Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Flamenco Competition


“Por favor, Renaldo, can we stop all of this practicing. My feet are swollen. My toes ache.”

“Esmeralda, we must practice if we’re going to win the competition.”

“But, it’s snowing and I wish to go home while I still can.”

“The Flamenco has to be perfect; no missteps, we must be flawless.”

“Okay, go, he snarled. Work on your costume and return early tomorrow. No excuses.”

Cautiously, Esmeralda, walked to her car.

From behind she heard a scream.

Quickly, she turned and saw Renaldo sitting on the icy concrete.

With a sheepish grin, she shouted, “No practice tomorrow … right?”

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100 words
Photo Prompt:©Magaly Guerrero


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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.

44 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Flamenco Competition

  1. Muy doloroso! Really enjoyed your story, and couldn’t help smiling at Esmeralda’s remark at the end.


  2. I am sure Esmeralda must have been cursing him. And i hope she didnt overdo it or they will miss the performance too 😀 An enjoyable tale and well told.


  3. One shouldn’t laugh at someone’s downfall, but I couldn’t suppress a smile. 😅


  4. Oh my..let’s hope he recovers.

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  5. Yes… practice makes perfect but over practice makes injuries… poor Renaldo (not!)

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  6. Should I say, well deserved? Ha Ha! Well written. Loved this funny tale.

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  7. Is it mean to say this gave me a chuckle! Shouldn’t be arrogant — often comes back to bite! LOL! 😀

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  8. Esmerelda is off the hook for a few days at least! Good story.

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  9. A nice bit of comedy, this made me laugh although I hope he’s not too injured and they can still participate


  10. This made me laugh. Great story!

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  11. On the one hand, I’m happy Esmeralda gets a break. But I remember injuring my ankle and not being able to bellydance for weeks and it was so frustrating! For anyone as passionate about the art as Renaldo, this has got to be a quite aggravating. Fun story.

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    • Yes, I agree with you. As a former dancer, I can remember many minor foot fractures from overstraining.
      Belly Dance: the only form of dance I never tried. Now, my hips would be too achy to try. : )
      I’m pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you for visiting and commenting.
      Isadora 😎


  12. Nice funny take. lol.

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  13. Let’s hope the only thing bruised was his pride, although a lot of people wind up in the hospital from falling on ice.

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  14. Perhaps if HE had to wear the heels . . .. Then again, dancing to win does take practice, practice , practice. Nice take on the prompt ~ great conversation.

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    • HA HA … that is so true. Heels must have been invented by the same man who invented the mammogram machine. LOLOL
      Actually, in Flamenco dancing the men wear a heeled shoe for the clicking. As a former dancer for many years, I can atest
      to the brutal practice sessions. But, when you win it is all worth it. Anyway, dancers love, love, love to dance no matter how much their feet hurt.
      Glad you enjoyed my little story. Thank you …
      Isadora 😎


  15. Beautifully written. The guy got his just rewards, it seems.

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  16. Well, that will teach him. Dedication is good and all, even great… but one must never sacrifice common sense.

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    • HI Magaly,
      As a former dancer, I can tell you teachers or choreographers will work you until you fall
      right before a competition. But, Renaldo got his when he fell. I’m happy you enjoyed my take on your photograph.
      Thank you,
      Isadora 😎


  17. I see he got his come-uppance. Or down-ance. Good take, Isadora.

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  18. 🙂 Nicely twisted, Issy, so to speak.


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  19. Just is just. But I hope she does not miss out

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  20. Poor Renaldo. That’ll teach him to practice too much!

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  21. Querida Isadora,

    The last line made me laugh out loud. Creo que Renaldo aprendió una lección de humilidad. ¿De veres? I enjoyed this.

    Abrazos y Shalom,


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