Hiker

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NA 4150 took him to Goizueta, a town sorrounded by Pyrenees mountains. Up on the mountains, stone structures that were tombs from earlier civilization were present. He was there to look at the monolithic monuments. He had learnt that there were nearly 90 monuments within 10 km from Goizueta.

He had decided to walk up to Alkaloadea and Altasemegi on the mountain. Path was through green undulating hills that were part of Pyreneese range. A white structure appeared on the distance, he decided to rest a little.

May be he had dozed off. He woke up at the sound of bugles and marching boots. Soldiers were marching towards Goizueta. He looked wide eyed at their shield and shining swords. Army of king Ferdinand the Catholic, some one told him. Queen Catherine and King John III had fled to the North of Pyrenees. He woke up and started his walk up the hill.

Word Count : 151

This week Pegman goes to Goizueta, Navarre in Spain. You can use the photo included with this week’s prompt, our roam the region yourself and find your own inspiration. There is both street view and photo spheres at this week’s location.

Your mission is to write up to 150 words inspired by the prompt. Once your piece is polished, share it with others using the link up below. More articles on the promt may be found here.

Photo Credit : K Rawson.

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  1. Nice story Abhijit. Am I right in reading the last paragraph as a dream?

    It reads so matter of fact that you deceive us well, into believing he really witnessed the soldiers, until the very last line.

    A dream within a dream, nicely done. The reference to the modern road and the statistics about the stones make it clear he is a modern tourist, not a subject of the king or queen of an earlier time. Well and subtly done!.

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    1. It is a dream. I have never been to Spain. Did not know what to write. So took some liberty. Characters are historical figures from 1500 AD. Tourist is a modern man.

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