Friday Fictioneers: Sweater Shop

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Sweater Shop

The calluses on her hands cracked. Blood ran onto the wool. Dana knew no one wanted a blood-red sweater that turned rust-orange after washing. She had to give back the money, and her reputation took a hit.

Dana wished she could quit, but she was barely making enough to get by. She needed to increase her output to feed her children. Children. Children? No. She could never subject her children to this horror. Not her children.

It stirred up a ruckus when the first village child went missing. No one seemed to notice when they started disappearing from the orphanage.

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23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Sweater Shop

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      1. I thought so but it was a bit confusing with the “not her children” – Lemme guess, the orphanage children will be the sweatshop workers and the others are “hers” to be exempt from the work?

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  1. Evil! A great story. I bet she feels all self-righteous about giving her own children a good life. But beware, one of the little slaves might have read Hänsel and Gretel. 😉

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