Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Trapped



Before dawn, Paw fed the horses, pigs and chickens.

It had snowed all night. It was going to be a rough day for setting traps.

Fresh eggs and ham were ready when I got up.

“A good breakfast will get you through the day,” Maw said.

We took the North end of the farm. Maw took the South end with Bubba.

Beaver skins helped make us money in winter.

No sign of Maw when we got home. Paw and I went out to find her.

She was slumped in the snow.

Bubba cried out, “Paw, Help”!

“Maw caught her foot”.

2016©Isadora De La Vega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100
Photo Prompt: ©Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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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.

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Trapped

  1. Ooh… ouch! And so cold, Isadora! Wonderfully told! Just a quick pre-prepared ‘stamp’ message to add…
    My visiting, replying, commenting and the like have fallen a little by the wayside of late, for which I apologise, but wanted to call by today and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  2. Such a straight forward march along in this story; it’s perfect for the setting and troubles they face. Wonderful, Isadora!

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    • I’ve been on a holiday Christmas cruise so I’m a bit behind in my responses, Dawn.
      Being without internet and social media was refreshing. I missed it but I think it helped
      to rejuvenate my mind and spirit.
      I appreciate your positive and encouraging words on my story. There is more to the story. I may write it as it’s
      filled with many surprises. I’m like a child with a huge amount of toys. I want to play with all of them but time stops me.
      i hope you had a wonderfully MERRY CHRISTMAS …. filled with joy and magical surprises.
      May your ‘2017’ be filled with great health, extraordinary unexpected things and more love than your heart can hold.
      Isadora 😎

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  3. Yoiks! caught in her own trap. That truly makes my ankle hurt. Well done.

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    • Yes, I think Maw will need a lot of care. I’m pleased the intensity of her being caught
      in the trap came through, Alicia. Thank you for stopping by.
      I’m a bit late. I’ve been on holiday. Hope your Christmas was a MERRY one. May ‘2017’ be a year filled with wonders.
      Isadora 😎

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  4. Oh the ordeals of surviving a winter. I hope that Maw can be thawed and healed.

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    • I hope Maw is thawed and healed too. She will need a great deal of care.
      Another burden for the boys. Thank you Bjorn. Have a wonderful ‘2017’.
      It’s been a pleasure being a part of FF and meeting and reading your phenominal writings.
      Isadora 😎


  5. Tough living on the edge of survival like that.

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  6. Captured the hardship brilliantly and on top of it the horror when something goes wrong. Hope Maw’s alright

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  7. Whew, poor Maw. I love the atmosphere you’ve created here.

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  8. Such a perfunctory delivery – very effective.

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  9. Great story Isadora! Hopefully Maw can warm up near the fire and heal her foot.

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  10. Great writing, caught the family life and atmosphere brilliantly.

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  11. Querida Isadora,

    Well written slice of rural life. Muy frio. Hope they can pull Maw out without problemos. 😉 You set the tone and the atmosphere to where I felt as if I were there and knew these people. Buen trabaje, amiga.

    Shalom, abrazos y besos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Gracia por su commentario buena de mi cuento. Brrr … frio.
      I think I’m going to make this into a short story. I had a lot more to write.
      It has an interesting twist – in my mind not yet on paper. LOL If I post I’ll let you know.
      See you in January as I will be on the high seas.
      Adios, besos y carino,
      Isadora 😎


  12. The matter-of-fact tone makes this. Well done

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  13. That made me laugh somewhat. I’m sure Maw is OK. Hard to not get a foot caught in one of those.
    Super writing, Iz.

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