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Pegman – Grand Adventure

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw. This week we are in Syria.

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“I can’t believe this. I really can’t.”

“It’ll be okay, Hun. It’s a mistake anybody could have made.”

“No, Dear. Just you. I mean, honestly. We should have been sitting in beautiful Sicily, instead of which…”

“I know, I know, we’re stuck in a sand storm in a war zone.”

“Syria. Syracuse. They’re not that similar.”

“I wondered why we needed visas. At least there’s sand. Pretend we’re at the beach. It’ll be a grand adventure!”


“Never mind, love of my life, we’ll soon be on our way to romantic Paris. All this will seem like a bad dream. Ah, freshly-baked croissants in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.”

“Let me see those tickets. Ah yes. Well done. Two seats to Paris. Texas.”

“Hmm. I wondered why we needed visas.”

“I want a divorce.”


  1. January 8, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I love your ability to see the lighter side of things. What a marvelous take on a difficult prompt!

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  2. January 8, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Really liked your tale. I suspect this “misguided traveler” is being abetted by some clueless ticket agent. They do exist, too. But Paris, Texas isn’t so bad. 😉


    • January 9, 2018 at 7:47 am

      I think you might be right! Sounds like they’ll be okay in Texas then 🙂


  3. January 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    LOL! Good thing he wasn’t driving! Great story! 🙂


    • January 9, 2018 at 7:47 am

      Who knows where they could have ended up! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  4. January 8, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Haha! Not a bad idea, I’d say 😀


  5. January 9, 2018 at 12:46 am

    😂 Oh dear. The true adventurer finds excitement in any destination….


    • January 9, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Their destinations certainly sound more fun than their original intended ones!

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  6. Lyn
    January 9, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Could be worse. They could have been sent to Texas, Australia. Yep, we have a Texas here. https://www.fourstjames.com/blogs/stories/14652785-welcome-to-texas-queensland-australia
    or Memphis in Egypt, or Lebanon, New Hampshire, or Moscow, Kansas, or Sydney, Australia vs. Sydney, Canada. Yep they are all genuine places 😀

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  7. January 9, 2018 at 5:17 am

    hahah – you have this wonderful mix of being right there and feeling the mishaps and then adding the humor. After smiling with the idea of “freshly-baked croissants in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower” I laughed at the Paris texans and divorce….
    and the syracuse – syria – lol
    well done


    • January 9, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it! This sort of thing does happen… 🙂


  8. January 9, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Hahaha! They managed to get out of Syria alive … what more could the wife expect? 😉


  9. January 9, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Dear Ali,

    She’ll never make it as a travel agent. 😉 You do have a knack for the absurd and funny. Good one.




  10. January 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Oh dear! That’s quite a mix up. A fun story, Ali. 🙂


    • January 9, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      I wouldn’t want to be in his sand-filled shoes 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!


  11. January 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    I would not be surprised if Paris, Texas didn’t actually have its own Eiffel Tower. Some towns make their tourist dollars on their name alone…


    • January 11, 2018 at 7:56 am

      According to Google Maps, it does indeed have its own Eiffel Tower…


      • January 11, 2018 at 9:10 am

        See! Why spring for the real thing when you can see a fake knockoff on the cheap?


        • January 11, 2018 at 3:52 pm

          Well, “real” Paris would be a lot cheaper for me!


  12. January 10, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    So much fun! The dialogue is perfect. He seems so totally clueless. Kudos.


    • January 11, 2018 at 7:57 am

      It does seem as if he’s not quite all there. I’m glad you liked it!


  13. January 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Ooops! So no Paris then…
    Loved your dialogues Ali. 😀


  14. January 12, 2018 at 9:15 am

    MOL…at least Paris brings up some memories 😀 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤


    • January 12, 2018 at 11:35 am

      In this instance memories of sand, heat and gun-toting Texans 🙂

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