Gorodskoy Park in the sunshine. Not the most beautiful park. More concrete than greenery, but well-maintained. A series of paths connected by roundabouts. Along the wider walkways, freshly painted green benches, shaded by overhanging wispy branches.
So what was I doing in this nondescript park in the middle of Minsk? Well, that is a longer story than can be told here. Suffice to say I was waiting for a woman, and it was a life or death situation. Hers, not mine. Isn’t it always?
Surveillance cameras – theirs and ours – were focused on me. Directional mics waited with baited breath. My only hope was that she changed her mind and decided not to show.
Ten past. She was late. Maybe I had got away with it. Then the heel clicks approach. I sigh inwardly. Oh well, another lamb to the slaughter.
I put on my best welcoming Western smile.
Linking up with the prompt at What Pegman Saw. The task is to write a story in 150 words or less based on the destination that Pegman is visiting. This week’s destination is Minsk in Belarus. Flicking through images around the prompt on Google maps, I couldn’t resist when I noticed a lone person sitting in an empty park in the sunshine.
You can read other stories based on the prompt HERE.
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