Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – We Did All We Could


When the ambulance arrived they rushed him straight to the operating room.

We paced outside the coffee lounge waiting area. 

It seemed like hours but only minutes had passed.

No one dared speak for fear of causing a deluge of emotions in the nervous mother.

Her woeful cries, when she first heard of her sons accident, rang in Isadora’s ears. She wasn’t sure she could bring comfort to her mother if anything happened to her brother, Vincent.

Hours passed. 

It didn’t seem possible, they hadn’t heard anything.

Finally, Dr. Ramundi, approached. “I’m sorry. We did all we could.” 

Anguished cries. 

2018©Isadora DeLaVega


Genre: Flash Story

Word Count: 100

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          *****Although this story is fiction, it’s been influenced by the recent death of my grandson, Vincent.


                                                Vincent Alfonso Carrozza, 23, passed away on Monday, Sep 17, 2018

                                                           at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina.

                                                           My granddaughter, Isadora, was named after me.

                                                 My grandson Vincent’s middle name was my husbands first name, Alfonso.


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.

41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – We Did All We Could

  1. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I’m glad you write, though. I think in some small ways it helps.

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  2. Sending love to you and your family Issy at this very sad time. ❤

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  3. Dear Isadora, I was shocked and saddened to read your post. My thoughts are with you, Jilly.

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  4. My thoughts have been with you in this tragedy.. No words can ever fill the void you must all be feeling, but you have my heartfelt sympathies.. ❤ Love Sue

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  5. Querida Isadora,

    No ha palabras. Buen escrito como siempre. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  6. Such a sad tale and I totally understand your need to write about it. I find that blogging helps because we receive love from all around the world. As I am sending to you, now. xoxo

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  7. This sounds like a terrible situation… and that waiting… to me the coffee would be the most bitter there is.

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  8. Excellent story, Issy and I am so very sorry about your precious grandson. My heart and prayers are with you and your family!

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. To be taken at such a young age is heartbreaking. (((hugs)))

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  10. I understand your pain and your need to write about it

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  11. It’s especially tragic to hear those words in regard to a young family member who passes suddenly…we just simply aren’t prepared. I’m so very sorry, Izzy. I hope some peace can be had through memories of his life. Love, Gayle xo

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    • It certainly is the unexpected that gets us when we hear those words. Writing does help to ease some of the sorrow. It feels better than talking about it. I believe that writing was the road I needed to travel. In writing I found your friendship and am grateful we have been able to be for so very, very long. Thank you for that, Gayle, and your compassionate words. 🙏🏻
      Hugs, Isadora 😎

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      • I think in writing we are able to sit with our feelings and then to put those feelings and emotions down on paper or computer is such a private place to be to work out our pain and confusion on so many levels. As you know, it can be so therapeutic to help us move through our challenges. Yes, it’s been a wonderful thing to have met each other so long ago…randomly meeting in a writing group online and then continuing on to the present. I cherish our friendship too and your kind words for me, Izzy. Blessings and love being sent your way…and a warm embrace to hold your tender heart.
        Gayle xo ❤


  12. Yes those words are cruel and deadly.

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  13. I was thinking of your grandson as I read this. Tears.

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  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve always dreaded that sentence.

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