Inside the Mind of Isadora

Footprints in the Sand


The sun is sparkling over the crystal turquoise water. It’s warm as I lie on the sand staring at the sky. A warm sensation fills me with extraordinary peace. I feel free. I’m in the center of this beautiful landscape.

Colorful sailboats skim across the water. Beautifully dressed flamingos settle by the water’s edge. They resemble little gentlemen wearing pink shirts with yellow spotted ties. I watch them for some time. Their pink bodies blending with the turquoise water.

Upon a mossy tree filled mound sits a young man painting. His brush capturing footprints left behind on the grey speckled sand.

As sunset begins, he picks up another canvas ready to paint the night sky. The sky changes from a sunny yellow and blue to pink, red and orange. Stars dot the darkness. I’m feeling exuberant as I watch the changes. Another day’s set. Tomorrow, the exquisite scenery will return.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Short Story
Word Count: 150
Photo Prompt: aFrank

aFa Writing Challenge – Footprints in the Sand

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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.

24 thoughts on “Footprints in the Sand

  1. Oh it’s lovely, with the words flowing like the lapping water.. 🙂

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  2. Wonderful flow Izzy ~ such tranquil imagery, simply beautiful! 😊

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    • Thank you, Jaqueline. I love going to the beach. I live a very short distance away. It’s the perfect place to find tranquility in the morning.
      They just started offering beach yoga at 7:00 a.m. A bit early for me but I do enjoy an early morning walk.
      I’m happy you enjoy my story. It was nice to see you here visiting and commenting.
      Izzy 😎


  3. Sweet! I adore this. 😀

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  4. You have created a lovely picture with your words.

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  5. And every day’s scenery will be different!

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  6. Simply lovely, what I wouldn’t give to lie amidst that scenery and watch the world change around me 🙂 You painted a very serene and colourful picture with your words.

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  7. As the painter paints, your brushes created serenity. Isadora … very peaceful and thanks for participating. … I invite your readers to stop by for more stories. Just click the lower image or the link below it.

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  8. Lovely, Isadora!

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