Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Adult Shop


Walking around 42nd street in Manhattan with Amanda can be trying. 

New York City is the hustle and bustle of people.

Hawkers get in your space, enticing you to buy items that may or may not be legal. 

Why did Tom tell me to go out for a walk while he was at his meeting?

“Mama, look at that fun shop. There’s big glasses in the window.”

“No, Amanda, it isn’t a children’s shop.”

“What kind of a shop is it, Mama?”

“It’s an adult shop; children aren’t allowed. Let’s go to Rockefeller Center; there’s an American Girl Doll store.” 

2021©Isadora De La Vega


Genre:Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

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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 who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Adult Shop

  1. Love window shopping in uptown Manhattan. I wouldn’t mind the walk at all personally. But I hope they have fun and there is nothing nefarious going on, although I suspect there may be.

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    • I enjoy window shopping in Mahattan too. The Christmas window displays are the most festive. I’m not sure what her husband had in mind. The jury is still out on that one. Thank you for reading my story. Have a wonderful week … Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎


  2. Mothers know what’s best for their child!
    Doll house & other places, but not adult shop! 🙂
    Have a great week!

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  3. Querida Isadora,

    I would rather go to the doll shop myself. 😉 Bien escrito mi amiga.

    Shalom y cariño,


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  4. I love dolls. I have a small collection of beautifully-dressed dolls that I still enjoy, even though I’m not a child any more :). I know I would have yearned for an American Girl doll.

    And you know, you sneaked that question in there to bother us the whole time :). Why, indeed, did hubby tell her to take a walk?

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    • Smiling at your last words on your comment, Linda. Oh, those suggestions husbands make can be questionable, sometimes. Thanks for enjoying that. I had a lot of dolls as a child. I had a Shirley Temple doll with a plaid coat and beret. My mom purchased the same coat and beret for me that Christmas when she/ Santa brought her. I wish I still had her. Sadly, I do not. I’m with you, I still love dolls. Have a wonderful week … Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎

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  5. Hm, you so casually inserted that sentence about Tom. I bet this is a ‘special’ meeting with someone he’d rther not meet his wife and child. Great story, Isadora!

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  6. The Rockefeller sounds much more suitable for Amanda.

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    • Yes, Rockefeller center is much more child friendly. AND … to go to an American Girl doll shop( is a dream for every little girl. I always wanted one. I had lots of dolls but not an American Girl custom made to your style doll. Aaahhh …. yes, i loved dolls. haha
      Thank you, Penny for popping by and reading my story. Have a wonderful weekend. Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎


  7. About when I asked hubby to look up a doll museum in a particular town. He did… said “Here’s one, hon, its called “the doll house”. I laughed, knowing full well what “the doll house” was, but humored him as it was only a few blocks away. So, we pulled into the lot, and I said, ‘I’ll catch up, I need to get my purse out of the trunk.” He, feeling so thrilled to find a ‘girlie’ store for me, loped up the sidewalk, swung open the door and stepped inside. I, knowing what the place was, puttered at the trunk. A few seconds later, he came back looking like a panicked deer… At that point, I lost it and practically fell in the trunk laughing. He’d walked into a strip club, btw. Still gives me a chuckle.

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  8. I wonder if Tom is really at a meeting, or perhaps he decided to visit the adult shop! 😜

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    • Perhaps, his wife happened to see him in the shop and decided it would be best to continue to a more kid friendly location and try to manage her angry discontent. Mmmm … I think I like that direction. Thanks, Iain. Glad to see you here again. Hope all is well. Have a wonderful weekend … Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎

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  9. This is an interesting shop but no kids allowed ..makes me smile. Hope you can follow my site . Thanks.

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  10. Not a shop I’d be tempted to enter even as an adult! Nice one.

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  11. rockefeller center sounds like fun. 🙂

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