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Pegman – Revelations on Safari

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw. This week we’re going to Botswana. Tell you what, I must have looked at 100 photospheres before I found one that had animals in it. And you can barely see them.

My story has three people but it’s hopefully easy enough to work out who’s speaking.

Copyright Alexandre Suplicy/Google Maps


“Dada, what dey giwaffies doin’?”

“They’re having lunch, little one.”

“An’ Dada, what is dey zebwas doin’?”

“They’re, um… oh my. One for you, darling!”

“Of course, my love. The zebras are… getting to know each other, because they love each other very very much. And they’re very very nice.”

“Oh. Then you mus’ be vewy vewy nice too, Mama, ‘cos jus’ last week you was getting’ to know da gardener and da pool man and da pizza dewivewy man an’…”

“Uh, my sweet, what is she saying…?”

“Haha just ignore her my love haha the deluded ravings of a confused child haha such an imagination must get it from your mother haha did she say something I didn’t hear her say anything oh look baby elephants let’s go and see the baby elephants…” (races off with the kids)

“Um. Shit.”


  1. Merbear74
    April 22, 2018 at 5:13 pm



    • April 22, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Hee 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Merbear74
        April 24, 2018 at 2:40 am

        Would it be alright if I emailed you?


        • April 24, 2018 at 7:08 am

          Of course! I keep meaning to email you but then somehow it’s suddenly days later… 😦

          Liked by 1 person

          • Merbear74
            April 24, 2018 at 11:55 pm

            Well shit, same here. I tell myself every morning, write Ali…you were on my to-do list.
            Wait, that doesn’t sound right…
            Any matter, I emailed you, yay!! 🙂


            • April 25, 2018 at 7:07 am

              Heh 🙂
              A lovely email too, I will reply as soon as poss!

              Liked by 1 person

              • Merbear74
                April 25, 2018 at 7:11 pm

                As poss. LOL


                • April 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm

                  We say that a lot over here 🙂

                  Liked by 1 person

                  • Merbear74
                    April 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm

                    It’s very modern. 🙂


                    • April 26, 2018 at 7:22 am

                      I’m totally all up to date and shit 🙂

                      Liked by 1 person

                    • Merbear74
                      April 26, 2018 at 4:58 pm

                      Yes, you are and shit. 😀


                    • April 26, 2018 at 5:59 pm



  2. April 22, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Ohhhhh! Looks like someone has some explaining to do. In court. Wicked funny fun!

    I can’t believe you had such a time finding animals. I found elephants and giraffes and lions. Oh shoot, there was a really funny elephant one too…. In any event, it didn’t hurt your story one bit!


    • April 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      I was going to end with him calling a divorce lawyer but that made it a bit messier. I’m glad you liked it!
      I must have been looking in the wrong place for the animals.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. April 22, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Fun story


  4. April 22, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Ooops! Kids see everything 😀


    • April 23, 2018 at 7:20 am

      They do. You really have to watch what you say and do 🙂


  5. April 23, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Teehee. Mum really dropped herself in it that time!


    • April 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Yes, she’s not very discreet in the “being nice to people” department!


  6. Sarah Ann
    April 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    So funny. Naughty mummy.


    • April 24, 2018 at 7:07 am

      Caught out. In a country of dangerous animals where all sorts of accidents could happen… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. April 23, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Ha ha – the honesty of kids eh ?


    • April 24, 2018 at 7:07 am

      She knew not the impact of her words!


  8. April 24, 2018 at 7:48 am

    MOL 😀 …and mommie thought the child was asleep huh….MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤


  9. April 24, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Uh, oh. It seems Mom is a very friendly person. Good writing, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne


    • April 25, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Way too friendly! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  10. April 24, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Mum was not too smart in the “extra-curricular” activities, eh?
    Gonna pay for her lack…


  11. April 25, 2018 at 1:48 am

    You have a great blog. Would you like to share your story on What You Blog About
    what motivated you to start this blog ?


    • April 25, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Hi, thanks for the offer but I can’t even remember myself why I started it. It’s changed so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      • April 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        You may still write a short story by answering these few simple questions. Please include your blog/website title and a link.
        What is your blog about?
        What inspired you to start your blog or website?
        Please add a photo or logo that represents your blog.


  12. Trisha
    April 25, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Oops! It sounds like this safari isn’t going to end well!


    • April 25, 2018 at 7:08 am

      It has certainly all gone horribly wrong!


  13. April 25, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    From the mouths of babes… 😉


  14. April 26, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Haha! She sounds nice 😀


  15. April 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Why are kids so honest? That’s just one thing. The other thing is how they connect the dots which adults don’t see coming right back at them.
    Too bad. It seems the father will have a long way to go.


  16. April 29, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Ah, out of the mouths of babes…


  17. May 4, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Really funny. Great dialogue.


  18. May 31, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Haha! Love your style of narration. Do visit my blog if you are ever planning for an adventure in Tanzania!


    • May 31, 2018 at 11:49 am

      I’m glad you liked it!
      As for visiting Tanzania, probably not – I will pop over and visit your blog later on though!


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