Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Lean on Me

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In the little chapel, Father Saldegloria announces the exchange of vows.

Mark turning to Sandy, begins:

Love of my life, I stand before you with an open heart. I dedicate myself to you, but most importantly, I ask you to lean on me. Lean on me for comfort, lean on me when you are down, lean on me when you’re sorrowful, yes, lean on me. 

Sandy turning to Mark, begins: 

 Chuckling, darling, you had to go to your favorite song, didn’t you?

As laughter broke free from the pews, they kissed and walked down the aisle to their new life.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt:©AnneHiga

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*****Music: sung by Bill Withers-Lean On Me – The single, “Lean on Me” went to number one the week of July 8, 1972. It was written by Michael Schiffer.

*****This story is fiction except for the lil church which was called ‘The Chapel of St. Lucy of the Valley.’ It still holds fond memories for me. My parents were married there and all of  their five children were baptized as well. Father Saldegloria officiated my wedding and theirs 30 years prior. 

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.

38 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Lean on Me

  1. Wonderful story, Isadora, and if the words fit. why not use them.

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  2. Aw, lovely love story and I particularly enjoyed your personal addition at the bottom about the reality of the church.

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  3. Querida Isadora,

    I think a wedding with laughter could be a good omen for the marriage. 🙂 Me hiciste sonreír. 😀

    Shalom y abrazos,

    Rochelle

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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Humor does help us get passed a few stresses so why not have a little humor at a wedding. After all, everyone has to know the personality of the couple if their invitees. Que bueno que pudistes sonreir.
      Carino y Abrazos,
      Isadora 😎

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  4. Such a sweet and romantic story!
    Lovely “lean on me” words. She is lucky if he really means them though! 🙂

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  5. Sounds like a formula for a happy marriage. Nicely told.

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  6. How nice to see and for him there ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone….anytime she goes away

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    • Ha Ha Good song to accompany his. I think a sense of humor can help couples have a happier marriage. Putting a wedding together can be very stressful. His vows with the song lyrics lightened all that up. Hey, Larry, thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate it. Isadora 😎

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  7. That was cute and sweet and got a giggle out of me.

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  8. That would not be the first wedding with laughter. Cute story and clever use of the prompt.

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  9. I like how you focused your story around ‘lean’. I understand the song to mean I will always support you no matter, so please you can depend on me forever.
    Lean on me.
    I enjoyed your view of the prompt and your tendency to the abstract.

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    • Thank you, James, your kind comment is truly appreciated. I wanted to take the prompt outside of the obvious. It’s the artist in me. I always try to evoke my view outside of the box. And yes, the song is about supporting someone during various difficult times in life. I believe we’re doing exactly that in this current time with Ukraine.
      Have a wonderful weekend … Isadora 😎

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  10. Sweet, and a good choice of words, even if from a song! 🙂

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  11. A very sweet story and knowing the setting is real makes it extra special, Isadora. We had the same idea, or at least the same song. Great minds and all that!! 🙂

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    • Ha Ha thank you for the great minds added in, Brenda. I hope to keep this mind working for awhile. Doing the Purple Queen’s challenges help. I’m happy you liked the setting of the lil chapel. BTW … only 30 people could sit inside. Charming ❤️

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  12. Lol! A fun story Isadora 😎

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  13. Great that she’s got a sense of humour, but great also that he can take the ribbing

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  14. “Lean on me, when you’re not strong….” That song is stuck in my head today.

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  15. i love her sense of humor. what a lucky guy. 🙂

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