Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – My Daddy helped Your Daddy


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“My daddy helped your daddy.”

“I know. My daddy helped your daddy, too,” echoed Ivy.

“My mom said that when you’re a soldier you can die.”

“I know. A soldier can die like my daddy did,” Ivy whimpered.

“Don’t cry, Ivy, our daddys are together. They can still help each other in heaven.”

“I know. My daddy was a good soldier,” Ivy said with tears falling.

“Maybe, we can be soldiers when we grow up. We can be soldiers together. A soldier keeps people safe.”

“I know,” Ivy mumbled. “But, I want my daddy back.” “He was my best friend.”

2015©written by Isadora De La Vega
Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100

Soldier with infant - 1

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 was Veterans Day.

It’s a day to say ‘Thank You’ to all of the men and women who have served in wars to help maintain our freedom.

Children suffer the ravages of war in ways which effect them their entire lives. They are often forgotten. The loss they feel should not be minimized. They are the innocent victims.

To those who have come home to us, we praise you for your bravery.

To those who have not survived the ravages of war, we honor you for your bravery and for giving us the freedom we are able to enjoy today and everyday.

May your souls rest in peace.


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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.

29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – My Daddy helped Your Daddy

  1. Querida Isadora,

    From the mouths of babes, you’ve touched my heart.



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  2. Nicely done tribute to all who have sacrificed and frequently the parents are their children’s very best friends.

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  3. A very tender piece, Isadora. It’s a lovely tribute to all who have sacrificed, adult and child alike.

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  4. A beautiful, moving story. The naive, idealizing children’s view is very realistic, and the sentiment about the best friend really hits home. No man or woman should have to be a soldier and fight, kill, and die for a cause others have forced upon them.

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    • Dear Gahlearner,
      Your touching words express a kindess I am very grateful for. The lives we are living in society today are overwhelming. Witnessing the children in the prompt photo sitting among tombstones took my emotions to sadness. I wondered why and how they wound up there. The story grew from there. I’m grateful my feelings managed to fill every word as they covered a myriad of emotions for the children in the image.
      Thank you very much for visiting and bringing joy to my heart and a smile to my face.
      Have a wonderful weekend …
      Isadora 😎

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  5. I’ve been reading a lot of these FF submissions. Yours is the only one that gave me goosebumps, Izzy. This is so endearing and tragic. I felt this way about my step-grandfather. He didn’t die in a war, but he was my best friend for a long time when I was a little girl. Very beautifully written!

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  6. A beautiful tribute Issy, are the last photos you and your husbands dads?

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    • Thank you, Gilly. The photo prompt touched me. The children playing near headstones made me sad.
      I wondered what they were saying to each other.
      Yes, the last 2 photographs are of my Dad(on the left with my mother and a boy I never knew or was able to
      find information about after they had passed away); the one on the right is of my father-in-law. A great man who
      treated me as his own daughter and often told me I was) I appreciate your asking. 🙏🏻
      Have a wonderful weekend filled with joy and love.
      Issy 😎


  7. Ahhh, this is so sweet – and so sad. A beautiful tribute to Veteran’s Day!

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  8. Just when I thought I was all cried out… nicely done Isadora.

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  9. “A soldier keeps people safe” – words fail me!

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  10. That photo of the soldier and his baby says it all. Wow.

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