Inside the Mind of Isadora

December 30, 2012


Icy rain poured on the cops.

The grim chaos didn’t surprise them. It was a safe haven for the regulars. A place they could shoot up.

“Overhere, Carl”.

“What da we have?” asked the coroner.

“DOA, female, white, blond, maybe 20, looks like an overdose.”

“Damn, these young people. They think they’re invincible.”

Gagging, Sarge nodded his head.

“Yeah, looks like heroin. She’s got teeth; that’ll help. Get her down to the morgue, ASAP.”


“Frank, she’s back here.”

“Seeing her, he screamed, Myrna.”

“God no, he wailed. Man, that’s my sister.”

“She’s been missing. She’s no junkie. She was kidnapped.”

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Word Count: 100 words
Genre: Flash Fiction
Photo Prompt: j.Hardy Carroll

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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 “December 30, 2012

  1. Very realistic, Isadora. It would be hard finding a relative in a place like that. Good writing. —- Suzanne

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  2. Great and very sad tale. I especially liked the last line, presumably they re in denial about their sister’s condition

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  3. Good one …. and thanks for including me in the story. 🙂 … Hope all is well.

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  4. Oh man… what a horrid discovery.. Then again, each DOA is someone’s relative, isn’t it?

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  5. rain pored on the cops – should be poured 😉

    Wow, what a hit at the end! I want, NEED to know more.

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  6. your story flows like a charm. well done.

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  7. Querida Isadora,

    This one is so realistic. I want to say “no wonder she has teeth.” I hate to sound that way, but the area I used to work in was once known as the meth capital of the world…(It’s since fallen a few notches) and I’ve often mused what the tooth to person ratio might be there. 😉 Bien escrito, mi amiga. Tenga buen fin de semana.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Yo también … I didn’t like that line either. I’d written a longer version of this story for a writing submission.It sounded better in that one.
      When I shortened it to 100 words I lost myself. LOL 🤓 Plus, I wanted to make sure I added my story before the deadline. I know … NO EXCUSES for the teacher. Thank you for taking me to task. It’s the way I learn. 😟 😊
      When I get the critique back from the longer version I’ll post it – Grrr … 3 month wait, though.
      Tough to know there are areas like that are so drug infested they can’t rise from it. Our country is going down so fast. It’s difficult to read the newspaper and watch the news. Fingers crossed someday it willl all get better. Gracias por su visita. Espero le gusto el cafe. ☕️
      Con carino y Shalom,
      Isadora 😎


  8. A well thought out miss direct, that simulates reader interest

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  9. This horror story goes so well with the bleak photo.

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  10. Sad. Unfortunately, realistic.

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  11. Unexpected twist at the end. Wanting to know more!

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  12. 😦 Have a great weekend, Issy.


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    • Thank you, Janet. It’s a long weekend … Memorial Day … it might be hard to get back to blogging. : )
      I’ve been enjoying our wonderful weather. The temps have been perfect with little humidity. It won’t last.
      Enjoy your weekend, as well …
      Issy 😎

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