Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Not Candice Anymore



She could see Marcus in his white Escalade. He made sure all his girls were where they were supposed to be. Stay warm, baby, Candy’s bringing you what you want. Money …


How did she get in this mess? She’s from Connecticut. We’re good girls.
Me?  I’m the rebel. I never follow rules.

Candace could see no way out. She wasn’t Candace anymore.


“Hey Darlin’, lookin’ for some fun?”

“Sure, baby”.

“Let’s go for a ride.”


The bright marquee lit the seedy motel. The room stank of smoke and sweat.



If he hadn’t pulled the knife, Marcus wouldn’t have shot.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100 words
Photo Prompt©Shaktiki Sharma


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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.

31 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Not Candice Anymore

  1. Dark indeed. As others have said – ironic her pimp saves her when it’s arguably down to him she’s in danger in the first place. A grim life to lead. Great story

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  2. Evocative picture of a life which has taken a turn for the worse. I love how you show the irony of her pimp’s “protection.” Happy New Year!

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  3. Lots of dark stories this week; this photo clearly impacted us all! Hoping all the best for you in 2017, Isadora!

    Think about joining #BloggersUnite for #50HappyThings; I’d love to see your list!

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  4. I saw a mixed up individual who was Candace and also Marcus,

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  5. Great story Isadora! It has a powerful message.

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  6. You might hate the pimps for being pimps… but in the end they can protect you. Maybe it gives Candice a second chance to be Candice.

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  7. I got it after reading the explanations, horrible situation and lifestyle. I like the tone of your writing, it suits the atmosphere perfectly.

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  8. I got it fine. Your husband is a retired law enforcement guy, my dad was a reserve for many years with the county. I understood the story fine. It’s a terrible world out there. I know … I go back to work on Sunday! 😀

    Prospero año y felicidad.

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  9. Scary situation Isadora. Well written with tension.

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  10. Querida Isadora,

    I kind of got the idea but I was a little confused, también. You do have so many inside stories begging to be shared. Another nit…I think you need uno mas ‘e’ on marque to make it marquee. Happy to see you back.

    Abrazos y shalom en el año que viene,



    • Querida Rochelle,
      No worry about the nit … I want to have errors corrected. It’s the way we learn to better our writing. Any help, with kindness is always appreciated here.
      I think 2017 will be a year for me to focus on the many stories I have and expand on them. I’ve been doing challenges to hone my skills. I think it’s time to get outside the sandbox of safety.
      Siempre me encanta sus visitas. Gracias …
      Con carino,
      Isadora 😎


  11. So many people in this world don’t get the chance to be Candace any more. Good piece, Isadora

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  12. The story line is good, but I’m confused as well, I don’t get how Marcus got there!

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    • I can explain, Gilly. I only know this from insider info (cop stuff). Anyway pimps, which Marcus is, follow their girls to make sure they’re ok.
      If they don’t exit a room within a certain amount of time they go see what’s going on. In this case, Candy was about to be stabbed. IE: then, shots fired. Bye – Bye John ….


  13. This image seems to have brought out the seedier parts of town.
    Just a tad confusing on whose voice is whose though…

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