Inside the Mind of Isadora

Death of a Dream


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“Get to the orlop and make those repairs”, barked Captain Braun. Find the reason for the flood too”.

Hans meekly accepted his orders.

He grabbed his tool box.

The ship was a magnificent vessel christened Deutschland. It’s bright yellow color stood out.

Hans made his way up the gangway.

Before he reached the door, he had a creepy feeling.

What undercurrent lay hidden inside?

The electrical fire had burned out the lights. He turned his flashlight on.

Water reached his waist.

What had caused this devastation?

Soon, he’d have the answers.

A bloated body floated by.

Illegal aliens being transported.

2015©Isadora DeLaVega
Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words

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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Photo Prompt Every Tuesday.

Everyone is invited to participate in this challenge.

For more information click here.


Emilio @ The Waste Basket writing blog has challenged me

to use a word from one of his stories ‘Voyage of the Damned’ in a sentence.
The word: Orlop.
To read his story where I first saw this word click here.


orlop |ˈôrˌläp| (also orlop deck)
noun – the lowest deck of a wooden sailing ship with three or more decks.


Photo Prompt©Sonya

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.

8 thoughts on “Death of a Dream

  1. You have packed so much into such a short story–excellent!

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  2. Isadore, it wasn’t really a challenge! But if it had been, you would have certainly been triumphant. What a story. You are a master. Mistress. Whatever! I love it.

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    • I’m glad I took it as challenge, Emilio. You see, I almost didn’t post anything because, at first, the photo had stumped
      my thinking. I didn’t have a direction for the story. Then, BAM – like Emerald the Chef – I read your comment and this story came to mind.
      It’s incredible the way things can shift. 😄
      I’m in awe of you high praise. Thank you for being supportive of my blog by visiting and commenting. I’m always happy to see you here.
      Have a fantastic weekend.
      Isadora 😎

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  3. A far too common occurrence !

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  4. Orlop is a new word for me! 😀 Great story Isadora! Sad that the ship is transporting illegal aliens and a bloated body floats by – it reaffirms how desperate some people are to come to the U.S. that the risk their lives to come here even to be on a ship waste deep with water. Excellent story and thank you for your participation.

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    • I find it fun to learn the meaning of new words. The situation in my story seems to be happening more and more
      each day. The news seems to be flooded with incidents.
      Yes, PJ, people will go to great legnths to go somewhere they feel has more opportunity for them. Thank you for hosting the challenge each week.
      Isadora 😎

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