Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Farm

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Their marriage was good. They had dreams.

He wanted a farm. 

She needed space; wide open space to breathe.

Their friends lived on the adjoining farm. 

Dad rode his tractor in cover-alls, a plaid shirt and a straw hat Mama made him.

Mama’s floral house-dress draped with her home sewn apron, worn proudly, was as stylish as she wanted to be.

She’d carry brother on her hip while holding a wash cloth in her other hand.

It was a time for fixing things. Things we kept forever. Things we treasured.

It was a way of life they loved.

2018©Isadora DeLaVega

 

 

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt: Nathan Sowers

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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.

55 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Farm

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  2. That is so lovely. Love your little descriptions – the straw hat, the dress, everything home made and fixed up but just how the two of them wanted it. Just enough description to let the love shine through. Really enjoyed this

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  3. What a wonderful life… simple and clean.

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  4. Such an idyllic picture you drew out with your words. Beautiful!

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  5. Such great descriptions, idyllic even.

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    • I’m sure anyone working and living on a farm would question how idyl
      it could be when there’s much work to be done. I visited a great uncles
      farm one summer. I was in awe of how much needs to be done. BUT …
      I suppose it is a peaceful life for those who want to live it.
      Thank you for commenting, Sandra.
      Isadora 😎

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  6. The reader can interpret this is many ways, poignant for me.

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  7. What a lovely and peaceful scene. I love how you call it a time of fixing things. It’s such a stark contrast to our time of throwing everything away. Their lives had value that wasn’t dependend on material things.

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    • I was touched by an experience I had one summer when I visited a great uncle on his farm.
      A stark contrast to my city living life. I drew from that experience the feelings everyone
      had of treasuring whatever they had no matter how small. Glad you enjoyed … thank you.
      Isadora 😎

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  8. Lovely pastoral scene you’ve created here.

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  9. Querida Isadora,

    Tu cuento me hace contento en leyendo. Buen escrito mi amiga…como siempre.

    Shalom y abrazos,

    Rochelle

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  10. A peaceful loving life that would inspire writing and poetry. At least it would for me. A pleasure to read.

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  11. A happy contented life everyone wants to have. Nice picture you painted.

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  12. Contentment and happiness shine from your words. Lovely story.

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  13. An idyllic existence away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I’m jealous!

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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  14. What a lovely story of a happy life…

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  15. Pleasantly positive. Thanks.

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  16. Ahh, sweet story! Love it!

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  17. You must be back in town. Hoping you had a wonderful trip. Meanwhile, your story triggered this memory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iHl4eY7jig

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    • Dear aFrank,
      Now that my belly stopped hurting from laughing, I can comment.
      Thanks for noticing my return. Just got back and am feeling good and relaxed – ie: positive energy story. ~~~~~ : )
      Well … the laughter came from the video. What a fun and nice thing to do. I used to love that show. I guess
      it was the humor of her and her husband being soooo opposite and her dumb blond way of life. The humor was clean
      and funny. PS: just went to a comedy club before vaca … UGH!!! the vulgarity and cursing was hair raising. What happened to funny???
      Anywho … great cruise. Hope to post some special things that happened. Celebrity never disappoints.
      I missed the musical but I’ll be here Saturady and I have a song. WOOT WOOT !!!! Cheers to a fabulous weekend 🍷🍷
      Isadora 😎

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  18. such a beautiful straight-forward vignette
    🙂
    could feel a cool fresh-air breeze

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  19. Hard work, yet it sounds idyllic.

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  20. It’s a very sweet way of life that reminds me of my grandparents .

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  21. Hey Izzy.. Just to let you know all being well I and family will be in Florida in a year’s time. Staying in International drive. I love the photo and your words to go with it.

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