Tehran, Iran

Azadi Tower, Tehran, Iran © Avesta Naseri Google Maps

This week Pegman takes us to Tehran, Iran. Feel free to use the photo sphere selected, or chose from photo spheres anywhere across the region. Your mission is to write up to 150 words inspired by the prompt. You may write poetry, fiction, or essay and you are free to take the as literally (or not) as serves your muse.

Once your piece is polished, share it with others at the linkup below. Reading and commenting on others’ work is part of the fun.

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Please consider joining this international group of globe-trotting writers!

A couple side notes:

  1. I was suggested this location by a new friend I met at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Though originally from Iran, she’s now a journalist elsewhere. She was interested in how people perceive a place they’ve never been. With people from all over the world participating in this prompt, I thought it might be fun for her to see how her hometown inspires others. (Also seriously hoping she joins us–did you hear that Ladane? 😉 )
  2. My apologies for not getting to everyone’s prompts in a timely fashion for the past two weeks. First I was traveling, and then I was attending a workshop. I expect to be back on track this week!
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About k rawson

YA author, freelance writer, technoligista, mom
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13 Responses to Tehran, Iran

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    I’d be interested to hear your friend’s reaction to the stories that are written on this prompt! Given that I write all my stories in my fictional fantasy world, I make a point of not learning anything more about the destination until after I’ve been inspired to write something fresh for my world But this was a great choice of view for me — such a magical and majestic building, I had a hard time narrowing down which “wonder of the world” to make it!

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  10. Ladane says:

    Hi Karen,
    your prompt made me think about this monument in ways I never had. Here’s my little contribution.

    I’m lonely, said the tower. No one looks at me. No one sees me anymore. No one ever spends time with me. I watch people go by, I watch seasons go by, I watch the years go by. I’ve seen revolutions, rallies, rockets and rain.
    I was built to stand tall, to show off and shine. But you’ve forgotten about me. If I were to disappear would you notice? Would you care? Would you shed a tear?
    My youthful brightness is gone, the blue of my veins faded, my skin grey and dusty. For years I stood as the symbol of an indomitable spirit, of the indestructible soul of a nation. But I’m tired, I’m tired.

    This was fun and loved reading everyone’s posts. Thank you!

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    • k rawson says:

      Thank YOU for the inspiration. Enjoyed your thought-provoking story from the POV of the monument. Tehran looks like a beautiful place, steeped in history. I’m glad you led us there. Come back anytime and join us on Pegman 🙂

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    • prior.. says:

      Ladane, it was nice to have you join in and really love the POV of the tower.
      The ending resonated with “I’m tired, I’m tired.”
      sometimes we humans feel invisible and tired too – hmmm

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