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What Pegman Saw – Survivors Cave

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When I was small my mom took me on adventures, small escapes for our broken lives. Her favorite times were when we found soft chalky rocks.

“You can write with them!” Her smile was so beautiful as she scrawled across the red desert walls.

Small as I was, I bounced along beside her hoping for the chance to write my own manifesto. She laughed though her cheeks glistened in the sunlight.

“Of course, write your own! Then we have to go!”

I was always so proud of my small strange glyphs next to her perfect block lettering. I still remember them so clearly.


It’s a heavy world we carry today, I think Pegman sees it better than any.

I didn’t really understand when he brought me to the cave … Until he pressed a soft chalky rock into my hand and told me it’s where survivors can write their names.

Word Count: 150

This was written for the What Pegman Saw challenge, every week a location is picked and a story is written in 150 words or less. Rules here and this weeks location, The Big Cave, Palo Duro State Park, Texas


Letters from inside my head

11 thoughts on “What Pegman Saw – Survivors Cave

  1. Very poignant. Wonderful how relationships can wipe out all sense ofdanger when we arechildren. I took this exact same shot as the focus of my piece too, but lacked the knowhow to grab a screenshot from google earth!

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    1. Thank you! I’ve been meaning to come back to it for a couple weeks but I’m in the final classes for my master’s program and we’ve been insanely busy at work … I just end up running up out of juice before I get to it. I made a point to look at it and write something this week because I really like this challenge.

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