Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – She Trusted Too Much


Dusk peeked through the curtain.

It had been a harrowing day.

Her gardening past time destroyed by a sneaky thief. 

It was a small garden. Just enough space for tulips and the rose bush her husband had planted.

“A rose bush for my Rose,” he’d proclaimed,

She longed to hear him say her name.


Why had she been so naive?

Why had she fed that stranger information about her son and his friend?

Was her sight that hazy?


“Are you Vinnie?”, she’d asked him.

“Yes, your son sent me to get the $200 dollars for him.”


She trusted too much. 

2018©Isadora DeLaVega


Genre: Flash Story

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt: Gah Learner


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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.

43 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – She Trusted Too Much

  1. Such a tragic story. If there’s a hell, I think that those who exploit the elderly should be near the front of the queue to go there.

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  2. Devastating as to have ones trust destroyed so mercilessly. I feel for her.

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  3. The photo and words go together so well Isadora 🙂

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  4. You describe the disappointment and lost feeling perfectly. Such a sad story, preying on the weak is sadly happening everywhere. Where I live it is called ‘grandchildren trick’ — people call and pretend to be the grandchild of lonely elderly people, they ask for a loan from grandma or granddad and send a ‘friend’ to pick the money up. Large sums are stolen that way. Despicable.

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    • Yes, GAH, I’ve heard of that scam too. The elderly were from a trusting world.
      A handshake was a contract and their word. They’re vulnerable to the sophisticated
      crimes of today. The more this is talked about the more aware people will become.
      I’m pleased you liked the story I wrote with your photo. Our Purple Goddess picked
      a good one. Thanks for popping by.
      Isadora 😎

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  5. I find those crimes the most loathsome…. preying on trust…

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  6. Sad, but this happens all the time. A theif stole from my grandmother shortly after grandpa died. I’m told they watch the obituaries to find their next victim.

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  7. A despicable act described in all its graphic nastiness. Well written story.

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  8. Oh, this is terrible. Nicely written.

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  9. Querida Isadora,

    I echo the sentiments of others. It takes a lowlife to steal from an elder. What happened to veneration and respect? Muy triste y beun escrito mi amiga.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Es un cuento que pasa mucho aqui en Florida.
      Las noticias tienen un cuento todas las noches de algo como esto. Obituaries in the paper give info to these lower than low non-humans. Si es bien triste … gracias por sus buenas palabras, mi amiga
      Abrazos y carino,
      Isadora 😎

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  10. Amazing what people stoop to. Nicely done, Isadora.

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  11. Sadly things like this are far too common. A sorrowful tale indeed.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

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  12. Oh dear, the idea that this could happen is horrid.

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  13. I detest thieves! Wonderful story, Issy!

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  14. There are the lowest of the low who cannot do better than take from the weaker than them… Awful.
    Great story, though.

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  15. Sad but very believable story. You portrayed her very vividly. Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  16. This is very sad & very true sadly to life. You’ve written the story very well.

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  17. Unfortunately this stuff happens.
    You’ve portrayed it well.

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  18. UGH. I wanna (figuratively) smack that lowlife upside the head for stealing from an elder.

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