This is my offering for What Pegman Saw
For guidelines and rules for the What Pegman Saw weekly writing prompt, visit the home page. It’s simple: a story of 150 words or less inspired by your street view tour of the location.
This week’s location was suggested by gifted writer and photographer Graham over at grahamisjustmyname.com. Thanks Graham!
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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 147
TO SLEEP PERCHANCE TO DREAM
Eva couldn’t wait for bedtime. Her faithful dream came every night. All day she longed for the sheer pleasure of flying amongst the cotton-soft clouds. The sky would always be a mixture of azure and cerulean. Lively music filled her ears as she flipped in midair.
This particular night she hovered above a waterfall. The thundering waters cavorted and flowed over shimmering quartz stones. A mermaid with a gleaming green tail sat on one of them in the midst of the waves. Her eyes glowed like candles. Sea spray veiled her shining violet hair that cascaded over her shoulders like a silken cape.
Holding out her arms, her melodious voice beckoned. “Eva, sweet Eva, come swim with me.”
“Eva, get up!”
Shira shook her sister’s narrow shoulders. Grey light through the barrack’s filthy window illuminated Eva’s skeletal face and serene smile.
Weeping, Shira whispered, “Arbeit macht frei.”