What Pegman Saw – Informal Introduction

“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 the Aosta Valley, Italy.

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Informal Introduction

“Oskar, no! Out!”

The huge Alsatian barged into the gondola of the ski-lift, tail wagging happily. The door of the gondola slid shut.

I face-palmed.

Oskar licked the hand of the girl opposite. She was tall and slender, and long, dark-brown hair cascaded from under her casquette. Her amber eyes were merry and she was smiling.

“I’m sorry,” I stammered. “He’s not mine – he’s my landlady’s. He follows me everywhere!”

She laughed.

“I don’t mind,” she replied. “I like dogs.”

It took twenty minutes to take Oskar back to base and return.

To my surprise, the girl was waiting at the upper station. “Why don’t we ski down together?” she suggested.

We paused at the mountain restaurant halfway down.

“Can I buy you lunch?” I asked.

“Yes, please. This is my favourite restaurant!”

We ate. We drank. We talked. We had dinner that evening.

We’ve been married twenty years now.

 

15 thoughts on “What Pegman Saw – Informal Introduction

    • Dear Josh
      Thank you for reading and commenting. Oskar was a real dog and he really did follow me into the telecabine one day. He also followed me into the supermarket. And the skating rink. In fact, just about everywhere! His favourite game was catching snowballs in his mouth. My kids adored him…
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Lish
      Thank you for reading and for your kind comment. There can be strong bond of love between a dog and a human, so I can well believe your story about the dog who saved the woman from depression.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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