Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Dying Love Aftermath

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In February, we had another photo prompt from Dale Rogerson. Since this week we’re having an encore of another of her wonderful photos, I thought I would continue my first Flash Fiction story called Dying Love. If you missed reading it click on the title; although, the stories are independant of each other. Thanks for popping by … Isadora

She sat on the chaise lounge, watching the droplets of rain slide down the window.

Her eyes were swollen and red from the tears she’d shed for hours. Time didn’t exist.

A blank space permeated where there used to be laughter between him and her. 

Now, he was gone. 

Why?

The police were kind but seemed suspicious. The paramour is always suspect.

Yes, they were opposites in many ways, but he was gentle, kind, and conscientious of her likes.

No, he was a keeper. She’d begun to fall in love. 

Will she ever be happy again or die pining away?

 

2021©Isadora DeLaVega

 

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt:©Dale Rogerson

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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.

49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Dying Love Aftermath

  1. This is tragic, Isadora. Just when they had such a future ahead of them, he is plucked away and to make it worse, she is suspected of having something to do with it. All kinds of woes. Great story.

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  2. “A blank space permeated where there used to be laughter between him and her. ”
    Beautifully expressed, very well done.

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  3. A tragic story beautifully written.

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  4. Querida Isadora,

    Pobre mujer. Me duele el corazon por ella. Bien escrito como siempre, mi amiga. ❤

    Shalom y abrazos,

    Rochelle

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  5. I love that your two stories go together but are separate. When loss is fresh, it feels like we will never get over it. And we might not, but we learn live through and forward. Lovely emotion-filled story.

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    • I’m pleased you enjoyed the two stories, Dale. Your photos took me in that direction so I thought I’d continue with it. Yes, any loss whether a partner or family, takes time to accept the tragedy of it. I was channeling the sorrow from the loss of my grandson. I wanted her pain to be palpable. Thank you for your wonderful comment. Have a lovely week … Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  6. Maybe one day the grief will pass, but there are no guarantees… a heartrending reality for your MC 😦

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  7. So sad, the poor woman.

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  8. I get the feeling she’s questioning if she did it. It’s almost like she trying to not only convince the reader but herself. I enjoyed the sense of mystery. This puzzle has some pieces missing.

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  9. The pain she feels is palpable through your words.

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  10. Hmmm, seems like there’s plenty of backstory here. I’m curious where this goes.

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  11. Let her not continue pining… She has the capacity to love again.
    But is there a wee hint of something suspicious? Hm…

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  12. The story has such a tragic feel to it. It is difficult to find someone who is loving, gentle, and kind. I hope she finds another after her great loss. That’s life, unfortunately, loss and moving forward (not to sound too cynical). Brilliant writing, Isadora!

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    • When I wrote the first story, it was just for the prompt. Now, I seem to be drawn to helping my protagonist unveil her relationship with this man. Odd, the way things come about. Thank you, Brenda, for your stellar comment. I’m smiling from ear to ear. It’s wonderful to hear(read) such special words.
      My thoughts on shedding a more positive light on the man were because of what you’ve added in your comment. There are very few men who are willing to think of their lovers in kind and caring ways before themselves. Let’s see where she goes from here …. ???
      Have a wonderful weekend,
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  13. Life is full of regrets.

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  14. i sense remorse. i wonder if she had anything to do with his death.

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  15. That slow unveiling of character, his and hers, is beautifully done, Isadora. Makes his death all the more sad.

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  16. You captured her aching very well, Dora!

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  17. Emotional. My initial sense is that she will die pining away. However, there is also hope because many people bounce back in time … well, as long as they let time work its magic.

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    • Grief is handled very differently by every person. Yes, time heals all wounds and sorrows but, for some, nothing ever does.
      It’s an issue people fear or are uncomforatble about so it isn’t addressed at all. Well, perhaps, with a minister or priest
      or rabbi. But, people shy away from the topic. I suppose we all fear our own mortality.
      Will she get passed her sadness? There may be more to come about all of that. Thanks, aFrank for always popping by and leaving
      your thought provoking comments.
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  18. An emotional and romantic tale. Well done.

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  19. Lost love is never gone, it haunts you forever. A sad story that we all encounter at some stage in our lives.

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    • It takes time to heal from the loss of any love. There are some who never get passed it.
      It’s a part of life yet we don’t address it enough to help those who need help with their grief.
      Thank you, James, for reading and commenting. It’s always a pleasure when you stop by.
      Have a wonderful weekend,
      Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  20. Hm, I wonder if she’s had a hand in it after all. She still can mourn him. The first story made me think that she might have.

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  21. I’m sure she’ll be happy again. People are resiliuent

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