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Pegman – What Goes Around

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw, which this week takes us to San José el Huayate, Chiapas, Mexico.

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Juan gazed at the peaceful scene before him, a stark contrast to the life of violence and death he had left behind.

Recruited into the cartels from an early age, his proclivity for violence had catapulted him to head interrogator in short order. Finally despairing of that life, he had “liberated” a tidy sum and fled.

He’d thought he’d have longer before they found him, he mused as he hung, naked, from a crossbar. He found himself mentally chastising his protégé.

The wires Manuel had used to attach the car battery were far too thin. Everything was too dry to properly conduct the current – it would get very hot. He’d attached the crocodile clip to the wrong testicle.

Not that any of that really mattered, though he was sure having his genitals burst into flames wasn’t part of Manuel’s torture plan.

He’d had a good run, but nobody escapes the cartels. Nobody.


  1. November 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Oh balls……… 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  2. November 21, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Ugh. I got a vivid picture of this, Ali. Now I have to try to forget it. Good writing though. 🙂 — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

  3. November 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Goodness gracious………..!!!


    • November 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Yeah, I know! I nearly titled it “Tacos, Tequila and Testicles” but I thought that might be pushing my luck…

      Liked by 2 people

  4. November 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Poor guy, he just wanted to get away! LOL! Great story Ali!


    • November 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      He didn’t get away far enough 😦
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. November 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    You can run, but you cannot hide… your burning testicles, from the cartels. What a strapline for an eye watering story!


    • November 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      They could have it printed on t-shirts and mugs. A new revenue stream!


  6. November 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Well, at least he can be philosophical about it. I hope he enjoyed his freedom while he had it. Eye watering , but a good read


  7. November 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    It must be really embarrassing to get schooled on how to perform a proper execution by the person who is being executed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

      No, not there, higher up, uh, must I do everything myself? Hand me the eyeball scoop…


  8. November 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm



    • November 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

      One can only hope he quickly went into shock and died…


  9. November 21, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Nobody escapes the cartels … or karma. You’ve told Juan’s story so well. A little too descriptive, perhaps? *shuddering at the mental image*

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 22, 2017 at 7:49 am

      A graphically descriptive view of life in the mob (bleurgh).

      Liked by 1 person

  10. November 21, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Oh my…


  11. November 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Eek! Drinking large pina colada to erase mental image! 😀


  12. Merbear74
    November 22, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Holy flaming nuts!!


    • November 22, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Who doesn’t like a nice toasted nut come Christmas? 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Merbear74
        November 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm

        My thoughts exactly. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  13. November 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Vivid piece!


  14. November 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Mmmm. I think I missed the punch line.


  15. November 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I think every male reading this will mentally scream and the comment made by the Indecisive Eejit sums it all up perfectly. 😀


  16. November 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    You can run, but you can’t hide…


    • November 24, 2017 at 8:02 am

      As he’s found out to his cost.


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  18. December 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    What a story! Epic!


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