(169 words)

By Neel Anil Panicker 

In theory, there are two ways you can go about living in picturesque Yorkshire Dale, the fantabulous mascot of the English countryside, dotted as it were with rolling landscapes of lush dales, windswept hills, deep ravines, large swathes of heather-covered moors and mind busting waterfalls.

If you were like the garrulous Margarets, the seven member Irish miner family who stayed in a two-roomed limestone house, or the Prestons, the septuagenarian  couple who stayed in a barn alongside their fleet of three score sheep you would laugh and chirp and smile and walk the mile to socialise,  flitting in and out of households, exchanging pleasantries besides the delectable honey cakes.

If you were like Richmond,  on the other hand, and you had killed two backpackers and thrown their bodies into the 322 feet deep Gaping Hill,  you wanted to be a recluse.

 You kept to yourself, you said nothing.

If you were smart.

But Richmond wasn’t smart.

He blabbered to someone who blabbered to someone else who blabbered to the police.

©neelanilpanicker2017   #fiction  #whatpegmansaw

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Today Pegman visits Yorkshire Dales.

Feel free to stroll around using the Google street view and grab any picture you choose to include in your post.

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15 thoughts on “neelwrites/whatpegmansaw/yourkshire/169words/fiction/08/05/2017

  1. Love what you’ve done there–at first I think you’re taking me on a travel-magazine-worthy tour, but instead you’ve plummeted me into a gritty thriller.

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    1. Thanks K, that was very sweet of you. I am glad you liked my story.

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  2. Dear Neel,

    What a masterpiece in misdirection. I was enjoying the tour until you introduced me to Richmond the Fool. So well done.



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    1. Dear Rochelle, I am glad you appreciated my effort.


  3. Sounds like you had a lovely virtual wander around the Dales yourself, Neel! Love the characters you constructed here – the Irish family and the elderly couple – though I’m very glad Richmond couldn’t keep his mouth shut. Might jst have saved some lives there! Nicely done

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    1. Very true. Richmond got what he deserved and good riddance. Thanks Lynn.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Absolutely! My pleasure Neel 🙂


  4. Bryan Aiello

    Always keep quiet about your murders, jeez lesson one from the first day of sociopath school.

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    1. Absolutely. Spot on, Bryan.


  5. I think this is one of your very best. As others have said, you started us out on a delightful tour of the countryside filled with lovely people. THEN Richmond enters with a bang. Kudos, Neel

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    1. Thanks a lot Alicia. Your comments mean a lot.


  6. Neel, this is a standout story. Excellent.


  7. Nice contrast here, Neel.


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