The Man

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The man adjusted his dark glasses in the afternoon sun and walked to Abel who was watching him surreptitiously. Tourists were rare at this time of the year.

“Can you take me out to sea?”

“Where?”

Abel watched with surprise as the man’s eyes glazed upon his question and his hands moved on time to an imaginary music.

When the man’s motions finally stopped after ten minutes, he again asked the same question to which Abel’s involuntary “Where?” resulted in the same trance dance.

When the man asked for the third time, Abel agreed unable to hide his curiosity over this evidently hypnotised specimen of mankind.

When Abel stopped the boat a good 3kms out at sea and turned to the man, he was already too late.

The circling sharks had already pulled the man into the water.

“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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