Published March 31, 2018 by rochellewisoff

This week Pegman takes us to Nigeria. Feel free to use the location chosen or chose from one of the many photo spheres available throughout the country of Nigeria. if you drift over to Lagos along the southwest shore, you’ll also be able to take a streetview.

The Pegman challenge is to write 150 words inspired by this week’s location. Will it be historical fiction? Fantasy? Contemporary? Or does the location bring out your poetry muse? It’s up to you. When your piece is polished, please share a link to it at the linkup below:

Although the photo I chose is from the Pegman buffet and is the Garura Waterfall in Nigeria, I traveled far afield. What can I say? Tis the season when a Jewish princess’ thoughts turn to Moses, Matza and Maror (bitter herbs). Enjoy! Chag Samayach (Happy Holiday) Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter or all or none of the above. 

As always, many thanks to Karen and Josh for hosting the Pegman Party. 

Genre: Historical Fiction

Word Count: 150


            Yosi pushed at the door, but before he could open it, his mother shoved him aside and shouted, “No! Not tonight. It’s not safe.”

            Yosi’s lower lip quivered. His black curls clung to his forehead. “Your cooking makes me hot.”

            Dafna whisked him into her arms, kissed his cheek and sat him on the floor beside the infant who slumbered peacefully in her basket. “You must watch your sister for me while I gather our belongings for our journey.”

            “Why are we leaving Egypt? Where are we going? Why is this night different?”

            “So many questions, Yosi, my firstborn son?” Oriel dripped lamb’s blood on the doorpost. He smiled and shrugged. “Someday you’ll understand and teach your own children.”


            Forty years later, Yosi recalled the parting of the Reed Sea and prepared the Passover in the Promised Land.

            “Abba,” Yosi’s son asked, “Why is this night different from all others?”  






33 comments on “DELIVERANCE

    • Dear Josh,

      Mr. Heston will always be remembered as Moses I think…alongside Yul Brynner as pharaoh. Many thanks for your comments. I raise my concord grape and say “L’chaim.”

      Shalom and Happy Holidays,



  • Dear Rochelle,

    Yes, perfect timing for this wonderful story. You do have the knack for bringing humanity into everything. Love the video too because we non-Jews have some inklings of what Passover is all about but not the fun games and songs attached thereto.

    Lotsa love,


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    • Dear Dale,

      One has to wonder, whether or not you accept the story as fact or myth, what it would’ve been like.
      As for the video, I wish the woman would slow down a bit. Still it was the best I could find as far as a concise explanation.
      Thank you for such a lovely comment/compliment, my friend. ❤

      Shalom and Happy Holidays,



  • I remember learning about Passover at school. We held a meal and I remember the bitter herbs particularly – I did not like them at all!
    Truthfully I find the Passover story chilling. Chilling for the first born but chilling for what the plagues came out of – centuries of slavery and oppression. Horrifying, what people do to one another. I felt the bonds of tradition in your story, the importance of a shared history and never to forget. Happy Passover, Rochelle

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  • Dear Rochelle
    You’ve written a model piece of flash fiction. So much significant detail, and such a lovely construction, which shows so effectively the power of the oral tradition! The drama of your narration reminded me of the whole Exodus/Passover narrative. Thank you!

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  • A lovely passing on from one generation to the next. Like others I also find the Passover quite chilling. The end result was good, but the thought of the spirit of God swooping around looking for unmarked houses is quite scary.

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