Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Life Erases

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Alzheimer was erasing her mother’s life.

Sarah holds the door as her mother shuffles into the club. 

Brunch every Sunday after Temple at the Boca Grande Golf and Country club. Father loved golf, a member for years.

A big smile from Cecelia, the hostess, greets us as she escorts us to mothers favorite table. A Mimosa, Mrs. Cohen? Teary-eyed, she remembers past days with Moisha when its placed in front of her. 

Your father went far despite Auschwitz, Mother said with a blank gaze. You’re a good girl, Sarah, a good daughter.

At the funeral, Sarah remembered her words.

2020Β©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre – Flash Fiction

Word Count – 100

Photo Prompt: Jennifer Pendergast

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***** This week our challenge is to edit our previous story with this prompt or create a new on. Due to time restrictions, I’ve added my edited story from April, 2015.

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.

32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Life Erases

  1. My dad has dementia and it’s devastating. Thanks for sharing!

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    • You’re very welcome on the sharing. This is painful to obsereve and more so as an outsider. My good friend developed the illness and I bagan to slowly fade from her memory. It’s a theif that still the person. Thank you for visiting and commenting. May your days with your Dad help you heal aloong the way. Have a nice week … Be Safe
      Isadora 😎

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  2. There’s a lot of tragedy packed into that little story.

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  3. A poignant tale. Well done.

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  4. A poignant story of a mother in two worlds and a daughter there for her until the end. A well-told memoir.

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  5. I was spared Alzheimers, but my mother had a massive stroke and over time her life became much the same. Your story hit home. Very good writing.

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  6. The dark sadness of reality. Well done.

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  7. Querida Isadora,

    Una cuenta tan familiar y triste. Bien escrito.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Gracias … it’s hard to believe I wrote this story in April, 2015. We walked alot of passageways together at FF. So happy you decided to take it over.
      Es muy triaste y pasa mucho. Espero que pases un buen tiempo con su hermano y familia. Be Safe …
      Isadora πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜πŸ’œ

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  8. A lot of tragedy in amongst lives well lived. Nicely done.

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  9. the biggest compliment a daughter can have.

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  10. Alzheimer’s is a thief, cruel and selfish. You’ve described it so well!

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  11. Alzheimer’s is such a cruel disease. Lovely story, Isadora.

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  12. At least the mother hasn’t lost all her memories

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