Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#VisDare 27 -Bruised – Found

with 4 comments

This week’s VisDare prompt from Angela at Anonymous Legacy:


150 words – or less.
Post entry to your blog and “link in”.
No blog? Post your 150 words in the comments.
(Please – no erotica or graphic violence.)
DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!!
As always – thanks for participating!


Found (149 words)

He saw her in an alley as he drove past. Parking when able, he walked back, fingers crossed.

She was halfway up a fire escape. Bare feet black; black hair lank, half shielding the darting black eyes.

He held out his hand; didn’t smile in case it spooked her.

She looked for a way out. Up and he would follow; down was into his arms. Jump and risk injury?

She was tiny for her age; the pink dress smudged by a brown palette.

Okay, maybe he’d try smiling. She didn’t have the energy to run fast and her damaged feet wouldn’t carry her far.

Just as he’d feared, the smile caused her to shrink back, look up, prepare to climb.

‘It’s all right, Anita,’ he said, one hand open towards her, the other snaking inside his jacket for his badge. ‘I’m a policemen. I’m going to take you home.’




Written by Sarah Ann

July 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

4 Responses

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  1. I enjoyed that. Well done.

    Dee Clark

    July 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

  2. Nicely done Sarah, I only hope that she wanted to go home and was not running away from it. Left questions, which was interesting.


    July 9, 2013 at 12:19 am

    • She did want to go home. That’s the problem with only 150 words – how much backstory you can’t get in. I think she’d got lost, didn’t know who or how to ask for help, and then hiding seemed like the best plan. Thanks for reading.

      Sarah Ann

      July 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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