Sunlight, shadows and buttons

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Steve looked at the arid landscape in front of him. The soldiers from his unit were a little further out standing in smaller groups sneaking peeks behind. The dreary landscape, the rivers of blood which moistened it, the jackals that roamed freely in the dark searching for the wounded victims that nourished them day in and out – none of them occupied his thoughts now. He wondered how Stephanie and little Trey were. Did they miss him any more or had they moved ahead with their lives?

Here he was anchored to a land he hated, all because of a guy who pushed big buttons which should have been out of his reach. In bright sunlight, he was but a shadow while his comrades kept sneaking peeks at his cold body.

“What Pegman saw” is a weekly challenge based on Google Streetview. Using the 360 degree view of the location provided, you must write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 150 words. You can read the rules here.

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