Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Life Erases



Alzheimer was erasing her life.

Sarah held the door as her mother shuffled into the club. They’d have brunch every Sunday after Temple at the Boca Grande Golf and Country club.

Father loved golf. He’d been a member for years.

Cecelia, the hostess, greeted them with a big smile while escorting them to Mother’s favorite table.

“A Mimosa, Mrs. Cohen?”

The edge of Mother’s lips curved when it was placed in front of her.

“Your father went far despite Auschwitz,” Mother said with a blank gaze.

“You’re a good girl, Sarah, a good daughter.”

At the funeral, Sarah remembered that.



Genre – Flash 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 who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Life Erases

  1. Love the new blog look… especially the header pic. 😀

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  2. Tough on the heart … but touching & real.

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  3. A very touching story, that I can relate to. Nice job Isadora!

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    • I think there are a great many families that have this and dementia creeping up lately. It’s happened in our extended family. Research needs to be done to find it’s origin and cure.
      I’m happy you enjoyed my story. Thank you ..!!! 😎


  4. What I like best about this piece is the line, “You’re a good girl, Sarah, a good daughter.”

    We don’t know who is saying it. The mother? The father (and Sarah is remember it)? Very effective. 🙂

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  5. What a touching story.. and yes I know it close… I have seen it close range.

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  6. Holding on those rare moments is how one can find peace….Beautiful one!

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    • I don’t know much about the disease except that a few of our older family members are showing signs.
      I believe long term memory isn’t affected. It tends to keep them in that place. I guess if the memories
      are good that is a blessing. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your very nice comment. 😎

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  7. Sad and poignant: a lot packed into one hundred words.

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  8. Emotional read … and reminds us not to forget.

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  9. This is a very sweet, yet sad story. My good friend is fading from me and her family with this disease. It is so sad to watch from a good friend’s perspective.

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    • I’m so sorry for my delay in responding to your lovely comment.
      It’s sad to see people who are close to us suffering with this disease. I wish you hugs of comfort during this difficult time.
      Recently, we’ve heard of older family members beginning to experience this terrible disease.
      I hope more research is done to find answers. Thank you for visiting. 😎

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  10. Dear Isadora,

    If you peruse my past flash fictions you’ll find that Jewish history is a subject near and dear to my heart. Touching story.

    A couple of nitpicky things. “…to mother’s favorite table…” I think the m should be capitalized. Also you need a comma after Mimosa.

    Your story’s too good to typo. 😉



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    • Dear Rochelle,
      As always, your corrections are greatly appreciated. I have changed them. Thank you ..!!!
      I will be perusing your past fictioneers while on my soon-to-be vacation. From some of your
      posts, I’ve seen touches of the history already.
      I’m always happy to see you here visiting and leaving your lovely comments.
      Isadora 😎


  11. So touching and sad/sweet. Alzheimer’s is such a wicked disease, for those not affected…

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  12. Ahh this is touching and sweet.

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