“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 the Palisade Rim/Ute Petroglyph trail in Colorado.
The end of an adventure
Alan blew smoke towards the end of the bed.
“Why do you always do that?” Ruth snuggled more closely against his midriff. “I like to smell you, not cigarettes.”
“Dunno. Habit?” He scratched. “Anyway, it’s time we moved. We’re visiting the Ute petroglyphs today.”
He rolled out of bed and pulled on his pants.
It was hot as Ruth parked at the trailhead.
“Give me the water, will you?” She popped a couple of Tylenol. “Bloody period’s started.”
“It won’t kill you. Let’s hit the trail!”
The views from the trail were spectacular. Alan grinned. “Glad you came now?”
“Ow-ow-ow! Turned my ankle!”
“Do you want to wait here, while I finish the hike?”
An hour later she called his phone.
“The petroglyphs are fantastic! I’ll be a bit longer…”
Ruth cut across him.
“I’m going back to the car. Hurry – or you’re hitching!”