Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Value of Time

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Time was forever escaping Nereida. She needed to complete her thesis for graduation. Her research had been done. Now, all she had to do was organize it and her thoughts.

Time was moving quickly forward with each passing hour. She was following close behind. Her hopes and dreams depended on this final work. She’d been through years and years of studies to reach this goal she had set for herself.

She doodled. Tapped her pencil. Chewed on her pen. An empty mind was not what she needed at this time.

Phone rang.

Mom?

After, she was back on track again.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100
Photo Prompt: Claire Sheldon

 

 

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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.

59 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Value of Time

  1. I love my mom, so very much. May she RIP! Great piece!!

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  2. Mom usually does a great job of clearing the mind. It works. I should know, I’m living proof. Well done! 😀

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  3. persistence works wonder. she should keep hitting the wall until it gives in or she loses her head. 🙂

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  4. Querida Isadora,

    i thought I commented on your sweet story but I don’t see myself here…other than a like. Lo siento mucho. It was a crazy week and only had short periods to read and comment. The mother’s phone call makes me remember how my mom and i spoke daily until she passed away. La extraño. Buen escrito mi amiga.

    Shalom y abrazos,

    Rochelle

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  5. It seems all she needed was some added encouragement from Mom. A good mother is always on your side. Good writing, Isadora. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  6. We all need someone to mother us at times!

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  7. Mums can be very motivational. Inspring story, Isadora.

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  8. Hello Isadora
    I wish you a nice Sunday and a nice new week.

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  9. Good ole mom…we just know… 😉

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  10. Time was moving quickly forward with each passing hour. She was following close behind. Oh! I love those lines. They say so very much. A fun story – my mom could get me back on track in a flash. I miss her. Have a good rest of your weekend.

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  11. A timely intervention from Mother; isn’t that just what they excel at? Good one.

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  12. You know, Iz, I really hated college! I wanted to go later in life, but my mom thought I would have been at a job making so much money I wouldn’t need to go. What kind of logic is THAT, anyway??? 😀

    Well, in all honesty, I’m glad I went because I got to go to graduate school and THAT was terrific because I had some miles on me by then. Never finished, but, they were the ones paying for it. I needed a job worse than I needed another degree, so …

    Brought back some memories. Thanks, Iz. 🙂

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    • I’m glad that you enjoyed my little story, Kent. It’s interesting the directions in which our lives can go. I think when we get out of high school we just want a break. Some of us go back to college; some of us don’t. I didn’t until my youngest was 3 and in Montessori school. It was all day so I had the time. I guess ‘Everything in do time’ fits this well. Your welcome on the memories. They sound like they were good ones.
      Have a fantastic weekend …
      Iz 😎
      p.s. hope your enjoying your retirement. 😄

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  13. Love this story, well done Mum.

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  14. Love the encouragement… sometimes that is all that is needed. Hope that all went well.

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  15. Although mom came through, I wonder if she was as prepared as she thought she was.

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    • That’s a good question aFrank. Since it’s a short 100 words I never got that far into the girls preparedness.
      Moms just seem to say the right things when adult children need it. Thanks for popping by. It’s always a pleasure to have you comment.
      Isadora 😎

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  16. If not an inspiration, then Mom was a prod to be productive. It’s a story we all could write at times. 😳
    BTW, I don’t believe there should be a comma before Nereida, in the first line.

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    • Sometimes, young adults do need a little push in order to finish something. Moms manage to do that well.
      Thank you for the grammar suggestion. I’m always trying to right better This helped me. I appreciate your visiting.
      Isadora 😎

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  17. Time…it is our great reminder that we must act now 🙂

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  18. Nothing like a nudge from Mom!!

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  19. Moms can do that! Great ending! 🤗

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  20. Aww, I love the end! Sometimes all you need is your mommy. 🙂

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  21. Lovely story , Isadora ! I admire Nereida’s perseverance . May her dreams come true! 🙂

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    • College studies take commitment. This story was based on my daughters perseverance. She just graduated from U of Albany with her masters.
      She hung in there every step of the journey. Thank you for visiting and commenintg. I appreciate it very much.
      Isadora 😎

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  22. Sometimes we need our mum to get us moving!

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  23. Lovely. Chatting with dear ones help indeed.

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  24. Nice that she finds inspiration from a chat with her mum. Sweet story.

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  25. Good mom. I hope I still inspire and comfort my adult children.
    Tracey

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