“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 Asuncion, Paraguay.
Happy ever after
“I must hurry, Jose. I’m meeting someone.”
Jose raised his eyebrows, pouted, but said nothing.
Carlos sighed with exasperation. He walked away quickly, scarcely noticing the market stalls with their crudely carved nativity scenes and insipid plaster models of the Virgin. The scent of coconut blossom was strong.
“Oh, you’ve come then? I thought you’d stood me up.” Beatriz scowled at Carlos, her prominent eyebrows drawn together, her eyes narrow with irritation.
“Sorry. I’m sorry. I had to buy something.”
The waiter hovered.
“We’ll have the fixed price menu, and a litre of red wine,” said Beatriz. The waiter nodded.
Carlos fumbled in his pocket and went down on one knee.
“Will you marry me, Beatriz?” he asked. The diamond ring sparkled in the restaurant’s lights.
“Yes, of course. I thought you’d never ask!”
Jose, across the square, watched in silence. So. Carlos had made his choice.