Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – It’s Time to Say Goodbye



You left. 

Your books left behind as a reminder of your passion; reading.

 And, I spent time building something that could not be built. 

You showed me I’d counted on the illusion of my heart. 

Yes, perhaps, it’s time to say goodbye my love. 

These words you dared not want to hear. 

For our lives together can’t be built on crumbly silt of sand. 

For it would fall upon itself because we tried and failed, persisting in the dream, because I believed it would succeed.

It’s hard to distinguish whether the world we live in is a reality or delusion.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt:©CEAyr

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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.

27 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – It’s Time to Say Goodbye

  1. The sadness here is so strong—but there is also a hint of hope. Beautiful writing.

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  2. Lovely writing, Isadora. She’s learned to face reality. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. I like how you mixed emotion with poetry. Nice done

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  4. Ah yes, those type of relationships. We hang on even though we know we are building something that cannot be built. Nicely put.

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  5. Great display of the workings of the mind. Something poetic about the words. Well done!

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  6. Querida Isadora,

    So much longing in this piece. People don’t always live up to expectations and things do change. Hermosas palabras. Muy triste.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Yes indeed relationships come with many expectations sometimes. When those hopes and thoughts aren’t met it can put huge strains on couples.
      I was trying to write in a different style this time for the FF prompt. I’m pleased you liked this. Gracias, mi amiga.
      Isadora 😎


  7. It seems you two are different people. It is wise to break up and stay as friends.

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  8. Great. The longing in words is so heart touching.


  9. Deliciously thought provoking, Isadora.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  10. A genuine expression from the heart, mind, and soul. I also like the single line approach. Well done, Isadora …. BTW – Elvis is in the building to take the stage for a weekend concert.

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  11. Perhaps love is a delusion, or at least a gloss on something more basic. Perhaps that doesn’t matter so long as it commands our belief

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  12. Beautifully expressed Isadora. The pain and longing is evident.

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    • Thank you, Drew. Yes, unspoken words can say so much. It can be isolating when one is left alone and lonely. Too many relationships forget there is a responsibility in caring about the other person feelings and needs. Aahhhh … so grateful I’ve never known such loneliness.
      I always appreciate your commenets and visits. Have a superb weekend … Isadora 😎

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