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A Business Venture – What Pegman Saw

This week Pegman is on the continent of Africa, in Bamboi, Ghana. There is not a lot of streetview available in this area, but you are free to roam within the borders of Ghana for your inspiration.

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.

I wasn’t quite sure I would participate this week as I could find nothing really about this place.  Wikipedia was utterly useless this time.  Hope you enjoy my little business venture.  Thank you, Karen, for hosting this party weekly.  Most times I end up learning about a place… 😉

I also did something I never do, which is read the other stories first.  Needed inspiration and to see if there were subjects to avoid (a good thing, too, as there were two stories that went along the lines I was considering.)

 

 

A Business Venture

“OK, don’t move, Kwaku! This will make a great picture!”

“You cut off part of my face, Adwenpa!”

“Yeah, but I got our tourist bus, which is really the most important part, no?”

“Sure, easy for you to say, you’re the biggest part of the photo!”

“Stop complaining! Let’s get our flyers made so we can start our business as tour guides of Ghana!”

“Do you really think you will be able to convince tourists to come to Bamboi? It is such a small and insignificant place in all the Bole District. We are but poor farmers.”

“Yes, we must try to get them to leave the luxury of the Ivory Coast and to come and experience the real Africa. We need to start somewhere.”

“And we can bring them to see the baobab trees to show them that “The Little Prince” was wrong. They are not evil and fearsome.”

 

48 thoughts on “A Business Venture – What Pegman Saw

  1. You make this delightfully real, with the poorly composed photograph, and the contrast of enthusiasm and doubt of the two entrepreneurs. And I love that their unique selling point is that they can show that baobab trees aren’t evil and fearsome!

  2. It’s great to have a dream. Good on them for not deserting their home village for the big city and the disappointment that awaits many of the young people who follow that route. Very real dialogue too. Well done Dale.

  3. Dear Dale,

    Clever story using dialogue. Adwempa is quite the entrepreneur. I predict, with his attitude, he’ll go far in life. Reminds me a little of Tom Sawyer selling the joys of whitewashing the fence. 😉 Good one, my friend.

    Shalom and hugs,

    Rochelle

    • Dear Rochelle,

      So very glad you enjoyed my, what I thought, feeble, attempt at a story this week. I like to think he will. And I love the comparison to Tom Sawyer! Gracias, mi amiga!

      Lotsa love,

      Dale

  4. Q,

    I’ve said it before, but the idea of crafting a story out of a pic is an absurdly ambitious undertaking to which the meek would never contemplate. And look at this, you . . of the “I got nothing” found THIS something!
    I love the idea of two industrious young gents finding purpose in the desperate places. You play it like Dickens in high heels- with dreams as your guide, you venture . . and the best part is you bring us along for the ride.

    To inspiration, and the dreams it prospers.

  5. Magical how you waved your wand of words and built a world–complete with backstory, hopes, dreams, and stakes for these too men. Now it would be hard for me to believe any story other than this world you imagined for Adwenpa and Kwaku!

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