Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Gratitude


Although there wan’t any dinner because he’d arrived late, he felt no ill will.

Freshly brewed coffee and donuts were set out for the night. This would be enough for him.


The street lights were a warm welcome for the oncoming damp chilly night.

The lamppost, near his favorite bench, the ideal place to secure the fine bicycle he’d found at the Salvation Army today. The boots fit him perfectly, too. He was happy the saleswoman had given him this woolen blanket as he left.

Soon sleep. And, another day would have been lived.

God, he thought, life was grand.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100
Photo Prompt:©Jellicos Stationhouse


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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.

35 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Gratitude

  1. Warming story, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Lovely story of a beautiful, grateful soul.

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  3. He sounds like a contented soul! Very well done.

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  4. He sounds someone who is very grateful for what he has and what’s more, satisfied and happy with it. It is a feelgood story

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  5. Lovely, Isadora. Now, he has transportation to boot. What could be better? I like his optimism. Things are sure to turn around soon.

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    • Hi Amy,
      I was trying to write something a little upbeat.
      I know being homeless isn’t upbeat. But, he was happy with whatever came his way.
      How many of us have many blessings and still see the glass half empty instead to half full?
      I found his gratitiude and appreciaiton for the little he had made me sit and ponder my life.
      Thanks for visiting ….
      Isadora 😎

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  6. The gentle spirit of your character and the soothing way you wrote is tale is simply marvelous!

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    • Smiling: Ironically, I wrote a post that started with your first 2 words “Gentle Spirit”. I’ll leave my url if you have a moment you can see it – : )

      I believe some people can still see a positive in their life situation if they just look.
      I think that’s what he was doing. I tried to write a more upbeat story this week.
      Being homeless isn’t upbeat but I tried to show that he was satisfied with having this kind of life.
      I’m pleased you enjoyed my story. Alicia, thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely comment.
      Isadora 😎


  7. I love the positivity. It is, after all, all about perspective.

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  8. It’s a lovely story, Isadora. The protagonist is happy he gets what he needs to survive, that’s his choice and maybe all he wants. But life is so much more than mere survival, that makes me very sad for him.

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  9. Love your optimistic protagonist. Life is what you make it.

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  10. Loved this positive outlook on life.

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  11. Querida Isadora,

    Thoughtful and evocative are las palabras I ascribe to this well written piece. His thankfulness in the midst of such a meager existence is so well portrayed and makes one consider what is really necessary. ¡Que buena, mi amiga!

    Shalom y abrazos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      I was in the midst of writing my nurture post when I thought I’d use it for FF instead.
      I’m pleased it worked. I was treading on thin ice as I clicked – publish.
      Gracias, mi amiga por sus palabras amable. ❤️
      Con carino y Shalom,
      Isadora 😎


  12. Gratefulness, to just be. What a wonderful story. Thank you.

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  13. Grand, indeed! To be thankful for the very act of survival… yes, that is gratitude. Loved your story this week. 🙂 ❤

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  14. What a different and interesting point of view and character, Issy! Good job.


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