Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Deception


rachel-bjerke.web Rousing from a pain induced sleep, Elsa tries to remember where she is.

She remembers Gerard telling her about the moss covered building. How goats cheese was made there.

Her head throbs; her body aches. She is naked on a dirt floor chained to a pole. She can’t see inches in front of her eyes. A hint of light squeezes through the edge of the window.

Images race through her head like a slideshow.

Her mother warned her. An internet romance is dangerous.

“Why Gerard?”, she screams.


He throws clothes at her. Let’s go. You’re a white slave now.


Genre – Fiction

Word Count – 100

PHOTO PROMPT – ©rachelbjerke

The challenge is to write a story in 100 words – beginning, middle and end.

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Deception

  1. I didn’t see that coming. Great storytelling, and a warning, too!

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  2. Noooooo
    I want to protect all of my sisters across the globe.


  3. The trafficking is unfortunately very much present, though I guess most of the victims comes from poor enough conditions to never have anyone looking for them.. I hope Elsa have somebody looking for her.. A great and important tale.


  4. A very scary story, Issy. It’s really awful to imagine that this really happens.

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    • It is awful to imagine. Caution is our best friend. For every evil person, there a ten wonderful people. It’s making sure they are who they say they are. Secrecy is a clue. if your afraid to reveal who your are – then, who are you?
      Thanks for stopping by, Sylvia. I’m happy you enjoyed my story. Hopefully, dialog among people will help stop these things.
      Happy Weekend to you !!!! 🌺

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  5. Excellent story Isadora. Brings to our attention this horrible thing is alive and well today so that maybe we can fight against it. It does seem to me that someone who kidnapped someone would not call her a “white slave.” They might say, “You belong to me now.” But that’s just my own opinion.

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    • Thank you for the very complimentary words on my story, Priceless Joy. 😊
      I used white slave to differentiate her from black slavery. White slavery – especially blond woman – are being brutally treated in these kidnapping situation around the world.
      Actually, she can’t belong to him because he was selling her to the slave trade. That’s why I wrote ‘money’ as his answer to her when she asked him “Why?” It’s hard to get it all in 100 words. I believe more woman are being lured through the internet than ever before. It’s heard in the news everyday. It’s a shame.
      But, your comment created a dialog and that’s what good writing should do. Thanks again. 😄

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  6. Dear Isadora,

    Why is it that it’s always the woman of the receiving end of a bad internet marriage? I’m feeling the maligned sex right about now, but still, I loved your story.




    • Dear DmMacilroy,
      I’m afraid the couple in this fiction story just met on the internet. There’s no marriage but that may have been her intention since she flew to wherever he was hours away to be with him. I didn’t create that part yet.
      I’ll have to write a story about the abuse and exploitations of men. Let’s face it, there are bad things happening to men too.
      On the other hand, I’m glad you loved the story. Thank you for your comment and visit.


  7. Dear Isadora,

    First the technical. The question mark should go after “Why Gerald” and not after screamed. Period after screamed.

    As one who has made good friends on the internet, I find this particularly chilling. This story rings so true. I wonder is you really need “white slave.”

    Well done.



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    • Ack…I should edit myself before posting. That should be “I wonder IF…not is. ^^’

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    • Dear Rochelle,
      Thank you for the technical edit. I should have proof read before hitting post. But, I do have my moments of punctuation horrors. 😊
      I’m not sure what I would add to let the reader know that it was a kidnapping of the worst kind. I know people who don’t even know this exists or that the internet can be dangerous. The story is fiction but it was a way to bring this issue out there.
      As with all things in life, there are good things and there are bad things as well as people. We hope we know how to distinguish between them but it isn’t always easy.
      On a personal note: My recently separated daughter was lured by a catfish on a dating site. We (my hubansd and I) were able to help her realize it. It does happen. It’s real. Caution is your best friend.
      I’m pleased you enjoyed my take on the photo prompt and “Thank You” for hosting Friday Fictioneers. 🌺


  8. I don’t think things are going to go well for her. Good story.

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  9. Topical tale, I’d say. Well done.

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  10. A big topic of today,, nicely enlightened, 😉

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  11. Maybe “you’re” instead of “your”?

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  12. Sadly this is happening somewhere right now.

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  13. Even in my busiest day i come straight to your beautiful post Issy…Thanks for sharing this.

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