This week Pegman takes us to the Amazon…not Amazon.com…but the original one in Brazil.
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Ah the joy of 50 extra words! I’ve taken one of my older Friday Fictioneers pieces and given it a make-over.
Word Count: 150
THE MEASURE OF CIVILIZATION
Half naked Himba people in Nambia, a sweaty camera crew and millions of TV viewers witnessed our marriage vows.
I followed Trevor up the Himalayas and drank sun-scorched canteen water instead of Cabernet.
In Nepal he slipped on animal feces and narrowly escaped being trampled by a choleric elephant.
After Trevor’s ankle mended, his next assignment was the Amazon. There we lived in a grass hut. Mosquitos and humidity made it impossible to sleep.
Trevor kissed my eight-month belly. “You should go home.”
“You are my home.”
Before the words left my mouth, my water broke.
Twelve hours of spine-crunching labor later, a Waurá midwife helped deliver our daughter. We named her Kauné in her honor.
Back in the states, safe from cheetah attacks and hippo stampedes, Trevor’s mangled body lies on a cold steel table. The driver, texting on her cell phone, never saw him cross the street.