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Friday Fictioneers–13 June 2014

Copyright–Ted Strutz

SOMETHING FISHY

We were tricked! After scraping together money for passage to find work outside our small village, we learned we’d been bought by a trawler captain. Unpaid and fed only a plate of rice a day, a few in our group rebelled. They were beaten, tortured, shot, and thrown overboard. One night, after crawling into the tiny area where we slept, I knew I had to escape. What did I have to lose? I would be dead either way. I slipped out in the night with a small float. Some days later, a kind ferry captain rescued me from the sea.

Linking to Friday Fictioneers (FF), where everyone is welcome to participate. Click the FF link to find out how, then write your 100-word story and link up!