Sarah Ann Hall

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

#VisDare 37: Trajectory – A New Orbit

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This week Angela gave us another great VisDare photo prompt.


150 words – or less.
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A New Orbit (150 words)

Joseph walked in circles, lost and alone. Life had been so simple, now it was complicated. He knew he should understand. The lawyer’s voice had been calm, so matter-of-fact, but still the equations and numbers had Joseph’s thoughts spiralling.

It should have been straightforward. With Aunt Alice dead, as sole beneficiary, Joseph had expected to get her house. He hadn’t wanted it, but she’d always said it would be his. But there was more – money in trusts, shares and investments – all of it for him. The figures the lawyer had spoken of were mind-bending, which explained why Joseph’s brain was twisting back on itself, trying to catch hold of something.

Joseph’s linear life had become entangled. With his beloved aunt dead he was drowning. He had wanted nothing, yet received everything. His future would be richer, but his soul was already the poorer: the numbness over-powering.





Written by Sarah Ann

September 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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  1. Reflects the human state of mind. Joseph is genuine; somebody who values relationships over money


    September 18, 2013 at 1:11 am

    • I’m glad that came across. He really isn’t interested in the money.

      Sarah Ann

      September 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

  2. hmm not always about the money… 🙂 S x


    September 18, 2013 at 10:42 am

  3. […] #VisDare 37: Trajectory – A New Orbit […]

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