Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – A Day at the Beach

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It’s warm as I lay on my-blanket staring up at the sky. The bright sun sparkles on the crystal blue waters. It’s peaceful; a calm sensation fills me.

A man is painting at a peak on a hill under a towering palm tree.

In the distance, sailboats skim the water.

Flamingos settle by the water’s edge scooping-fish. They resemble gentlemen wearing pink tuxedo shirts with spotted yellow bowties.

As the skies change from sunny yellow, reddish pink, and orange, a gray shadow sweeps over the water.

The man picks up another canvas, ready to create the ominous sky. 

2021©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction 

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt:©C.E.Ayers

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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.

54 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – A Day at the Beach

  1. This would be a place I would love to go.

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  2. Oh lovely! I was picturing myself in that halcyon place. So nice. 🏝

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  3. A very descriptive bit of writing. You painted the whole scene unfolding before our eyes. Nice one.

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  4. Isadora,
    What a beautifully evocative piece. That last line. Gorgeous. I want to be there so much it’s almost like I already am.

    Anne

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  5. Querida Isadora,

    Such lovely descriptions. The artist is a nice touch. I’m looking forward to my yearly visit to North Carolina and spending time on the beach with my brother and SIL. Bien escrito, mi amiga.

    Shalom y cariño,

    Rochelle

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    • Querida Rochelle,
      There are many, many artists that create masterful art at the beach. The relaxation brings forth the creativity in them. I’m sure your fins will be geared up for lots of swimming and playful water fights with your brother. Thank you for hosting and keeping us in our 100 word writing space. Happy Vaca … !!!!
      Abrazos y Carino,
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  6. Where is this place? I want to go! The flamingos are a nice touch.

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    • I’m so pleased you enjoyed my visit to the beach I live a short 5 minutes from. It’s as I described because it’s a small beach in the town of Engelwood, Florida. There usually aren’t flamingoes but for the esthetic I though I’d add them There are a great many peilcans, seagulls and sandpiper birds. Thank youf ro your lovely comment, Tannille, and for visiting.
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  7. You took me there and made me miss living on the coast more than I already do.

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  8. It was like watching a short, dynamic video of her day. Well done.

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  9. I enjoyed this very much. It was very descriptive and peaceful. Beautifully done, Isadora!

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    • It’s my quiet place for rejuvenating when I need to gather calm. I live a short 5 minute drive from this glorious, almost unknown, beach. A treasure I hope never changes. Thank you, Brenda, for commenitng and visiting. Hope you gathered some tranquility from my story.
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  10. it only reminds us that the weather can change in a moment’s of time. it behooves us to enjoy the sunshine while we can. 🙂

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  11. It swept me away to somewhere worth painting. ☺️

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  12. Wonderfully descriptive Isadora. Having lived most of my life a few steps from the ocean, I can’t imagine life without it.

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  13. The world seen through the eyes of an artist. Beautiful.

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  14. Delightfully poetic, Isadora, and as peacefully rewarding as the spot in the photo.
    Bisous

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  15. Yes, I can image the peace needed to concentrate on painting the lovely scenes you describe.

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  16. This is such a peaceful read, Isadora. I really like how you imagined the flamingos to be wearing pink tuxedo shirts and yellow bowties. They sound like really happy birds and ready to party in the sun. If only every day could be this slow and relaxing and full of peace inside and outside. Hope you are well 🙂

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    • Thank you, Mabel, for your lovely comment. Originally, I used to write children story challenges because I feel child-like sometimes. It’s a great way to use my imagination. I guess the flamingoes came about due to that. I thought it was a pretty thought. I’m happy you enjoyed that part and my peacful place, a short 5 minutes from where I live. I’m fortunate to be retired and able to enjoy it very often.
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  17. Love the idea of Flamingos wearing pink shirts 🙂 🙂

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  18. Wonderful imagery, Isadora! COntinue staying safe down there.

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  19. Just lovely, the peace of a quiet beach, how I have missed miss that during lockdown.

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  20. That was simply lovely, Isadora! Truly enjoyable.

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  21. I liked his acceptance and his flexibility

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  22. That was a nice beach excursion. 🙂 Enjoyed that one.

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  23. Very peaceful, love the flamingos 🙂

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