie.
What vacationers don’t want knowledge of are pineapple farms where meth-fed slaves climb trees to harvest them and who sleep in tin shacks. Some will, however, meet downed slaves, served as Kalua Pig, at Sunday night’s farewell luaus.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the creative host of Friday Fictioneers.