Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Letter


Browsing through the mail, I came across her letter. I didn’t recognize the handwriting.

The name, Lucy, on the return address gave my stomach a jolt. It had to be bad news.

It was written in Spanish. I had to refresh my skills. I read it a few times; although, the message was clear.


Your brother, George, died on December, 28, 2020. I just received notification from the 

sanatorium. His remains were donated to scientific research. He was cremated and buried by them. I have no location. 



Despite my sorrow, I prayed the research could save another.

2021©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Memoir

Word Count: 100 words

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***** George Anthony Diaz Maisonet was born December 14, 1957.

He was born with a disability. He lived with my mother until she passed in 2010.

Lucy was his caretaker/companion until she became ill and could not care for him. 

The government placed him in a sanatorium. They did not notify the family.

This will be added to my memoir. 



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.

34 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Letter

  1. I’m very sorry, Isadora, for the loss of your brother. I pray you know peace at his passing. Take care!

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  2. Such a sad story, Isadora. My condolences to you and your family. Life does throw us so many curveballs, doesn’t it?

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  3. Oh, what a very sad tale. Soooo sad.

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  4. Deepest sympathy, dear Isadore.
    And a beautifully written piece, regardless.

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  5. Querida Isadora,

    Lamento mucho la pérdida de tu hermano. May his memory be a blessing.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Gracias por sus buenas palabras.
      Es muy triste. It was an incomprehensible life in my family. I appreciate your kind and caring words. Thank you for hosting this FF world that allows expression of feelings through a photographuc write.
      Be Safe 😷
      Abrazos y Carino,
      Isadora 😎

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  6. How very painful. Such a sad reflection.

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  7. hopefully, he didn’t die in vain.

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  8. Such a sad story. My deepest condolences, Isadora.

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  9. the light divine
    is neither yours
    nor mine
    to own

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  10. Heart wrenching. My condolences.


  11. Isadora,
    Painful to hear of such things, to not let the family know where he was taken is cruel beyond belief. So sorry you have to endure this tragedy and loss.

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  12. The sadness is palpable. What dreadful times we are living in.

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  13. Sorry to hear this. It sounds like George had a sad last few years.

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  14. I’m sorry for your loss

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