Human Trafficking #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, H is for Human Trafficking…
I sense people staring, but are they really looking at me, I wondered.
Will they sense my hesitation? Or hear the tremble in my voice?
Will the inner turmoil show in my eyes?
Ah! The answers I seek as I wait at the corner of a busy street, to meet the strangers of the night.
Thanks a lot, Sid for your inputs!
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April 10, 2017 12:08 am|
That was moving. A tale from her point of view. Short but sharp on the emotions!
April 10, 2017 12:09 am|
Thanks Vinay, glad you liked this attempt!
April 10, 2017 12:48 am|
Heartbreaking and yet the sad plight of many girls and women 🙁
April 10, 2017 4:15 am|
Short but heartbreaking.
April 10, 2017 5:58 am|
Sad state…..society can be so cruel
April 10, 2017 6:37 am|
That was a sad tale! Had never thought from her point of view.
April 10, 2017 7:38 am|
I’ve always wondered at the plight of these people as they do this day in and day out. Such trauma on a daily basis 🙁
April 10, 2017 9:10 am|
This is just so so sad. Some of the first hand accounts of their lives that I’ve read have been so gut wrenching.
April 10, 2017 9:34 am|
Very touching. We rarely pause and try to see the other sides thoughts, and your crisp story made us do just that. Superb one, Shilpa!
April 10, 2017 9:56 am|
Her POV – so brilliantly put across Shilpa! You are doing a masterful job with your fictional tales – one of my fav on AtoZ to visit daily!!!
Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
H id for a stinky high at ChangLa pass in Ladhakh #atozchallenge
April 10, 2017 10:08 am|
Outstanding! What a terrible thing for any person to have to live through.
Emily | AtoZ | My Life In Ecuador
April 10, 2017 10:13 am|
One of the worst crimes is Human 7 child trafficking.
A Peice Of My Life
April 10, 2017 10:27 am|
Amazing how few words can capture the fear and tragedy behind this story.Heart achingly real
April 10, 2017 11:02 am|
Amazing and heart breaking tale.
Thanks for sharing.
April 10, 2017 11:31 am|
Great as always 🙂
April 10, 2017 12:16 pm|
Sigh… Though it may seem for many as a job, in reality it’s so very inhumane…
April 10, 2017 12:56 pm|
So many girls end up this way – very sad.
April 10, 2017 2:01 pm|
And those “strangers of the night” never care about what’s going on in her mind, do they? They don’t care that she might have a family somewhere, whom she might long to be together with again! They don’t realize that if they stop paying for this, little girls might not be stolen from their homes!
April 10, 2017 2:02 pm|
Her plight is miserable one!
Wonderfully captured emotions Shilpa!
April 10, 2017 2:15 pm|
Very very sad …. and very beautifully written, well done shilpa !!
April 10, 2017 2:37 pm|
oh thats a touchy story!
April 10, 2017 3:07 pm|
‘Strangers of the night’ sounds so eerie. I wonder how scary it must be for them. Very well executed, Shilpa.
April 10, 2017 3:46 pm|
All too common, sadly. Sensitively and beautifully written Shilpa.
Amble Bay’s Village Hall!
April 10, 2017 5:17 pm|
This is such a sad tale for many of the women everywhere in the world. As much efforts are being taken for the same, the state by and large remains the same!
April 10, 2017 5:55 pm|
well done Shilpa, so sad in so few words.
April 10, 2017 6:11 pm|
In so few words you added the depth of emotion to a faceless girls of the night. Well done!
April 10, 2017 6:12 pm|
So heartbreaking! The outward appearance seldom shows what emotions lie beneath.
April 10, 2017 6:18 pm|
A sad reality captured in few words. Brilliant Shilpa.
April 10, 2017 7:14 pm|
Very well expressed in such limited words….such a pity, hardly anyone sees the picture from their perspective!!
April 10, 2017 7:32 pm|
This was a touching, Shilpa. I have always wondered how awful their lives would be. I have had the opportunity to interact with one of them and the conversation was heartbreaking. Your story reminded me of it.
April 10, 2017 8:18 pm|
I’ve often tried to imagine her point of view. This is poignant. Also – have you read No One Can Love You Enough by Mayank Austin Soofi? It’s a brilliant book about his experience at observing a kotha at GB Road, Delhi.
April 10, 2017 8:51 pm|
This is so sad, but such a reality. I’ve seen so many such girls in certain areas of the city and have always wondered what would have landed them here.
April 10, 2017 9:21 pm|
So many milions (literally millions) live this everyday.
April 10, 2017 10:22 pm|
It must be so scary to be out in the world, with no protection from anyone 🙁
You vocalised their thoughts in an eeriely perfect manner, Shilpa!
April 10, 2017 10:47 pm|
I hear the tinge of sadness, as if she’s resigned to what she has to do. Hugs!
April 10, 2017 11:37 pm|
A powerful tale of the unsung woman that moves us.
April 11, 2017 1:50 am|
April 11, 2017 12:43 pm|
This is very powerful Shilpa, awesome and you conveyed so much in so little words, admire your skills really, one of my topics for my stories is trafficking, this was a great help thanks
April 11, 2017 8:00 pm|
So powerful telling this story from the girl’s point of view!