“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 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. I struggled with this…
Behind the scenes
Clive wake me ‘bout 5 o’clock wi’ coffee, before he go to work. He a good husband.
I get ever’ting ready in the main room, den I wake Momma, take care a her needs and wheel her through.
“You be good, Momma,” I say.
I c’llect my cleanin’ kit from the office, an’ ask Queenie whether I can miss this Sat’day for a frien’s weddin’.
“You cleanin’ Miz Mitchell’s place two o’clock Sat’day. Ask her.”
I hurry through cleanin’ the em’ty condos so’s I get to Miz Mitchell’s before she go out.
“Let me see. That’s the Rawson gal getting married, yeah?”
“I’m afraid I need you here. We’re having a dinner party, and the place must be spotless.”
Nothin’ I can say; I can’t go.
Midday. Momma need care, and dinner.
The house is quiet. Momma’s still.
I touch her. She col’.
“Oh, Momma, no!”