Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Ordeal


She hated them. All of them! 

They hid behind their masks, worn as a disguise.

She knew what they had in mind. They couldn’t fool her.

With each spasm, an electrical jolt ran through her body.

How much more could she endure?

Aching, throbbing, electrifying pains on every inch of her skin.

She screamed. Her screams meant nothing. They only helped encourage their wretched abuse. 

The glint from their eyes, above their masks, along with encouraging words meant nothing to her during these agonizing bloody moments.

When she thought she could endure no more, “A son,” they said.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega


Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

Photo Prompt©DaleRogerson


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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.

49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Ordeal

  1. Yes, this pain is just the beginning. Nice post and nice use of the prompt.

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  2. Relief at the end, I must ay. You had me going there.

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  3. Whoa, that was completely unexpected! My thoughts went down a dark and sinister road, and ended up… somewhere else. Cleverly constructed tale, Isadora.

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  4. Brilliantly done, Isadora! Took me a second read as I was so not expecting that!

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  5. What a surprise ending! As I re-read it I saw how cleverly worded your story was.

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  6. Hi Isadora … Well done as you had me fooled!

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  7. The ending fooled me! Well done … and Hi, Isadora.

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  8. I didn’t see that coming. What a twist, very well done.

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  9. A good story with great description, Isadora. I was so numb I didn’t feel a thing–until later. The doctor could have probably used my help with my son. Although, my husband was there giving instructions. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • LOL … I hope your husband studied up on the subject. I was awake for all 3. Now, I wish I had been knocked out. LOL I wanted to whole experience of it all. What was I thinking??? Thanks, Suzanne, for stopping by and sharing your experiences. Have a superb week … Isadora 😎


  10. A good story with great description, Isadora. I was so numb I didn’t feel a thing–until later. The doctor could have probably used my help with my son. My husband was there giving instructions


  11. There are many pains that are endured for the procreation and upbringing of our children Do they understand?

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    • Mmmm … I think sometimes they do not. It’s sad to think that things have changed so far into the future that things like parental sacrifices aren’t given a second thought. Change isn’t always for the better. Thanks for stopping by, James, and commenting. Have a super week … Isadora 😎

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  12. Querida Isadora,

    ¿Cómo se dice en español, ‘WOW’? You must’ve spent your time away from FF recharging your batteries. 😉 Such a great misdirect. I thought perhaps it was someone undergoing electric shock. Wonderfully written.

    Abrazos y shalom,


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  13. Captured the pain very well!

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  14. Had me right to the end Isadora 🙂

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  15. Interesting ending, that one. Great story. I wasn’t picturing labor and delivery at all.

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  16. Oh my goodness, I wasn’t expecting that ending! Thanks for surprising me. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  17. Great story, Isadora. You gave your piece the sort of twist that I like most, because you left enough clues for us to realise the truth, but directed our thoughts so that we overlooked it. The masks should have given the game away, but they didn’t! Kudos!

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    • Thanks, Penny. When I read the story,after I wrote it, I thought it could be a good story about rape too. I don’t know what I was thinking or where I was going. I just let my fingers roam the keyboard. Glad you enjoyed it … have a wonderful week.
      Isadora 😎


  18. Ha. Yep. Just like that, Isadora. Nicely done.

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  19. Isadora, you fooled me witth this clever write. Great response to the prompt.
    Have a beautiful and inspiring weekend.

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