“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 Rawson Lake in Canada.
Rawson Lake, Alberta, Canada © Alec, Google Maps
Jim slung the pack onto his shoulders and grinned at Stephanie, who said, “Surely that can’t all be lunch?”
“Wait and see!”
They walked, holding hands, beside Lake Kananaskis.
“Oh, look at the waterfall, Jim!”
Churning, frothing white water spilled energetically between the trees.
They scrambled beside the spate up a rough dirt track until they crested the trail. Rawson Lake glowed green before them.
Jim rummaged in the backpack.
“Hungry already?” laughed Stephanie.
Jim took out a tin that rattled.
“You’ve always said you want your nail varnish to be perfect when I propose. I didn’t know which colour you’d want, so I’ve brought the lot.”
Stephanie turned pale, then blushed.
“This one matches the lake,” she murmured. Jim sat in silence as she applied the colour and let it dry. Then she faced him.
“Stephanie, I love you. Will you marry me?”