Never Make It To Market

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.

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Panic was starting to form a cloud of fear over the farm. The migrants that worked these fields were nowhere to be seen. The farms precious fruits were going to rot in the fields.

At first the owners were in denial. The crops would be harvested! The use of facial masks were soon required to repel the invisible invader. Once established the virus began to spread. Workers who had previously never been sick suddenly disappeared.  Co-workers soon followed.

The owners anger began to ferment. The invader did not distinguish who it infected. The owners slowly began to disappear.

19 thoughts on “Never Make It To Market

  1. James McEwan June 27, 2020 / 4:37 am

    My goodness, the slow eradication of the human race, at least the birds will have plenty to eat from the crops. A story with a clear dystopian feel.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Alicia Jamtaas June 26, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    It’s amazing how important our farmworkers and butchers (plus many other low-paid workers) are and how little we respect them. Well told.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Archon's Den June 26, 2020 / 2:26 am

    I resolutely refuse to compose a post about COVID19, but you’ve presented the reality well. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Dale June 25, 2020 / 10:49 pm

    Nothing like a pandemic to force people to realise who puts food on your table.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. theministryofshrawleywalks June 24, 2020 / 5:10 pm

    Well quite, we’ve got Brexit to follow and then what the hell are we going to do! Good piece, a literal metaphor for what is happening in our fields, business and industries

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Iain Kelly June 24, 2020 / 3:13 pm

    Yep, all those migrant and seasonal workers won’t be taken for granted again after this year.

    Liked by 1 person

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