Given the… uh… excitement… going on in Alabama, it was hard to not do so, but I was damned if I was going to go there. Had to lighten the mood somewhat.
This week Pegman is in Selma, Alabama in the US. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write up to 150 words inspired by the location. You’re free to use the photo supplied with the prompt, or take your own tour of Selma via Google Maps. There are both streetview and photospheres at this location.
Once your piece is polished, share it with others at the link up below. Reading and commenting on others’ stories is part of the fun.
Just the Bridge, Then?
“Was cool to visit New Orleans, wasn’t it? The music, the food. So good. On the drive home, we’re gonna cut across diagonally, driving through Alabama, then Georgia, before heading north. What’s to see in Alabama?”
“All sorts of civil rights places – kind of ironic. That bridge in Selma. What’s it called? Oh yeah, Edmund Pettus.”
“Sunday Bloody Sundaaaay!”
“Ha! Funny guy. You know, some of my favourite chick flicks take place in the muds of Alabama. Let’s go see some of them! ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ – Title says it all, right?”
“Sweet Home Alabama! Girl, I’m coming home to you! But, no, most of it was filmed in Georgia: Fayetteville, Crawfordville, Rome.
“Damn. Wait! ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ is in Alabama except when Idgie saves Ruth from Frank, in Valdosta, Georgia!”
“Nope. Juliette, Georgia.”
“Jeez. I know! ‘My Cousin Vinny’!”
“Lemme guess. Georgia.”
“So, just the bridge, then?”