Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Love is Like a River


The cloudy night casts a shadow over the river.
Sitting on the bank, I’m regretting my failures while mourning my loss.
We’d felt solace here.
You were the chuckle in my laughter. The path I walked, that kept me straight.
We spent time listening to the reverberations of the river’s course.
Your eyes twinkled as you listened to me speak tender words of love.
The placid water exudes a strange calm.
There’s a stillness in the air that surrounds me.
Looking at the reflection of my face in the serenity of the water;
My thoughts linger gently on yesterday.
Gone …
2021©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt: PennyGadd

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She’ precious ❤️❤️❤️

This was originally posted on FF in 2016. I’ve repeated it due

to my granddaughter visiting with my new great-granddaughter.

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.

35 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Love is Like a River

  1. Beautiful just beautiful

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  2. the sadness is truly heartfelt. hopefully, she learns to move on.

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  3. This is beautifully written, Isadora. I loved the chuckle in my laughter.

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  4. So lyrical and bittersweet.

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  5. Querida Isadora,

    Tu bisnieta es preciosa. I love “you were the chuckle in my laughter.” The longing in the poem is tangible. We can’t get to this age without having lost someone, can we? You’ve expressed it beautifully.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  6. The river keeps her company and flows along as she revisits her thoughts. I can’t think of a better companion for comforting as memories she cherishes pass through her.

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  7. Beautiful and bittersweet. Everything must end, but she has lovely memories.

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  8. Powerful story. Much emotion.

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  9. Nature is calming and is a place to find solace.

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  10. Beautiful style and content. Draws me in quickly as I think of my widowed sister and her deep hurt and loss.

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  11. The calmness is a good addition to the sadness

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