What Pegman Saw – Miraculous Miray

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Miraculous Miray    



By day, Miray was a receptionist. But by night she was Miraculous Miray fighting crime and all round badness in various parts of Turkey. She donned a sparkling yellow cape but this cape was no fashion accessory or signature look (though it became that in the media particularly commented upon by that nerdy journo Zeynep from the Mid-Morning Post). It’s proper use was to help her blend in with the flashing streetlamps at night.


She flashed from place to place saving people from muggings, escorting people away from characters out to inflict pain in hate crimes, she saved people from the flinging of beer bottles outside night clubs and pubs and stopped murders and rapes from occurring.


Then she returned home to enjoy her husband’s shepherd’s pie with gravy and salad. And by 9am the next morning she was back at her desk saying,
“Hello, how can I help you?”



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What Pegman Saw – Catching Fish & Racing Sticks

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Catching Fish & Racing Sticks       


It was approaching midnight. I looked over at the still, calmness of the lake. The gentle light from the half moon reflected off it and gave it an almost fairytale image. I remembered how my late father used to bring me here fishing when I was a little girl. Each Saturday we would come and catch fish for supper which always delighted my Mum. How she misses him dreadfully. I remember how we would race sticks by throwing them into the water and watching which stick reached the edge of the lake first. If a stick went out to sea whichever of us threw it was disqualified from the race. My dad deliberately threw it so it would go out to sea often to let me win. He never knew that I realised that.


Often I come here. Just to think of him. It’s my special place to remember him.


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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.


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What Pegman Saw: Phil & Finley

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Phil & Finley


Phil waited down by Monk Pier for Finley to arrive. The sun was setting beautifully. For that small romantic gesture from nature he was glad. When Finley finally arrived, all giddy enthusiasm as always had been their nature, Phil beckoned for them to come sit by him and took their hand in his.
“I have known for a long time that you are the one Fin. I could tell you a million reasons why I love you but that would be corny and you’d hate it …”
Finley laughed.
“True, let’s not get into Carl’s leaving party when you drunkenly declared your undying love for me!”
Phil smiled.
“But anyway, the main reason I do love you is that you are my best friend as well as my partner. Would you marry me, like?”
“Nothing better to do so yeah.”
They both smiled and Phil placed the ring on Finley’s finger.


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What Pegman Saw: Love In Kangra Valley

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Love In Kangra Valley


Walking through the roads in Kangra Valley, India, Liz took in the atmosphere. Over the past few days of her holiday she had been intrigued by the history and the sights in this area of the country. She was saddened that her holiday was coming to a close. Mostly because of the Indian heartthrob she had met on her first day here by the pool. His name was Arjun and he made her believe in love at first sight.

She turned the corner and joined Arjun for a coffee. They held hands and an ache fluttered in Liz’s heart but his life was here and hers was back in England. A thought struck her:

I could stay here. Here with him. We could have our life together.

She shut her lips, enjoyed the last moments they would share together before she went home to marry Tom. Life would go on.


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What Pegman Saw – Taline & Sirvat

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Taline & Sirvat   


Every day Taline wondered where they had taken her little girl Sirvat. Sirvat had been born with Down Syndrome. She had been taken away to an institution three years ago. Since then Taline had been endlessly trying to find her. As she washed the dishes her tears mingled with the water. It had just been the two of them since Taline’s husband had upped and left when he realised Sirvat had a disability. Taline remembered how she and Sirvat would go to the park and feed the ducks, how she would read her daughter bedtime stories and they would watch TV together with popcorn.

She is a bright, wonderful girl. How dare they just take her away like she should be hidden away? They are stopping her childhood with me and her bright, wonderful future. Why couldn’t I protect her from these vultures? I’m her mother, she depended on me.

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What Pegman Saw – One Team

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One Team     


The sun set. It’s rays glistened on the road. Two young boys Den and Riky played football wiling away another wonderful day of childhood. They dreamed of playing in the big footballing leagues and spoke of national and international players while they kicked the ball around.


As night began to fall Den began to move off feeling guilty that he couldn’t ask Riky to his home for tea. His mother and father were quite old-school and hated his friendship with an Atheist. They believed Catholic was the only way and were in uproar when it was abolished as the state religion in 2009. He knew things were changing. But not in his home and he would be forced to stop hanging out with Riky if they found out.


In secret their friendship would continue and blossom. A friendship of sharing different cultures and waving goodbye to hate and so-called superiority.


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