Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The American Dream


Tears flowed faster than Esmeralda could wipe them away. She was inconsolable. Five years of waiting was all for nothing. The dreams of a better life negated by a virus.

Pedro was fortunate to have found a job as a dishwasher at MaMa’s pizzeria when he arrived in America. Leaving his family behind was a high price paid but worth it. It meant a better life for his family. Drug cartels were taking over his town. Random shootings with crime rampant too edged him on for a better way of living. 

The landlord trashing his life onto the sidewalk: Defeated!

2020Β©Isadora De La Vega

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt: Roger Bultot

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Be Safe … Isadora 😎

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.

29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The American Dream

  1. Pretty much sums up the present state of affairs, Dora.


  2. This damned virus us killing many dreams.


  3. hope’s not lost. didn’t trump say the virus will be over soon?

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  4. A sad state of affairs. Just how many have found themselves on the street because of all this?

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    • I’m sure there’s many, many who are lost. Waitresses, dishwashes, restuarant owners and so on. It’s been a tough climb for those in service jobs. What will the futrue bring? Let’s hope better days. Thanks, Dale. Have a great weekend … Be Safe
      Isadora 😎

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      • Tell me about it. I’m in the service industry and lost my job but was lucky a friend needed someone at he golf club.
        You, too!

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        • YUP … my granddaughter worked for one of the big meat type restaurants (ok Longhorns) as a waitress. With two small toddlers it was a hardship to be layed off. They called her back but with shorter hours. I hope your job comes back or that your friend keeps you working at his golf club. Without an income, it feels desperate. My hubby isn’t able to do his art shows so we’ve tightened our belts. ARt is that last thing people are buying during these times. Although, he’s been doing well on his web-site he misses the interaction with his customers. I feel like I want to do a Taino Indian Dance (my great grandmother was an indian and those before her).With my luck it would turn out as a snow dance in Florida. LOLOL Ya’ gotta laugh – like they say in Brooklyn. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

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  5. Such a heartbreaking story and sadly a reality for many.

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  6. Querida Isadora,

    Es una cuenta muy triste y demasiado verdad. Bien escrito mi amiga. Estoy llorando para me paΓ­s y el mundo.

    Shalom y cariΓ±o,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Yes, it’s a story of our tragic times. I went with the first thing that came to mind. My dear friend works at a soup kitchen / food pantry. She’s told me how sad it is to see people with babies or children coming in and needing some food. This is America … what is happening to us? Si, es tan triste que uno solo quiere llorar. Gracias, mi amiga por sus buenas palabras. Be Safe …
      Abrazos y Carino,
      Isadora 😎 πŸ’œ

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  7. Just one of many tragic consequences of this awful virus. Will it ever end?

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  8. I just made a comment about evictions despite a moratorium on them on Adele’s blog. NPR had a story about it today. Just so heartbreaking to kick someone when they are in a vulnerable state 😦

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    • Unfortunately, landlords , at times, can be rigid when it comes to paying your rent. I think that even with a moratorium, if the landlord wants you out you’re out. Many, many who have suffered like this story will find it difficult to climb up again. Let’s keep hope in our hearts that all will be good again one day. Thanks, Jade. I appreciate the visit and comment. Have a great day … Be Safe
      Isadora 😎

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  9. The virus has taken it’s toll on a lot of dreams and employment already. A story for our times.

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  10. What a tragic end, Isadora! Lives are being torn apart like this every day. May we have the eyes to see and the hands to help.

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