What Pegman Saw – After Eden

“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 Hadera, Israel.

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After Eden

Hannah smiled.

“I love the flowers here.”

Aaron smiled back.

“The Stream Park is a beautiful place – but not as beautiful as you are.”

Hannah’s smile faded.

“We need to talk seriously. My mother asked me straight out today if I was meeting you.”

“What did you say?”

“I said ‘Yes’, of course! I’m not a liar.” She clutched her handbag in her lap. “The thing is there’s something I must tell you. About myself. And I’m afraid I may lose you.”

“I shall never leave you!”

“Aaron.” Hannah swallowed hard. “Do you believe what they teach us in synagogue?”

“Of course. I mean there are bits I take with a pinch of salt…”

Hannah spoke across him. “You see, I don’t, Aaron. So I can never be a proper mother to the children of someone who believes.”

The couple stared at each other, a world of loss in their eyes.

7 thoughts on “What Pegman Saw – After Eden

    • Dear Josh
      Thank you for reading and commenting. Perhaps less sad that they should split now rather than later? Hannah is right; unless Aaron can accept her secularism, marriage simply wouldn’t work.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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  1. Wow! That was an unexpected punch at the end. Kudos to her for just coming out with it, for the courage to cut him free now. Quite a girl, that Hannah. A lovely snippet of character, Penny, even if the end is a sad one for our lovers

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    • Dear Rochelle
      Thank you for reading and commenting. Hannah doesn’t want to mislead Aaron as to how suitable she is to be his wife. Misunderstandings and disagreements about faith can be so poisonous.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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