What Pegman Saw: Azar

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Azar could remember from young been told she couldn’t attend football matches. She would watch as her father and brother would head off to matches. She and her mother stayed at home. When she was eleven, she asked her father why he never brought her.

“I know Mum doesn’t enjoy them Dad but I do. Why can I ever only watch them at home?”

Her father smiled.

“Missy, in this world some things can be very unfair. Sadly girls are not allowed into the matches …”

“When I’m a woman I’ll be allowed?”

Her father sighed.

“Not exactly love. One day away from here maybe you will experience what a live match is like. Maybe even here one day.”



As Azar boarded the plane to Russia for the World Cup with her father it was an emotional day for both. A feeling they hoped to experience together at home one day.


In response to the What Pegman Saw writing prompt:


9 comments on “What Pegman Saw: Azar

  1. k rawson says:

    Excellent story–so much emotion packed in. I hope they can enjoy it together in their homeland too!

  2. Oh! Nice! Dad is one cool guy. I, like Karen, hope women will soon be able to enjoy going to games.

  3. 4963andypop says:

    Ive said that line a million times: “in this world some things can be very unfair.” But it was always to questions like, why did the power go out, annd why can’t i get another tablet to replace the one I just broke.

    It seems like such an understatement here.

  4. prior.. says:

    well done – and my brother just told me how he longs to take my boys to an NFL game in his town – it was not a big deal to me but it was an experience he felt they needed.
    That is what your piece reminded me of – the emotional connection to live events and could identify with the characters

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