Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Tenant

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Shaking his head, Sam couldn’t believe what he’d bought at auction.
Frost was on the ground; more to come tomorrow. No outdoor work ’til Spring.

How’s he going to flip the Strokov House with it’s blackened reputation? What was he thinking?

Mrs. Strokov had rented the house with her small salary from the fabric shop. Mr. Strokov would soon follow from Russia.

That morning, she argued fiercely with her daughter.

“You will testify against that teacher who shamed and violated you”.

“No Mama”, Marta wailed. “I beg you”.

“We have pride”.

That night, from the rafters, she hung her anguish.

2015©isadoradelavega

Genre – Fiction

Word Count – 100

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

65 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Tenant

  1. What’s up, after reading this remarkable piece of writing i am as well glad to share my knowledge here
    with friends.

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  3. powerful – and that last sentence was the best ending…

    That night, from the rafters, she hung her anguish.

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  4. So very well written, Isadora. A tragic ending that’s all too common these days. Well done. — Suzanne

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  5. This is a well written, moving piece, with a dark but realistic end. Sadly true for too many. Nice job!

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  6. Very well written, Isadora, though extremely sad. Events such as these really tear families apart. It’s tragic that the mother didn’t put her daughter’s anguish before her own concerns over family pride. 🙂

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    • I suppose old world thinking is hard to change even if you’re in a new country. Teens seem to be struggling with
      many, many things now-a-days. It’s quite sad.
      Thank you for visiting my blog, Millie. I appreciate your taking the time and your very nice comment. 😊

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  7. It’s a horrible tale but well written: well done.

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  8. Dear Isadora,

    Powerful piece well written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. Very good piece. Nice to see someone else making a statement. 😊

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  10. Pardon the pun in advance, but very effectively executed, Izzy. This is a gritty piece–says a lot in a little and really pulls at the reader’s emotions and curiosity.

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  11. Oh, this is so sad. Makes me want to know more about what happened in that house.

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  12. A powerful piece, that last line extremely so 🙂

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  13. Dear Isadora.

    I thought you were going in one direction and then you took the tale in quite another. Sad, somber, yet somehow true to life. This is good writing.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • Dear Doug,
      Serpentine … Serpentine ..!!!! 😄
      It was a dark piece which required a BAM impact. I figured I’d reach that by trying to divert the reader.
      It’s a really sad situation, now-a-days, in the news. Teens lost and feeling like outsiders fall prey and feel
      despair about what to do. In this case, the decision was made by her mother causing feelings of helpless
      lack of control in her. However, she could control whether she would live or die.
      I’m really pleased you thought it was a good story. Thank you for your kind comment and for visiting.
      Adios,
      Isadora 😎

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  14. A sad and distressing story. Well written.

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  15. Your story hit me in the gut. That’s a compliment 🙂
    Tracey

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  16. Dear Isadora, Brilliant story and I love the part of “hung her anguish” . Extremely well written – Color me impressed! Nan

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  17. Very sad and eloquent, Isadora. Have a beautiful Easter. 🙂

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  18. Come to bring you Pawkisses for an eggstra Happy Easter, Isadora and hope your Easter Bunny Day is filled with fun in every way 🙂 ❤

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  19. From “blackened reputation” to “hung her anguish.” This is indeed a dark and well told tale. Thank you.

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  20. You have a well written story here. It reminds me of this video on Facebook a few months back of this very wicked care taker. A lot of abuse everywhere in the world from people who should make themselves trusted. Your story ended abruptly. That adds to the beauty it any way. Let me congratulate you on your 28 years of artistic work. Of course, the experience you gathered will live with you and I can see is benefiting others through your other works. Bravo!

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  21. Serdecznie pozdrawiam

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  22. I love the way your prose has poetry within the lines and rhythms. ‘That night, from the rafters, she hung her anguish.’ is a terrific image.

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  23. So very sad. I liked the way you unfolded the tale.

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  24. A dark piece Isadora but written well.

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    • It’s a drak subject I’ve seen and read about in the news a lot lately. People who are the caretakers
      we entrust our children to aren’t always safe ones. A very sad world we live in.
      Thanks for the comment and your visit. I always appreciate any words left here for me. 😍
      Happy Easter to you and your family !!!! 🌺

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  25. It is sad that for some this is the only viable solution. I had a friend commit suicide last November. You just never know.

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    • Desparation causes desperate acts. Unfortunately, the aftermath is somuch worse. Children are supposed
      to be safe in environements we put them into. It isn’t always.
      I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. Thank you for sharing you heartfelt story and comment. 😍

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      • It is truly amazing what words and images do for us. It is why we are here. It is why we blog. We blog to belong. We blog to build community. I am glad to see that it is working for some of us. Thank you.

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    • It’s another subject I seem to see a great deal in the news. The people we entrust our children to
      aren’t always safe ones. I was hoping to bring a bit of awareness. It’s a dark place to be if you’re a
      helpless teen. Thanks for commenting and enjoying my 100 challenges. Please join in one day. 😃

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  26. a sad and very abrupt ending

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  27. Isadora, this is excellent! The ending was very sad. My niece killed herself by hanging in October 2013. It was devastating. Sadly, it happens much too often! Your story highlights this problem.

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    • Thank you, PJ. I’m sorry to hear about your niece. I’m saddened that this happens. The people we hope will be
      taking care of our children aren’t always what thye seem. It’s something I hear and read in the news daily.
      Thank you for leaving your heartfelt story and for your support. 😍

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