The Fruit Picker
The Fruit Picker was first published in Writers of the Future Vol IV, Bridge Publications, 28th Jul 1988 .
This is a very short story. If you want it, be sure to buy the correct issue of this annual collection.
This novella is also available in another anthology, Best of Writers of the Future, Bridge Publications, 1st Oct 2000  trade.
I do not know who has the rights to this story, so I don't know if it will ever be available as an e-book.
In a world where meat eating is beyond the pale, even the plants have feelings.
Where to buy The Fruit Picker:
Best of Writers of the Future from Amazon.