Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – At The Hospital

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The medical staff was ready when the ambulance arrived at the Emergency entrance of the hospital. Medics flooded the doctors with the patients’ information. Then, they were off to the next medical call. 

Once stabilized and tested, the doctors diagnosed a concussion and a broken femur.

“Do you have any family?” they asked the disoriented patient.

“No family,” he mumbled.

One doctor asked a nurse, “Has his family been contacted?”

“No family,” he repeated.

“There’s good news about your condition.”  “Who should we call?”

“Sobbing,” he cried out.

“My family has died from the pandemic.” 

“This was a failed suicide.”

2020©Isadora DeLaVega

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Word Count: 100

Genre: Flash Fiction

Photo Prompt:©SusanEames

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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.

43 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – At The Hospital

  1. I’ve been reading about children who are suffering from depression from this pandemic. Let’s hope parents recognize it. Thank you for reading my 100 words encapsulated story of a huge issue. This seems to be something that’s happening quite a lot. It may be the next crisis. According to an article I just read, children are showing signs of depression due to the lack of socialization since the pandemic. I just read an article about children being depressed over the lack of socialization during COVID. Thank you, Iain, for commenting.
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  2. It’s fiction but there’s a spot or two from a friend’s daughter’s tragic non-successful attempt. Moments of despair can push some people to the edge. I’ve been reading about children who are suffering from depression from this pandemic. Let’s hope parents recognize it. This seems to be something that’s happening quite a lot. It may be the next crisis. According to an article I just read, children are showing signs of depression due to the lack of socialization since the pandemic.

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  3. Ouch. How tragic. Life can be cruel. Moving story I!

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  4. Heartbreaking yet beautiful story. ❤

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  5. Grim times indeed, are these.

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  6. How tragic. Well written, Isadora.

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  7. Oh dear! This is probably true somewhere. I hope he finds the will to live again.

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    • Oh yes, it is happening more and more daily. As an advocate for mental illness, I read a lot of material on the subject. Children are now showing signs of depression due to the pandemic. Let’s hope another issue doesn’t arise from COVID. The story is flash fiction but I know someone whose daughter tried and unsuccessfully failed suicide. People in sever pain … Be Safe
      Thank you for reading and commentingting. Have a good week …
      Isadora 😎

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  8. Querida Isadora.

    ¡Qué triste! Pobre hombre. He needs more than physical treatment. I hope it’s not based on a true story. Bien escrito.

    Shalom y abrazos,

    Rochelle

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  9. Not sure what to say other than with the tragedy our world faces, some will never recover 😦

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  10. What a terribly sad story this week, Isadora!

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    • I hope to be the voice of despair from those who suffer daily with depression. Perhaps, some with depression will never recover from this pandemic but those whose mental health is the weakest are most affected. As a mental health advocate, I believe this will be the next issue for our health care providers to deal with. There’s a huge amount of children suffering from depression right now because of COVID restrictions. Who will speak for them? Will they be so desparate as to commit suicide? This is happening and, sadly, very, very real. I hope we all start using the safety measures so that kids can get back to being – just kids.
      I may have to write a happier story next time. Thanks, Dale. Be Safe …
      Isadora 😎

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  11. his attempt at suicide failed. i hope he can live with it and find some meaning in life.

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  12. Good grief. What can you say. At least the medical staff swarmed around him and he didn’t wait the mandated 4 hours as they do here.

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    • Oh my, 4 hours of waiting?! Where is this?
      The story is completely fiction. I believe this issue can be poissible in the future. It may be a major issue for mental health caretakers. I just read about children who are depressed due to COVID. Imagine children? Thank you for reading and commenting, James. I may have to write a happier story next time. Be Safe
      Isadora 😎

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  13. new norm
    same form
    when faced
    with the abyss
    of no one there
    to care

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  14. 😦 A sad tale of our times. Maybe they will make the most of their second chance, but I can’t imagine how they will be able to carry on.

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    • I suppose a great many are experiencing deep sadness from their losses during this time. Although fiction, the possibility of this and other issues happening are high. I just read an article about children being depressed over the lack of soicalization during COVID. Thank you, Iain for commenting. Be Safe
      Isadora 😎

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  15. Oh, the reveal was so sad. What a take on the photo prompt!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • Thank you Susan for the photo prompt and your comment. This seems to be something that’s happening quite a lot. It may be the next crisis. Accoding to an article I just read, children are showing signs of depression due to the lack of socialization since the pandemic. Let’s hope this stays a story of fiction. Be Safe
      Isadora 😎

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  16. That’s quite a twist, Isadora

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  17. Ouch, and I don’t mean the femur.

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  18. *Unfortunately this must be too common

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  19. A sad tale of our times encapsulated in 100 words.

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    • Sadly, it’s a sign of what might be our next dilemma. As a mental health advocate, I’ve been reading about children who are suffering from depression from this pandemic. Let’s hope parents recognize it. Thank you for reading my 100 words encapsulated story of a huge issue. Have a healthy week … Be Safe
      Isadora 😎

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  20. Oh wow… profound and brilliantly poignant Isadora 💙🌏

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    • Thank you so very much, Ivor, for your wonderful comment.
      I feel I’m in the middle of the story of the turtle and the hare.
      I’m slow but eventually I get there. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
      Hope you’re well and enjoying your day to day.
      Be Safe … Isadora 😎

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