I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone with this week’s story, set in Cordoba, Argentina!
“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.
There’s a Note
Inspector Herrera lifted the body and winced. The young woman had driven the knife so violently into her chest that the blade emerged from her back.
“There’s a note, sir.”
The handwriting was firm, towards the end almost scoring through the paper.
Don’t you remember those summer nights of laughter? When La Barra played cuarteto and we danced?
Don’t you remember how we stood tall with courage and won the respect of your parents?
Don’t you remember how we became one, body and soul?
Don’t you remember?
You have betrayed my love! And for whom? For that slut Maria!
I will not live without you, Antonio; and I curse you. Not to be impotent, and your whore barren; no, you will have children – but you will bury every one of them.
And now I die, taking the first of your bastards in my body to the grave.”