“What Pegman saw” is a weekly challenge based on Google Streetview. 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 location is Tbilisi, Georgia.
A Question of Identity
“Remember, tell no-one about our guests.” Fatima’s father clutched her arm.
Fatima picked up her motorcycle helmet. “You can rely on me, Papa,” she replied.
Aleksandre was waiting for her in the market. He pointed at her hijab.
“I don’t know why you wear that thing. It’s hardly for modesty, is it? You’re wearing make-up for goodness sake!”
Fatima looked at the ground.
“Maybe using make-up is a sin, but you know I only do it to please you, husband-to-be.”
“I don’t like you wearing hijab. It demeans Mother Georgia. It’s halfway to treason!”
“Aleks, dearest, I would betray my faith if I didn’t wear it.”
Aleksandre scowled, so Fatima said, “Come, I’ll treat us to coffee before I do my shopping.”
Later, as she hurried home, she thought of Aliya’s young family, refugees from Syria, and rejoiced that the global reach of the ummah had brought them safe to Tbilisi.