Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, AL | Google Maps
This week Pegman is in Selma, Alabama in the US. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write up to 150 words inspired by the location. You’re free to use the photo supplied with the prompt, or take your own tour of Selma via Google Maps. There are both streetview and photospheres at this location.
Once your piece is polished, share it with others at the link up below. Reading and commenting on others’ stories is part of the fun.
Avenue of the Baobabs, Mdagascar | Google Maps
This week Pegman takes us to Madagascar., an island country in the Indian Ocean known for harboring cartoon zoo animals. Okay, just kidding. I’ll leave it to you to find the story in Madagascar. You’ve got up to 150 words, be it prose, poetry, essay, or a brand new format invented by you.
Feel free to use the location supplied in the prompt, or chose your own from the limited amount of photospheres and streetview in Madagascar.
Once your piece is polished, share it with others using the linkup below.
Today Pegman travels to the City of Bridges. A site of great historical importance in the French and Indian War of the 1750s, Fort Duquesne was built by the French at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The British replaced it with Fort Pitt a few years later and the city grew up around the military establishment.
Pittsburgh is an interesting city where skyscrapers tower over 18th-century fortifications and funicular railroads crawl up steep hillsides. Stroll and around and see if you can find something that interests you. When you’re done, write 150 words and link to the prompt using the frog below. Remember, reading and commenting is part of the fun!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy writing!
Today Pegman travels to Lod, Israel. The town takes its name from the biblical City of Lod, significant Judean town from the Maccabean Period to the early Christian period.
Click on the photo above and feel free to wander around. When you find inspiration, write 150 words on your blog and link it to the other entries via the blue frog below. Remember that reading and commenting is part of the fun!
Do your best and have a good time learning about a new place and the people who may live there.
Did you know you can suggest a location for Pegman? We just ask that you check first to see that Pegman is actually allowed in the place. Much of China and Africa remain uncharted by Google Street View, though sometimes you can find photospheres.
Gentle readers & writers–
The fate of the Pegman prompt is in question.
These past few years, both Karen and I have enjoyed hosting this prompt, but a palpable lack of interest in recent weeks has made us question whether it’s worth it to continue. Both she and I are hard at work on other projects; short story competitions, novels, queries, etc.
Pegman was started as a way to help writers shake off the certain staleness that is often seen in regular contributors’ work (e.g., every story features a murder, a beaten woman, time travel, or some kind of “gotcha” ending, etc.).
The idea was to open the world a little, look at other places and other cultures, research events and locations that would never occur to us. The purpose is to get better at this strange craft while supporting other writers…and have fun doing it.
So we’re going to ponder a bit and see if we want to keep going. We’d love to hear from you one way or another.
JHC & KLR
Today Pegman treks down to the Andes for a stroll through Cusco in central Peru. Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Remember to breathe… the elevation is 11,000 feet.
Stroll around until you find a picture that grabs you and write 150 words. When you’re done, click on the froggy below to link your story and comment on others.
Cheers, and happy writing.
Somewhere in Portland, Oregon
This week Pegman is in Portland, Oregon. Your mission is to write up to 150 words inspired by the location. Feel free to use the image supplied with the prompt, or choose your own view of Portland in streetview or photosphere.
Once your piece is polished, share it with others at the link up below. Reading and commenting on others’ work is part of the fun.
PS I apologize for my absence on the prompt for the past few weeks. I was studying for (and passed!) a certification test. Whee!