The Fruit Picker

The Fruit Picker was first published on 28th Jul 1988 by Bridge Publications in the anthology L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future Vol IV [0884043142].
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 published on 1st Oct 2000 by Bridge Publications in trade p/b L. Ron Hubbard presents the Best of Writers of the Future [1573182044].

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:
    Writers of the Future Vol IV at Amazon US     Best of Writers of the Future at Amazon US

Note: only "pre-owned" copies of the print anthologies are available from: Alibris, AbeBooks, Amazon, etc.
I know of no e-books nor audio editions.