What Pegman Saw -The Integraton

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Google Street View of Landers, California.

The Integraton

Carol phoned me early, all excited. I was only barely approaching consciousness.

“I need to go to Integration,” she said. She was speaking far too rapidly for my coffee craving brain.

“Slow down, Carol,” I replied. “Please.”

“Can you drive me up to that Integration place.”

“The Integraton?”

“Yeah, that’s it.”

“What’s in it for me?”

“The usual?”

I salivated. Carol was an extremely attractive woman but she also baked mean cupcakes and I could always dream, couldn’t I.

“Ok, I’ll grab a coffee and come pick you up.”

I dropped her off just in front.

I’ve never been inside.

Sound baths and harmonic sound frequencies are a bit too much for my no weird shit mind.

I strolled down the road to help kill time.

When I saw the realtors sign I knew where I could invest Dad’s inheritance.

A motel, a restaurant, maybe a casino.

Thank you Carol.

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  1. rochellewisoff · January 14, 2017

    Dear Graham,

    Enterprising fellow, isn’t he? Nicely done.




  2. k rawson · January 14, 2017

    Loved the dialogue, both spoken and inner. Enterprising fellow for sure.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · January 14, 2017

      Oh thanks. That was my focus si I’m pleased you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. J Hardy Carroll · January 14, 2017

    Great piece. Apparently the Integraton had a big Tesla coil to impress the visitors. Those things are definitely weird shit.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · January 14, 2017

      Yes indeed. We are on a cusp with ‘batteries’ big changes ahead

      Liked by 1 person

  4. TraceyDelaplainMD.com · January 14, 2017

    May I suggest offering the guests “alien encounters” of a personal nature? I can’t stop myself, I’m stuck on the probing today.
    Good pick up by Pegman,

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · January 14, 2017

      Ha! I did think that but already had to cut 60 words out to be under 150!!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Iain Kelly · January 14, 2017

    I’m not sure the Integration will be too pleased with their new neighbours! Nice take.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · January 14, 2017

      Me neither. It’s a risk to possible alien encounters lol

      Liked by 1 person

  6. DebraB · January 15, 2017

    Great dialogue! I’m sure his investment will pay off nicely. Maybe he could add a harmonic sound bath massage parlor to the mix?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · January 15, 2017

      Great idea


  7. Lynn Love · January 15, 2017

    Well, he might not have got cupcakes – or Carol – but he got a sound investment opportunity out of the day! Nicely written, Graham

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Alicia Jamtaas · January 16, 2017

    There’s usually a silver lining – or not. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. James · January 16, 2017

    I think George Van Tassel had a similar idea when he set up his airstrip, café, and dude ranch there, along with building the Integratron. I used to live in Southern California many years ago, but this is the first I’ve heard of the machine and Van Tassel.

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    • Graham Lawrence · January 16, 2017

      Very interesting insights 🙂


  10. neelwritesblog · January 17, 2017

    Hope the aliens like their soon to be new neighbours including the hot massage baths that would be on offer. Sweet deal the guy is stitching up for himself. Lovely story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · January 17, 2017

      Thanks for reading. Happy you liked it 🙂


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