This week, Pegman takes us to the Sambor Prei Kuk Temple in Cambodia.
Funny the places that the internet will take you…As I was working my novel-in-progress, I was trying to describe the abundance of humidity in a particular location. Which got me wondering where was the most humid location in the world? Which led me to Cambodia (among other places). And when I happened to land here, I couldn’t resist selecting this as a Pegman destination. Hope you find it inspiring too.
Your mission is to write a 150-word (or less) story about the selected destination. Feel free to wander about. You may capture your own photo to use in your post. Feel free to select from any street view or photo sphere in the vicinity.
Have fun and don’t get lost!
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Following Karen’s lovely introduction above, I did some research on the temple, and stumbled upon the picture below, after which my story below roared off my fingertips.
Kelvin M. Knight
The stone lions’ gaping mouths roared at Kaitlin. The sound was distant, as distant as her offering to the goddess Shakti; an offering their tour guide insisted upon yesterday.
Sighing, Kaitlin studied the lions’ stance: a cross between leaping to play, and standing on guard. Was Shakti telling her she should stop being guarded, that she needed to be playful?
‘And why not,’ she said mechanically.
Regarding the lions’ stone-leafed manes, Kaitlin tried to imagine them rustling. If only there was a breath of wind, then this heat, this humidity wouldn’t be so inhumane.
Stoney-faced, Kaitlin ambled forward. Between the lions, she span around and squatted like them, knees shoved wide, her arms ramrod straight.
Nurtured by the other tourists’ disdainful glares, Kaitlin opened her mouth and roared until she could roar no more.
Feeling her creativity flowing, she guffawed. This holiday was the correct decision after all.