What Pegman Saw – Accident

“What Pegman saw” is a weekly challenge based on Google Streetview, to write a story of about 150 words in response to a location prompt. It’s great fun, especially reading and commenting on the stories submitted. 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 location is Rams Island, Northern Ireland.

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The empty windows of the lodge stared blindly into the night.

“No! Take your hands off!”

Annie O’Neil struggled with Sergeant Cardew, who was being a great deal too amorous for her liking.

He laughed and drawled, “Come on, sweetheart. You know you want to!”

“You’re just a gobshite!” she hissed, and spat at him.

His face darkened. He slapped her face three times, not especially hard, just to shake her. Annie lashed out with sudden violence and swivelled to flee, but rain had left the ground muddy and slick. She pitched forward, hit her head and lay still.

“Come on, Annie. Stop playing games.”

He reached down, turned her head, saw the wound, the open eyes, the frozen features.


Glancing round apprehensively, he saw the lodge. It was easy to force a window, and the fire that some ‘careless’ GI started there that night reduced everything to ashes.