“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 New Orleans, Louisiana.
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She was skinny, dirty, and bruised and obstructed his passage through the cemetery. Clark tried to walk past her but, without seeming to move, she still blocked his path. Clark swiped, casually, to knock her out of the way but his blow hit nothing.
He looked more closely; she seemed familiar.
“I was the first,” she murmured, so quietly that he could scarcely hear.
Another girl, perhaps fourteen years old, stepped out bringing the stench of decay. Clark gasped. He’d left this one in a garbage dumpster.
“You sold my body for sex and then you murdered me.” She whispered the words.
Fire crackled ahead of him, fierce and orange.
He bolted from it, but the flames were faster. All around him children stared, accusing; judging.
When his screams eventually stopped, his corpse lay between the tombs, contorted but unburned. The children sighed in unison – and gently turned to mist.