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What Pegman Saw – Cats

I thought I’d try the What Pegman Saw 150 word fiction challenge this week. We’re at Petra in Jordan. I had a stroll around Google Maps and grabbed a picture for my story.

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“Here we are at last! Petra.”

“So we are. And don’t call me ‘Petra’ hahaha!”

“I swear to god, if you say that one more time…”

“Okay, okay, no need to get stroppy. So, where’s this ‘theatre’, then?”

“Just over there. But look at this magnificent view…”

“Yeah, magnificent. Rocks and sand. Does the term ‘badlands’ mean anything to you?”

“Ugh. We’ve come all this way. Try to enjoy yourself, will you?”

“Fine. I’m hoping they’re showing ‘Cats’.”


“’Cats.’ At the theatre. I’ve always wanted to see it.”

“What…? Oh. It’s not that type of theatre. It’s more an amphitheatre. You can look down over the tombs.”

“What? What? Tombs? What? I wanna see ‘Cats’!”

“Okay, fine. Follow me. Come on. Into this alley. Through the gate.”


“Hey! Why’ve you shut me in? With those…”

“… Arabian leopards, if I’m not mistaken. They have your scent! You wanted ‘Cats’…”


  1. August 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    HOORAY! So happy to see you on Pegman 😀

    This was delightful–laughed out loud. Dialogue is true to life. Poor fellow probably doesn’t want to see Cats any more!


    • August 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Glad to be here 🙂 I’ll try to make it as often as I can, I have a couple of days off work this week so more time.

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, I’m always a bit worried when I start a new challenge. No, I think he’s probably had more than enough cats for this trip 🙂

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  2. August 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm


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  3. August 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I’m sure those cats will sing him a lovely showtune as they are ripping his innards out of his gut….


    • August 11, 2017 at 6:10 am

      That’s some great entertainment right there. In a gruesome and pretty final sort of way.


  4. August 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Just in time for the Cat’s story…and a good one…as ever…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤


  5. August 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Hilarious! Nothing worse than an annoying travel mate! 😀


  6. August 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Anyone who goes to Petra to see “Cats” deserves to be eaten by leopards.


    • August 11, 2017 at 6:18 am

      He wasn’t really getting into the spirit and history of the trip.


  7. August 11, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Something tells me the curtain is about to close on his travel show. 😦


  8. August 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Hahahaha! Well…he wanted to see Cats! 😀 Cute story!


    • August 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Maybe not quite so close-up though 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. August 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Good dialogue and story, Ali. I saw “Cats” some years ago. I don’t blame him for being disappointed. Good writing 🙂 — Suzanne


    • August 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      I’ve not seen it but I can imagine it would be very good 🙂


  10. August 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Had a good laugh Ali. 😀 I bet he would not want to see any more cats now. 🙂 Good dialogues.


    • August 11, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      I think he’s definitely had enough of cats 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. August 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    This is hilarious! Thanks for contributing. If you have any ideas for places, drop us a line.


    • August 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ll have a think – I saw the suggestion form on the Pegman site.


  12. Merbear74
    August 12, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Meow, nice kitty… 🙂


  13. August 12, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Hmm … must be two women travelling together. Why else would they be so catty to each other? 😉


  14. August 13, 2017 at 6:12 am

    What a fun read. Hilarious to the core.


    • August 13, 2017 at 6:15 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  15. August 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Love the dialogue! Having a companion on a trip like that who doesn’t share your interests is never pleasant. I’d say that shutting them in with the leopards is a little drastic, but I’d probably be tempted to do the same thing! Nicely done, Ali. 🙂


    • August 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Drastic you say? Should I go let them out? Um, hypothetically.
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  16. August 15, 2017 at 7:51 am

    There can always be too much of anything 😀 Surprising end.


  17. October 28, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Great! Nice dialogue.


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