Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Rendezvous



The phone rang.

Hello, she whispered.

“Nereida, meet me at our usual spot on the beach.”


Memories from the first time they met, rapidly flooded her mind. 

He was walking along the shore with a metal detector.

She was photographing the hazy afternoon sky.

He glanced her way.

‘Do you always photograph people passing by?’ he said.

‘No, she replied, blushing.’

Thus, the beginning of a whirlwind romance.

He found an antique timepiece that day; her wedding gift.


“I’ll bring the Bordeaux, he quickly added.”

“I can’t wait.”

She hung up the phone and smiled.

I wonder who that was?

2020©Isadora DeLaVega



Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt©Na’ama Yehuda


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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 whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

58 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Rendezvous

  1. Such a sweet and poignant story, Izzy. Made my heart feel happy for her. ❤️

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  2. Reminds me of The Notebook. Great stuff.

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  3. An intriguing love story, leaves us guessing.


  4. I read some of the previous comments, which answered some of my questions. I was trying to figure out if this was a prank or what. I love that it ends with you not knowing though. Poor guy. Hopefully he and Nereida figure things out – unless she is Nereida. Especially then!

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  5. Ah, well … whether the wrong number was intended or not … 🙂

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  6. Cool story wherever you found it and however you composed it. I enjoyed it. Sort of a bio-fiction. 🙂

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  7. Interestingly ambiguous, as you intended.

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  8. I admit to having played along more than once on a wrong number 😉
    This was fun, Izzy!

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  9. Why did she whisper when she answered the phone? Why did she have a memory of meeting. . ..him? Someone else? Why. didn’t she know who he was? Why didn’t she ask him?

    Why did you leave us HANGING like that?! 🙂

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    • HAHA … sorry about leaving everyone hanging. This was part of a longer story. When I shortened it for FF it had a lot of unanswered questions and several ways to go in the story. I tried to edi,t edit, edit and decided it might be best to leave it and let everyone decide why it all happened.
      Actually, it’s based on a friend of mine who is in her 90’s. Her voice is very low when she answers the phone. She also has dementia but speaks to me of her wonderful memories.
      Hope that helps … thank you for reading my story, Linda. I appreciate your visits and comments. HAve alovely week … Isadora 😎

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      • Well, I had to give you a hard time :). Actually, I love the story of your elderly friend, too.

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        • LOL You must know me. My friends and family always tease me about how innocent I am about things even when they’re kidding.
          She’s is a plethora of knowledge. I’ve learned a great many things about life from her. Sadly, her dementia causes her to forget who people are including me plus it makes her angry. It’s a difficult disease to watch.
          Have a lovely day ~~~~ : )

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  10. Interesting story, Isadora.

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  11. Though we can’t travel far these days, we can still go down memory lane and relive such moments.

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  12. I think he hurt her so badly she blotted out his latest memories but is holding on to the old, happy ones. Very well written story!

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    • Oh I like your thoughts on where the story could go. This was part of a longer story I cut down to 100 words. Originally, the woman had dementia. But, chortening it brought about many new directions. I thought I’d leave it like that and let the reader decide.
      Thank you for your wonderful comment and for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.
      Be safe … Be Healthy … Be Happy
      Isadora 😎


  13. Querida Isadora.

    I was a little confused. Reading through the comments, I’m still not sure if it’s dementia or a wrong number. Either way, the last line works. But it makes me wonder if anyone will meet on the beach.



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    • Querida Rochelle,
      No worries on having two thoughts on the story. This story was longer and written for an entry to a short story contest. I shortened it. When I did and I read it back I realized this could go more than one way. I liked the idea of it and went with it. That’s where the last line came in. Always testing new waters here; otherwise, why write the same same.I’m pleased it challenged you and commented about it.
      Have a fabulous 4th of July … God Bless America 🇺🇸
      Be safe … Be Healthy … Be Happy 😍
      Isadora 😎

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  14. I like the whirlwind romance. Great last line.

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  15. when all’s said and done, nothing would be left but memories.

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  16. My wrong numbers are usually people trying to make me part with money, Isadora. I would much sooner have the kind featured in your story!

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  17. Looks like he’ll be at the usual place with his bottle wondering where she is. A lovely story.

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  18. A wrong number brought back sweet memories and a bit of happiness for her. Lovely take on the prompt.

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  19. The bits of that memory are lovely. The last line holds the whimsical key. Beautifully done

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  20. The start of a beautiful new romance, with a bit of mystery. Excellent :_)

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  21. Woooah! Now that was one flip to the tale.

    Loved the build-up.

    Is it dementia or MPD? I wonder.

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  22. I wonder who that was, because she has dementia now? 🙂

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  23. So good Isadora. So love the ending 🙂

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  24. An enjoyable romantic story, lovingly quaint…xx

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