“What Pegman saw” is a weekly challenge based on Google Streetview. Using the 360 degree view of 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.
Worth the climb
Afternoon sunshine gleamed through the dirty glass of the window. The smell of boiled cabbage was strong. Ivan wrinkled his nose.
“Lyudmila – beautiful Lyudmila! There is something on the roof you must see.”
Grumbling, Lyudmila followed him to the lift. It was broken.
“That’s it. I can’t manage the stairs.”
She scowled, and set off up the staircase, gripping the rail tightly with one hand, and supporting her weight on her stick with the other.
At the top of the third flight, Ana popped out with a chair.
“Sit down, Lyudmila! Here, I’ve brought you a drink.”
“I suppose you know what’s going on?”
Lyudmila snorted. She climbed the last flight, then, breathing stertorously, she left the stairwell and went onto the roof.
It was decked with bunting, and there were tables loaded with food and drink.
“Happy 100th birthday!” chorused the residents of the tower block.