Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Dying Embers of Our Love


Friday Fictioneers - sandraYour eyes were filled with hatred as you walked away from me.

You swore revenge.

You shouted, “An eye for an eye” as your outstretched arm mimicked a sword. There was malicious venom in your voice.

How could you feel such rancor?

How could you be so vengeful?

We’d been slowly drifting apart. It had become clear to me.

Once, resplendent love emanated from us. It had made me blind to your cruel ways. But,no more.

Now, the burning embers of our love have gone out.

When we kissed and parted that night, I knew, we’d never meet again.

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.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Dying Embers of Our Love

  1. Sounds as if it’s a good thing they parted permanently! That kind of passion leads to disaster. Nicely done, my friend!

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  2. A shame they can’t part as friends. I think it’s best they don’t meet again.

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  3. On my first read… I thought it was the girl that left??????? Did I miss something… a hidden clue?

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    • No, you have it right. She left. In the last line, I was trying to show the apprehension for her decision.
      Due to abusive control, many women are hesitant to leave – i.e.: the kiss at the end was to show her
      finality to all she feared before her decision. 😁
      I wasn’t sure when I was writing that line if it should be there. But, I liked the impact. And, we only have 100 words. 😳
      Thanks for the dialog and hope the explanation helped.
      Isadora 😎

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  4. No happy ending, as you commented, but at least she got out. Good for her.

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  5. I think she’s better off without him. Great emotions, good story.

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  6. I don’t think she’s seen the last of him. She might wish she’d never seen the first of him. Good one Isadora – I could feel his malevolence.

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    • She may have to constantly walk around with caution on her mind.
      Abused women leave the situation but never leave their thoughts.
      I enoyed the prompt this week, Sandra. I’m happy Rochelle chose it.
      Thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy them and having you visit.
      Isadora 😎

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  7. Some people just don’t take “let’s part company” very well. She’d better watch her back.

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  8. She’s definitely well rid of him!

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  9. Querida Isadora,

    This sounds like the best kind of relationship to get out of. Good for her for leaving. May they never meet again. Beautifully written.

    Shalom y cariño,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      I’ve heard too many stories of women staying when they should leave. Even in today’s modern world
      women still fear leaving a bad relationship. The last lines expresses her realizing he would be the one
      to end it but be on guard. WHEW … glad it’s fiction. I had goose bumps while writing it. 😳
      Thank you for popping in during this Thanksgiving weekend. Hope you enjoyed yours with the ones you love.
      Carino y Shalom,
      Isadora 😎


  10. What an ending.. To many cruel people out there.

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    • I wanted to end it with her being happy he was gone but too many battered women stay too long despite knowing they shouldn’t.
      I’m happy to say it’s fiction based on stories I’ve heard from many friends. Yes, breaking up brings evil higher up to the top.
      Thank you for reading, Bjorn, and commenting. It’s always good to see you here.
      Isadora 😎


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