Write a story about a Google Street View driver.
Posted in Adventure on Oct 26, 2022
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“THE TIME HAS COME” by Pranathi G
The time has come.If you are a finding this, then either you have passed away - or you’re about to.No one else knows this place but him.If you do, then you can’t go.If he has let you come this far, then you can’t live.Don’t try to call the cops - it will be too late anyway.Don’t try to yell - he made sure no one can hear you.Don’t try to catch him - he won’t be caught unless he wants to.Don’t try ...
“Billy” by E. Jude
Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like without me. Am I nature's spiritless, monotonous experiment. Drab and lifeless. I hate myself. Time ticking on my blue clock on the wall of my kitchen. Suspended in mid-air, swaying steadily to the rhythm of my life, my footsteps. I like to imagine life being taken in footsteps. Leaps, bounds, tiptoes, jumps, skips, strides. All of the above and more. Presently, I am guardedly seeking baby steps. Pawing obstacles gently, then obtusely retracting and cowering in dumbfound shame, each time clo...
“This Was Living” by Natasha Arnold
The day I was diagnosed with cancer was the first day of the rest of my life. Ironic how I say that, only having eight months to live.“It’s terminal,” each of my doctors said with little regard. I’m fairly certain one of them chuckled. The doctors strongly advised that chemo might have prolonged my life a bit more. My life would consist of countless blasts of radiation and violent episodes of sickness rushing through my veins, ripping my insides out from within. Towards my latter days, I would be cooped up in a hospice while on oxy...
“Capturing London” by April Moon
As a Street View driver, I drove past schools and down hills until I reached the Gatwick airport to capture everything. I captured the planes flying to Greece and Belgium. I captured the planes arriving from France. The airport would fly people away to change their lives, either by starting or breaking them. It broke mine.I had to escape the memories each landscape the West...
“Just Another Day” by Laura Elliott-Blood
It’s Tuesday. The 13th Tuesday since you left. The 13th Tuesday that I have to get myself out of bed and appear to be okay with life as I now know it. The 13th Tuesday of pretending. The 13th Tuesday of wishing I could have been with you. The 13th Tuesday missing you and our life together.Driving for Google has its privileges. I get to make my own hours, find new neighborhoods and restaurants that I would never know about and learn new routes...
“I have a tangible effect on you; Believe me!” by SHARDA MISHRA
As a google street view driver, I received my daily quota of getting around before I switch out.For the most part, I pick more common roads, things people want to see. I may like a neighborhood, but no one wants to see residential streets.I try to plan out my trip from point A to point B and stick to that.As long as I cover the main roads and hit the data quota, I am fine.I started the day : mostly non-rush hours.Picked a comparatively secluded area, although lots of tourists come here every year ...
“Fifth Times the Charm ... or Maybe Not” by Katrina Wiech
“It’s the first day on the job Abby, don’t mess this one up like all of your other jobs.” my mom says as I put on my jacket. “Okay, mom I’ll try,” I say grabbing my keys. Outside the sun is shining. Perfect for pictures. My car is sitting there ready to go. “Okay Bert, let’s go,” I say to my yellow Volkswagen Beatle. Now just to be clear being a google viewfinder driver wasn’t my first choice. It’s only going to be temporary, or at least that is what I keep telling myself. I didn’t have much ...
“ ATTENTION SEEKING GEEKS” by P. Jean
I lay in bed at night wondering if someone might be interested in writing about the life of a Google, Street View Driver. Hell, I even ask myself if I could write well enough to write it on my own. Rolling over to my most likely to fall asleep quickly position, I register one last thought. Why not take some notes for the next few weeks and then review all of the stuff that I will most likely forget? That's how it began, the notes, this group of words that I have recorded, refined, reor...
“Our Anniversary with Google Drive ” by Sabinah Adewole
Google street View DriveGoogle street view driver is like having a Car driving from space, it’s like when aeroplanes fly in the sky and they still find a path and we arrive at our destination.It’s like driving in space When we had the A-Z drivers were still able to navigate by reading a map from paper and had to learn how to read a map I thought tat was amazing until such time google amen on board Google is not just a map in the air for drivers and finding your location it’s amaz...
“About Today” by Nicole Escorial
"Hey, mate! Fancy some cookies? I got extra," said the man in a loose, tan-coloured shirt and faded, equally loose pair of jeans to his workmate, as he extended his arm holding the lunchbox towards him.The other man stared at him for a beat, and started to walk away. Okay, the man thought, and withdrew his arm. He actually preferred to have his cookies only to himself. His wife bakes good.Two years in this work didn't make him good friends. Aside from the fact that they spend all day alone...
“Race of a Lifetime” by Nadia Abdullah
Hello, my name is Khalid. I am a one of the Google Street View Driver in Malaysia. What I am about to tell you is a story of my experience driving through one of the most haunted road in Malaysia. The road is called the Old 'Karak' Highway.The time was nearing evening, about 5pm. I was on my way back to the office to return back the car I was driving. I was so tired driving around the car that day. I felt like I need to take a break. I haven't had any vacation for 3 months now. My mom has been asking me to come back to m...
“Coniston Drive” by Deborah Mercer
It’s just a job. A job like any other. Oh, I enjoy it well enough, and it’s not arduous or unpleasant. But it doesn’t make me into Bill Gates or Tim Berners Lee, or anything like that. I can tell that people have noticed the car, and are commenting on it, and for some of them it might have been the first time they’ve seen one, and they’ll probably remark on it to their significant other(s) when they get home, but not in the way they would if they’d seen a UFO or a member of the Royal Family, or even a classi...
“G.S.V.D.” by John Del Rio
What would you do to save the world? There are so many stories in print and film where someone or some organization saves the world. There are even examples that could be made in real life of people or organizations that have in fact saved the world; or are in the process of saving it even as we speak.That’s what we are doing. On the surface of it; we are simply driving and mapping. So many images; panoramic images, 360 degree views of every place you can imagine. But it has become so much more.&...
“For the Glory of Google” by Harken Void
A momentary lapse in attention was all that was needed. Henry took his eyes off the road, to change the song on his stereo, and did not notice that a goat had jumped in front of his car. There was a loud crack as the front bumper shattered on impact and the whole car jumped, as the poor animal got run over by the dark green Subaru Forester.“Shit!” Henry cursed and slammed on the brakes, too late.The car screeched to a stop, the safety belt pressing tight on Henry’s chest and neck.“Shit,” he cursed again, afraid that h...
“button up shirt” by Juliana Leeks
A Google Street driver with borderline personality disorder tells about his unique perspective on the world. People are always talking about love. Love this, love that. I love my parents, I love my spouse, I love this new shirt, I love this show blah, blah, blah. Love is overrated. It’s romanticized. It’s boring. What about hate? Here’s what I think. I think that I hate button up shirts. I hate when people with straight hair get it wet and...
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