Highway of Lost Souls

I have so many projects in the works right now that I wish I would just finish one before my mind drifts to the next. Well, that’s not true. I am 3/4 the way done with a second story of a short story book of horrors. Problem is, now I want to add a 3rd novella to the book. Below is a brief, very brief outline for what could be the 3rd novella. Yea or Nay?

What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is the trade of humans, forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. In the fantasy world, it’s all make-believe, and no one ever gets hurt.

Welcome to the highway of lost souls. No one ever gets out. The moment you enter, you will realize that sign in the restroom was there for a reason.

I was young when it happened to me. Too innocent to be alone, but hitchhiking seemed like an adventure. The summer of 2019 was going to be amazing. With a backpack, a notebook, and a camera, I planned on making this country the backdrop for my newest story.

As an aspiring writer, I planned on making this a best seller. I should have known something was off when I stopped at the rest stop in New Mexico.

A sign in the bathroom warned of Human trafficking.

Taking a picture of the sign, I never saw the stall door open or heard the footsteps. A cloth over my mouth and the fantasy was about to begin. They call this the lost highway for a reason. Pretty things seem to disappear without a trace. Innocent and young, I was the perfect victim. They can get a lot of money for a little white girl who is still a virgin. Bad men pay high dollars for girls like me.

I don’t know where they took me, but the warehouse is dark, and voices loomed in the distance. There is an argument about the price of the new girl. I knew they were talking about me. They want 40 grand, but the buyer only wants to pay 30. In my fantasy, I am worth more because white girls bring a high dollar.

You’ve paid 40 grand for me. I am your property. What will you do with me now that we’ve entered into the fantasy game of human trafficking? Will you rape me? Abuse me? Or will this be the perfect end to what was to be a summer to remember? You choose or wait for the next part of our adventure to begin. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed when you take the Highway of Lost Souls.

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