I read the note tucked inside my front door,

This was the first time I ever had to sign for a letter addressed to Occupant. I think this letter might belong to you. You may come get it this evening at the white house with the red door next to the sign with the lady painting.”

The letter was from my grandfather's attorney, which included a check for my inheritance,

Five hundred and eighty-eight thousand dollars.

I grinned from ear to ear. My heart raced with excitement. Spending this will be so easy. Caribbean Islands, here I come!


This is my submission for the flash fiction challenge hosted by Roger Shipp, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. He gives us a photo prompt and approximately 100-200 words with which we create our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click here to read Roger's challenge post.

To read other stories submitted to this challenge, click here.



112 thoughts on “FFftPP-Inheritance

  1. Great take PJ. This picture I have found difficult to write a story for (hence it’s not done yet), I liked how the inheritance was near this picture. Lucky narrator, I hope they don’t spend it all frivolously lol.

  2. How in the world did you come up with that amount? I did inherit some money from my aunt one year. No one knew she had any money and when she died, she left me $25,000. And i was one of four (2 nieces, 2 nephews) that she left that amount to. My parents got considerably more. And yet, we all went through it way too quickly.

  3. Hmm.. since I already came from a tropical country, I’d choose Europe if that were me! Hahaha! Lucky him or her, PJ. πŸ˜€ Great story!

  4. Great twist on the prompt, Joy! I wonder if the recipient had a tough relationship with his/her grandfather – they don’t seem very upset. At least someone’s passing has benefitted someone. Let’s hope she can do something in his honour πŸ™‚

  5. What luck! A fun read I like how you used the two prompts.

    I don’t think I’ve got any relatives that have that much to gift me. Though I do know that sometimes the relative doesn’t wait to present the gift until after. Though that is the exception to the norm.

    I played this week.
    Army Volunteered

  6. When reading this I felt the excitement for the recipient of that large sum of money and thought to myself ‘what would I do with that amount of money?’ To my surprise I my first thought was sensible and, well, boring – I would invest in something. I enjoyed reading this as I have never come across Flash Fiction before. A very nice piece Joy!

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