Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Stained Glass Cafe


2020©Isadora DeLaVega 

Lansbury is a cozy little New England town. Antiques, angler, and vintage clothing shops, beside victorian cafes, create a picturesque scene.

Martha met Randall at the church picnic. A new resident in town always catches the single girls eyes. Before leaving, he asks if we could meet for coffee on Friday at the cafe. 

Bashfully, I giggle, ‘yes’.

While waiting, I admire the sun playing with the blue hues on the stained glass windows. Rainbow rays reflecting a relaxed tone amid the chatter of people.

Entering the cafe, he approaches with a smile. 

In the glow, he is very handsome.

2020©Isadora DeLaVega


Genre: FlashFiction😎

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt:©Jean L. Hays



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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 Stained Glass Cafe

  1. Informative post.

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  2. A delightful story, Issy.

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  3. You see the mentality of this group in the comments. There’s a lot of concern that he is what he appears to be. I enjoyed your description of the town. It reminds me of where I grew up on the opposite coast.


  4. looks can be deceiving. i wish her luck, though. 🙂

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  5. I hope his character matched his good looks 🙂

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  6. Sounds like a lovely start. (I also got caught on the change in POV and stepped back from the story, but only for a split second. In such a short space, I wondered if it was a deliberate literary twist.) Anyway, I love the descriptions of the town. I moved to New England recently and you captured it very well.

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    • I always enjoyed our little vacation in New England. It’s a charming place. You are fortunate to live there. 😊
      At times, it’s difficult to get everything into a story with 100 words. I tend to be wordy when I write. I’ve been doing this challenge for some time now to get a mastery on shortening my writing. I’m not sure why I shifted my POV. I think I may have done it while editing the word count.
      Eugenia, Thanks for letting me know.I appreciate it. I’m always learning about writing so having someone point out these writing things helps a lot. Be Safe …
      Isadora 😎


  7. Fun little romance story. I felt transported into this small town and the transcendent moment at the end finished it off nicely. I like the way this story made me feel inside.

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    • Awww … I’m so pleased you got a warm feeling frm my story. There’s so much about negative issues during these stressful times that I thought something light would be nice. I’m pleased it came across. Thanks for popping by and cpmmenting. Be safe …
      Isadora 😎


  8. Delightful story. I think the change in point of view was that the story started with ‘Martha met Randall’ and then went on to singular first person narration.

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  9. Querida Isadora,

    Sounds like a lovely place to begin a romance. Bien escrito, mi amiga.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  10. How romantic! I’d love to know if it works out for them.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  11. A delightful story, Issy. 🙂

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  12. A delightfully different take, I hope it works out!

    Here’s mine!

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  13. Lucky her, I hope he lives up to appearances!

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  14. The fresh air of romance. Nice!

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  15. A new boy in town and she gets to him first. The stuff dreams are made of. 🙂

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  16. I wonder what the future has in stock for them. Will things work out as she hopes?

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  17. Changes in point of view a bit challenging. But cute story.

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