“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 Pico Duarte, Dominican Republic.
Genre: Historical Fiction, c.1505 A.D.
Word count: 150
What Pegman Saw – Most Precious
I went by night to our chieftain. Like the Spaniards, his house was stone. It smelt odd.
“Sir, must you send Agueybana to work in the goldmine?”
I gave him my sweetest caresses, an evening of delights.
“I will speak to Don Ortiz. Agueybana will be fine. He’ll be back in a few weeks.”
Months passed. The King of Spain commanded that the best miners, Agueybana among them, were to work in the royal mine.
“Agueybana will be rewarded when his service is complete,” promised our chieftain.
I could bear our separation no longer. I set off by night, through trees. Creatures barked and howled and slithered in the darkness. I walked for seven days and nights, eating only fruit and drinking water from streams.
At last, scrambling over shattered rocks, I saw my beloved gazing out over the valley.
“Anacaona?” he gasped, and held me tightly in his arms.