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What Pegman Saw: When You Can’t See the Forest

September 19, 2017

What Pegman Saw is a weekly flash fiction writing prompt hosted by “author, nerd and mom”, K. Rawson. Utilizing Google Maps, she takes us to a new corner of the world every week where our task is to write a story in 150 or fewer words based on what we see at our destination.

This week’s trip takes us to St. Petersburg, Russia.

What Pegman saw:
Can't See the Forest

What I saw:

Can’t See the Forest

The motion was raised at the May 2015 City Council meeting, was seconded and unanimously passed without debate. Construction, to everyone’s surprise, took less than two weeks and citizens were so excited over the new recreation area that none of the residents of Hobbleton questioned why work was only performed at night or thought the absence of trucks and workers unusual.

That November, the Hobbleton council members voted to pass a motion to expand the pathways and two days after Christmas, the work, a myriad of rings within rings interlaced with mysterious designs, was complete and everyone was thrilled.

Including the surviving Kelbrath. The lizard-skinned alien race had been searching for a suitable planet since their own world began dying. The journey that brought them to Terra had taken roughly 300 years but the new landing pads would bring all Kelbrath to their new home. And a planet of food.

150 words.

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If you want to travel with Pegman just click HERE.

To hitch a ride with other travelers click on the little blue frog.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2017 11:50 am

    Love this. I mean the part about lizard aliens completely creeps me out. But the way the story unfolds manages to be funny, creepy, and frightening all at the same time. Gives me the willies! Great to see your story.

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  2. September 19, 2017 2:44 pm

    Dear Michael,

    I’m assuming the food the creatures are anticipating has nothing to do with the vegetation. I can think of some strategic areas to send them. 😉 Imaginative story.

    L’Shana Tova,


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    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      September 22, 2017 6:17 am

      Shana tova to you, Rochelle. A happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you and your mishpacha.

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  3. September 20, 2017 9:33 am

    An interesting tail… tale… Love the way it unfolds. Looking back at the picture I should have seen this coming. Thanks for joining in with your story. Hope to read more of your What Pegman Saw stories.😎

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  4. September 20, 2017 6:51 pm

    Oh, that crept right up on me. Nicely done.

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  5. September 21, 2017 12:21 am

    Yeek! I’m glad the Kelbrath aren’t going to go hungry. Even though dinner is us 🙂

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