Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Art of Living


Midnight bells echoed in the birth of 2021, a new year of creating a better life than we’d had. 2020 hadn’t been a good year.  A virus had spread from day one.

The government issued a stay-at-home quarantine. Masks and sanitizers were mandated. People changed, angry from isolation, rules, and restrictions. 

Old hobbies such-as board games, art projects, and cooking together helped relieve tensions. Families grew closer in isolation; some didn’t. 

Life was becoming art, brushstrokes creating paintings.

Each painting different; your family, your life.

Splashes of artful color bringing out something unique from inside of us. 

2020©Isadora DeLaVega 

Genre: HistoricFlashFiction😎

Word Count: 100

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.

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Art of Living

  1. So timely and true, Isadora. Sometimes it feels like a painting, but it’s real and we have to make the best of it.

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  2. That was a beautiful take, Isadora!

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  3. Life becoming art, or art life? Either way, good story well told.

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  4. 2021 can’t come quick enough, but you’re right, the lockdown has seen certain old pasttimes revisited. Nice piece, Isadora

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  5. I’m looking forward to 2020 being over as well, but there’s still time for more to go wrong. Timely piece.

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  6. Lovely take on the photo prompt, Isadora!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  7. such a timely post. well done.

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  8. No matter how bad things are, a few good things emerge along the way.

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  9. You certainly captured the wide span of pandemic life. Hi Isadora.

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    • I hope people can learn to adjust without anger and unpleasantries. Change can be a good thing. Life is a journey, there will be bumpy roads along the way. This is just a pothole in life we need to fill in.
      All is well, aFrank. I am back in the 50’s & 60’s when women wore cotton gloves. Yes, I use a face maks too whenever I go out to an emergency appiontment. Such as: MD, Dentist, Eyecare. Life needs to be lived just cautiously. And, I am. Hope you are too. I will miss ‘Dancin’ with the Stars’. The new format isn’t looking interesting, nor is the new host. I know … always with the dancing. LOL
      Miss your blog but understand your thoughts on it. I have feelings like that from time to time with mine too. Have a super weekend …
      Isadora 😎


  10. Querida Isadora,

    Bien escrito y con mucha esperanza en el futuro. May 2021 be a better year.

    Salúd y shalom,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      We have one thing we can control in all of this chaos and that is how we view it. There’s plenty of negative thinking. It’s hopeful to think there’s a better year ahead. After all, some of us have less years to look forward to than others. Gracias, mi amiga por leer mi cuento. Siempre un placer verla aqui.
      Abrazos y Carino,
      Isadora 😎 😍

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  11. Perhaps 2020 wasn’t entirely a bad year, then. I love the way you see the seeds of change in the situation

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    • Just like a tree, if we don’t bend in the wind, we may break if we’re too rigid. I want to believe that all of this will have a positive reason for happening. It may well bring families back to being present with each other. If only I had a crystal ball … 😄 Thanks, Neil. Have a relaxing weekend.
      Isadora 😎


  12. Love this, Isadora… the past from a future perspective! Hopefully more of that unique side in all of us will shine brighter… it’s that which makes us special!

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  13. Well done Isadora, yes, I think I’ve become more creative too…. some wood work, and a few pieces of artwork… along with more and more poems….and lots of submissions….

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