Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Wrong Side



Anthony, Dad wants you to pile the wood he chopped last Saturday.

I watched him as he went to the barn for the wheel-barrow. The doctors said to keep him active, and his hyper-active behavior will calm down. Many kids with ADHD become productive adults. 

It had snowed the night before. Pushing the wheel-barrow was tough. 

He was done and stood proud as he viewed his work.

Momma, come on out to see the woodpile.

Bewildered, she hid her emotions.

Anthony, my sweet boy, you’ve added the woodpile to the front of the house instead of the back.

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.

41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Wrong Side

  1. Oh, but he did it and it’s not his fault. Next time she’ll have learned to be more precise. Why don’t they re-stack all together? Lovely take Isadora.

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  2. Simple mistake, but at least his restocking will keep him busy! Poor guy. Nice snapshot of life!

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  3. Hmm. what to do now? 🙂

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  4. ouch! he’ll have to do it all over again. 🙂

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  5. Lesson learned: You have to give specific, complete direction in simple terms. “Stack the firewood. Put it at the back of the house between the basement window and the cellar door.” And, because I’ve worked with ADD, including my husband’s, I know I’m probably not specific enough 🙂

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  6. Looks like we went down the same path!
    Most people with ADHD are very intelligent and go far… look at Einstein and Churchill 😉

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    • Well. look at me, I’m still catching up on comment replies and it’s almost new prompt time. lol
      Thank you for sayong we’re down the same writing path. Great minds think alike.
      I have a grandson that has ADHD. I think about my daughters difficulties in keeping
      the lines of kindness when you feel frustrated. He’s such a cutie too. Nanny opinions
      coming through. lol
      Have a super week … Isadora

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      • Hey… life is to be lived outside of WordPress, I say. Yes, GMTA.
        My son has ADD, less hyper, though he has his moments – rather rarely now that he is a young adult. They put him on meds when he was younger but he stopped them rather quickly when he saw it cut his appetite – he loves food… He has figured out various way to keep himself organised.
        Have a fabulous week!


  7. Nice one, Isadora and I liked how the mother had lovingly and gently told him that he had put the woodpile in the wrong place.

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    • A gentle reminder can go so much further than a hostile angry response. I worked with Down Syndrome kids for a bit. Patience and a gentle voice always worked. Thank you for reading and leaving your very lovely comment. Have a safe and restful weekend … Isadora 😎


  8. Aw, bless! Now he can have fun moving it all around to the back 🙂

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  9. An amusing yet poignant piece. Well done, Isadora.

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  10. Querida Isadora,

    This story touched my heart. My youngest son challenged us with his ADHD. At the same time he is extremely gifted as a musician and had the most amazing imagination as a child. One year for Christmas I gave him a box of assorted hats., mostly from thrift stores. (I think he was 5). He still remembers that as his best present ever. Today he’s a responsible productive adult and attentive husband.
    So I wonder if Mom will make Anthony move it all around back or simply show off his handiwork. 😉
    Bien escrito, mi amiga.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      I’m sure she’ll be gentle with him. After all, he may have misinterpreted her instructions.
      I can identify with ADHD through my grandson. He was diagnosed and medicated. My daughter didn’t like the side effects the meds caused. She took him off and started a wholistic way of raising him. He needs activity. She has him in 3 which seem to help tremendously. He will manage as an adult because, so far, he’s getting very good grades. COVID was a great help. He could walk around when he was fidgety. Now, in middle school there are class changes. It’s manageable. BRAVO for your son. Gracias for sun buenos palabras, mi amiga.
      Abrazos y Carino,
      Isadora 😎


  11. So much for specific instructions. Well done.

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  12. And a very decorative addition it is too.

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  13. It’s a delightful, hopeful little story. 🙂
    Free language lesson: The tool used is a wheelbarrow.

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    • Oh … Thanks for the free lesson. Archon. I always appreciate good critiques. This is a perfect one … and free … I can’t beat that price. Can you tell I’m from the city? No wheelbarrows where I lived. LOL I will have to go back and ‘THANK” Grammarly for not doing it’s job. Thanks again … Isadora 😎


      • Odd! Word program’s Spellchecker gets its little ones and zeros in a knot over it. 😯
        This is an example of ‘technological obsolescence.’ We have forgotten about the fishmonger’s, and the greengrocer’s wheeled barrow. 🙂

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  14. Funny, Isadora… after all that work!

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  15. Bought a smile to my face Isadora 🙂

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