Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – My Special Friend

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Sometimes in life, you find a special friend.

Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop.

Someone who makes you believe there’s hope for the world.

Someone who convinces you that there’s an unlocked door; just waiting for you to open.

Someone who changes your life, just by being a part of it.

Elise was my special friend. 

Today, she was placed in a nursing home. 

I’m left alone. 

We ate breakfast every day while telling stories of our childhood memories.

From now on, our days together will be through letter writing.

I’m left alone, without my special friend.

2021©Isadora DeLaVega

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Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt:©JanWayneFields

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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.

37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – My Special Friend

  1. I think many seniors, once retired, reacquaint themselves with past friends or create a new one for socializing. I think this is what they’re missing with the current isolation. It’s a difficult time for many seniors who are alone and isolated. Their friends and their memories are what keep them getting up every day. I’ve noticed, being isolated for the most, that you quickly become non-existent to those you believed were friends.Retaining Walls

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    • Amen to all you’ve said in your comment, Lisa. I live in Florida. Seniors retire here for sun and relaxation. Their families are living in other states. They can’t visit during this pandemic. Seniors die alone while missing their loved ones. A nurse is the only one holding their hands as they pass on. Sad … Sad … Sad 🙏🏻

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  2. I imagine this will count amongst the inevitable experiences one has to go through in life: saying goodbye to friends one way or another.

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  3. A sad story, and all to true, sadly I have never been able to write decent letters.

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  4. such is life. nothing lasts forever. we must always be on the lookout for new friends.

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  5. That makes me feel sad for both you and for her. I’m sure you mean as much to her as she does to you 😦

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  6. A heartbreaking story because of the truth within it. It is a difficult time in life, plus with COVID, many elders face a lonely and frightening time. Beautifully penned, Isadora!

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  7. Oh how sad! Especially as seniors feel more and more isolated these days.

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  8. Querida Isadora,

    Such a heartbreaker. No hay mas palabras. Bien escrito. Muy muy bien, mi amiga.

    Shalom y cariño,

    Rochelle

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    • Querida Rochelle,
      It’s all part of this pandemic which is creating extreme isolation for the elderly. Their social life has been altered due to their high risk status. Also, they’re feeling it because they aren’t as tech savvy and may not have the tools. There’s painful loneliness for many. It’s a shame. Gracias, mi amiga por sus buenas palabras.
      Amor y Carino, Be Safe … 😷 🙏🏻 😊 Isadora 😎

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  9. Beautiful, heartbreaking story, Isadora 🙂

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  10. So very sad. I know the pain and it never seems to get any less.

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  11. My heart weeps for you. This sounds too real to be fiction, and too real to be real. A hard situation for all.

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    • Awww … thank you, Bear. It is fiction. I combined a few situations from people I have had senior experiences with. Being elderly is tougher than people think. With the limitations that begin to happen many are caught unprepared. I hope, we start respecting and caring more for our seniors. Thank you for your heartfelt comment. I hope you are healing from your recent losses. It’s been a tough year for you. Blessings 🙏🏻 Be Safe 😷
      Isadora 😎

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      • I fear many seniors have died more from loneliness these last few months. I’ve noticed, being isolated for the most, that you quickly become non-existent to those you believed were friends. Leaves me ever so thankful for online friends…not seen but not forgotten either.

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  12. sorry for her and you too

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  13. Such a sad time of life, and yet the memories of a lifelong friendship still linger.

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  14. Jings, that’s a heartbreaker, Isadora!

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  15. I feel the loss. What a wonderful friendship.

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    • Yes, I think many seniors, once retired, reacquaint themselves with past friends or create new one for socializing. I think this is what they’re missing with the current isolation. Thank you for reading my story and commenting. Happy New Year 2021
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  16. A very sad one, Isadora

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