What Pegman Saw – Walking Together

“What Pegman saw” is a weekly challenge based on Google Streetview. Using the location provided, you must write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 150 words. You can read the rules here. You can find today’s location on this page,  from where you can also get the Inlinkz code. This week’s prompt is Rawson Lake in Canada.

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Rawson Lake, Alberta, Canada © Alec, Google Maps

Walking Together

Jim slung the pack onto his shoulders and grinned at Stephanie, who said, “Surely that can’t all be lunch?”

“Wait and see!”

They walked, holding hands, beside Lake Kananaskis.

“Oh, look at the waterfall, Jim!”

Churning, frothing white water spilled energetically between the trees.

They scrambled beside the spate up a rough dirt track until they crested the trail. Rawson Lake glowed green before them.

Jim rummaged in the backpack.

“Hungry already?” laughed Stephanie.

Jim took out a tin that rattled.

“You’ve always said you want your nail varnish to be perfect when I propose. I didn’t know which colour you’d want, so I’ve brought the lot.”

Stephanie turned pale, then blushed.

“This one matches the lake,” she murmured. Jim sat in silence as she applied the colour and let it dry. Then she faced him.

“All done”.

Jim knelt.

“Stephanie, I love you. Will you marry me?”

“I will.”

26 thoughts on “What Pegman Saw – Walking Together

  1. Knowing and loving each other for who they are is half the battle of staying together, isn’t it? Lovely story, you softie, you 😉 (I believe that’s twice I call you that, yes?)

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    • Dear Karen
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. I thought it was a beautiful spot for a proposal too.
      I enjoyed the story you finally wrote – lovely wry humour!
      With very best wishes

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  2. Penny – thanks for the smile and then the bigger smile at the ending

    halfway through I almost thought murder was on the list – for a short while seemed some of the short fiction I encountered had murder – and then it seemed that went away – and so halfway through I thought, “oh wow – it has been a while since a murder piece”
    but it was not –
    it was the cutest gesture – the nail polish !
    and to many this does matter
    and the delight in imagining them waiting for the top coat to dry….

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  3. Who wouldn’t say yes to such a thoughtful guy? It is a beautiful setting, and bringing the nail polish along showed us he’s a keeper! It also gave her time to think about her answer, but i suspect the nail drying took alot longer. Id love to see those falls!

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    • Dear Andi
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I agree that she probably made up her mind well before the nail varnish was dry! I agree about the falls, too. They look dramatic in the pictures online, and I bet they’re even better in real life!
      With very best wishes

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  4. Oh how Stephanie’s hands must have shaken as she applied that nail varnish. you could have made a whole flash fiction story out of that moment… but you didn’t you wrapped that present iwith even more delightful wrapping paper which was a joy to peel away. I am clapping, Penny!

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