Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Broken Hearts


The morning mist of light rain chills the damp air. The sprinkles fall like fairy dust.

Somber moans of grief echoing in the silence mimic the sound of metal thumps.

Our hearts shattered into aching pieces with memories of her kindly, gentle spirit.  

The dark holes of fragmented pieces felt in each of us.

Grandmother would have called this a celebration of her life.

‘No tears, no sorrow for my death, just joyful memories of my days,’ she’d say.

Grandmother’s friends were remembering her vibrant life.

A dark hole of broken hearts forever silences her wise words in the end.

2021©Isadora De La Vega


Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo:©Ted Strutz

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*****The elderly continue to be the biggest victims of this dreaded pandemic that we’re still in the midst of experiencing. My daughter is a counselor at a hospice hospital in Albany, NY. The deaths are staggering. Please get vaccinated and wear masks.

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.

18 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Broken Hearts

  1. This is beautiful, Isadora. We celebrate the life they lived and how they touched us.

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    • HI Dale,
      Sorry about the delay in responding. WP issues again. I think I’m at the point of dropping blogging from my life. It should be enjoyable. Now, I feel like I’m in school constantly learning their ever-changing s–t.
      Thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, family and loved ones leave memories and soft hugs in our hearts. Have a wonderful day … Be safe 😷 Isadora😎

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      • Hi Isadora,
        Please do not worry. I feel you, my friend. So many people are fed up. It’s beyond annoying their trying to push their crap on you. I am still using the classic (through the admin page) and hopefully they do not remove that option because I am not gonna adapt.
        Have a wonderful evening!

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  2. Grandma was a good soul and it makes perfect sense that they are grieving her absence rather than listening to her instructions before she passed on. Their hearts are anguished and their ears have gone deaf.

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  3. Queirda Isadora,

    When we lose someone we love, we can’t help but sorrow even as we celebrate that life. Well said. Fully vaccinated in our home.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  4. Lovely few words, and Grandmother is so correct in her attitude and understanding of life.

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  5. Even a celebration of life can be heart breaking. A much loved person snatched away unexpectedly won’t be let go easily. Beautiful story.

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  6. The truth of it is that funerals are celebrations for the living. The dead don’t get to choose how it happens.

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