Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Window


George stares out the window. He doesn’t read anymore, not even the paper; no television either. Just watches the joggers running; the seasons changing. 

Been like that since they found Rhonda brutally murdered in the alley behind the ‘Honk-If-Your from Texas’ bar. 

He’d sit at the bar talking to Rhonda, great gal with a chest to match.

George eats, sleeps, and stares out the lace-curtained window in the hope he sees her.

His meals are tasteless.

His bills paid.

He sits waiting for the day he’ll see Rhonda again, not much hope alone in a padded cell.

2020©Isadora DeLaVega



Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt©Rochelle Wisoff- Fields


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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.

33 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Window

  1. Lovely sad story which says a lot within the limited words

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    • I’m a bit behind in my responses to comments.
      Isolation has made me a bit of a procrastinator. It isn’t something I’ve ever been.
      Yes, it’s a sad story of a family I know. I’ve fictionalized it to preserve their privacy.
      I have a longer version I’m working on. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Abrie.
      I appreciate all of my visitors.
      Isadora 😎


  2. I can’t help but feel bad for George. I’m leaning toward him being the murderer, but he is clearly not sane. I get the sense that if he is the killer, it was the result of a severe mental illness. There can’t be a punishment worse than the guilt, regret, and loss he feels if he’s even aware that he did it. Very intriguing, thought-provoking story.

    You should definitely submit your story. What’s the worst that could happen? You don’t win. If you don’t submit, you can’t win anyway.

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    • Your comment of encouragement placed a smile on my face. Thank you for motivating me on. 💜
      Your headed in the right direction with the story. You have good instincts on uncovering clues. Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my lil tale.
      Be safe … Be Healthy … Be Happy 😍
      Isadora 😎

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  3. I wonder why he killed her? IF he killed her? Was he already losing his mind? Was it unrequited love? Lots of possibilities here, nicely done.

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  4. You convey a powerful sense of bleakness from the man’s point of view. I wasn’t clear if he’d murdered Rhonda ?

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  5. Ah, I began to wonder about half-way through the story and then the ending confirmed it. 🙂

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  6. I prefer to think he’s been wrongly accused. You’ll have to persuade me otherwise in the future.

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  7. Such a fascinating story. All the unanswered questions leave an aftertaste. I prefer to think he was falsely accused. Ooh, good luck with the short story! I’d like to see more of this too.

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  8. Good last line Isadora, brought a new angle to the character. Well done.

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  9. i feel sorry for his loss that he probably deserves. 🙂

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  10. A story that draws me into his pain. The loss of Rhonda has torn his mind apart – unless he killed her?

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  11. Intriguing and mysterious!

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  12. Querida Isadora,

    Me parece que George es el asesino, ¿Sí? Creepy story and very realistic.

    Shalom y cariño,


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  13. I’m wondering if the reason he’s in a cell is because he killed her

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