Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Window



Harry stares out the window. He sits and stares since his Ruby’s brutal murder.

He’d taken her to the museum; then, a dimly lit dinner. She was beautiful.
Harry noticed the waiter leer at her. She provoked men with her beauty.
Her eyes the color of emeralds.

Now, he sit and stares.

He doesn’t care if he leaves the room.

He doesn’t pay bills; watch television or knows who feeds him.

His life is whatever passes outside the window.

All he sees are changing seasons, joggers, passing cars and Ruby’s ghost.

But, there’s no window.

Padded cells have no windows.

2017©Isadora De La Vega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt:Dale Rogerson


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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.

37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Window

  1. magnificent post, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts of this sector don’t notice this. You must proceed your writing. I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!


  2. You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually one thing which I feel I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I’m taking a look forward in your subsequent put up, I’ll attempt to get the dangle of it!

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  3. Shalom y cariño,


  4. Marvelous with that twist at the end, Isadora. Great writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  5. That’s a very powerful piece made more so by the excellent ending

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  6. Gorgeous piece, Isadora, with a delightful little twist at the end.

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  7. Excellent story, tragic end for everyone involved.

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  8. Dear Isadora,

    Dark and brooding piece. It took me a couple of reads to realize that he was the murderer. It reminds me of the movie Spider. Buen trabajo, mi amiga.

    Abrazos y shalom


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      I took your advice and wrote this based on an entry in my memoir (not yet anywhere-near-there).
      It’s based on my mothers illness of debilitating depression but fictionalized it and changed into a different gender.
      I haven’t seen the movie. Is that the exact name? I’ll have to look for it on Netflix. Haven’t been watching too many movies lately.
      Muy agradecida,
      Isadora 😎


      • Querida Isadora,

        Here’s a link to the movie. I don’t know of its availability. I rented it some time ago during my ‘it’s all about Ralph Fiennes” phase. He does a wonderful job in it. Very disturbing.

        So many life experiences are grist for the mill, aren’t they?

        Shalom y cariño,


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        • Hola mi amiga,
          Thanks for the link. It looks like it’s on Amazon. I just popped over. I have Prime I’ll see if they include that title.
          The review is enticing. YUP … my life has soooo many experinces, I’d be grinding corn for a couple of centuries.
          La vida hay que vivir la aun los dolores.
          Abrazos siempre,
          Isadora 😎


  9. A stark reminder Isadora of mental illness and how devastating it can be.

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  10. Wow Izzy, very powerful. And your photo along with it is a master stroke. Wonderful

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    • The photo is from a fellow Friday Fictioneers, Dale Rogerson. I did the photo challenge which uses a different photograph each week.
      You should join in. Your writing is wonderful. The photo prompt will surge a travel memory. There is a 100 word limit. : )
      I’m ecstatic that you enjoyed my story, Tina. Thank you …
      Isadora 😎


  11. Yes! Very good. I figured he had killed her, but that played really well.

    Five out of five straight-jackets.

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    • Ah Ha … I couldn’t fool you. You had it very early in the read. Well done …
      Love the 5 out of 5 straight-jackets award. Thank you … 😀
      You probably haven’t read another story I wrote about a parable but if you would like to you’ll see the importance
      of an award in my story.
      Gracias por visitar mi hogar … hasta la próxima
      Isadora 😎


  12. “All he sees are changing seasons, joggers, passing cars and Ruby’s ghost” is a lovely line. As is “He doesn’t pay bills; watch television or knows.who feeds him”. Sometimes the quietest words are the most powerful

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    • Such a very complimentary comment, Neil. I value your opinion very much.
      Writing is a process I’m still honing my skills. This type of challenge tightens my
      wordy writing. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it very much.
      Isadora 😎


  13. Sorrow can do so much… maybe even makebelief windows… sad turning sadder.

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  14. Ooh, that was an unexpected twist at the end there, Isadora! Nice writing.

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  15. What a sad, and lonely way to live…

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