Inside the Mind of Isadora

The Fall

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“Anybody hear anything about Jimmy?” Marco asked.

Nah, you know his wife, Clarice, is a bitch. She wouldn’t call us.

We’re dirt in her eyes. You remember the faces she’d make when we’d be together talking and she’d walk into the cafeteria. She’s a real control freak. She thinks every woman wants her man.

Like, I remember the time we were doing the construction job on 5th Avenue. Ladies passing by dressed in those designer clothes; spiked heels; hair flowing in the wind. She’d come by to bring Jimmy some lunch.

Remember?

She evil eyed those women. Gave me a look like I had cancer.

Fear will do that to a woman. You know she’s jealous of any woman looking his way.

Jimmy got a bum rap. He could’ve had Jeanna. Now, that was a good-looking chick.

“Yeah, I sure hope he survives the fall,” Marco said.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 148

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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.

36 thoughts on “The Fall

  1. Wow… a great twist to where the story was heading! Loved it.

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  2. Ah ha … He fell from paying attention to the eye candy below as opposed to the task at hand.

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  3. Interesting little story, Izzy! Sometimes surviving the fall is harder than just letting go and not coming out of it alive. All that mending… 😉

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  4. It sure is a huge fall, to wake him up, maybe. Great take. 🙂

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  5. Does anyone really survive the ‘fall’ without scratches when it’s with the wrong one?

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  6. I hope he survives and works out his relationship with Clarice – one way or the other!!

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  7. Oh! What a unique and a bit funny take on this week’s prompt! I do hope he survives the fall! 😀

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  8. A different take on this prompt I like it. The central character might die from his fall and his buddies are talking about what a jealous and bitter woman his is. It’s an interesting way to learn about Jimmy and his life. I hope he lives. Great write!

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    • High praises on my flash fiction. I have no idea which way I would have gone with this story.
      Perhaps, at another time, I may write a longer version of it with more insight into their relationship.
      I’m pleased you enjoyed it enough, Mandibelle, to leave a wonderful comment. Come by again soon.
      Thank you,
      Isadora 😎

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  9. Very interesting take Isadora!

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  10. LOL! The protagonist and Marco are funny! They are also a little mean about Clarice! Hahaha! “He could’ve had Jeanna.” “Now that was a good-looking chick.” “Yeah, I sure hope he survives the fall.” Hahahaha! That was a pretty big dig on Clarice. Great story, Isadora!

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    • Who knows a buddy better than a buddy? When you work that high off the ground you’re more than friends.
      Soemtimes, humor is thrown in when dealing with tragedy. Men do have to be strong … don’t they? … or in their mind.
      Thanks PJ, for hosting and commenting and visiting.
      Isadora 😎

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