Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Memories

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Standing in the middle of the family room, I close my eyes.

Breathing deeply, I can almost smell the warmth of bread baking while pies cool on the window sill.

I can imagine being awakened by the aromatic brew of fresh coffee.

I can’t help but wonder about the many evenings after dinner when my grandmother would gather the children and impart her wisdom with stories of her native homeland and traditions.

It’s damp inside now.

Rain begins to fall, the sound against the tin roof echos a melody.

With all of my senses aroused, I embrace the warm sentiments.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt:©LisaFox

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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.

34 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Memories

  1. You’ve brought the memory to life. The smells and sounds carry her back to the experiences with her family and her grandmother’s stories, taking the memories even further back before the narrator’s lifetime. Lovely.

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  2. Such a calming and relaxing moment for her and for us the readers. Nicely done, Isadora ❤

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  3. A cup of fresh coffee and a great story, I like it

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  4. Querida Isadora,

    Que hermosa. I was right there with you imagining and embracing the sentiments. Bien escrito mi amiga.

    Shalom y abrazos,

    Rochelle

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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Estoy muy contenta que le gusto.
      I felt myself stepping inside the old house as I viewed the photograph. The words flowed from there. I really loved this photograph. Thank you to Lisa for taking it and letting us play with it. And, as always, gracias por su trabajo todas las semanas.
      Abrazos y Carino 🤗 😍
      Isadora 😎

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  5. That was such a lovely read, Isadora.

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  6. Yes, the best memories are from the time when the family knew how to live together. Lovely descriptions.

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  7. A charming piece, Isadora. Nicely composed take on the prompt.

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  8. when all’s said and done, nothing will be left but memories to cherish for as long as we remember.

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  9. Beautifully written, Isadora. … I embrace the warm sentiments — very moving.

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  10. I can imagine your narrator huddled up inside, awash with beautiful memories 🙂

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  11. A very graphic description. Well done.

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  12. A could smell, taste and feel the atmosphere, great descriptions of all the senses that make up memories. Well done Isadora.

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  13. Great nostalgia piece. I feel like I’m there, especially the warm bread part. “smell the warmth of bread” is such a great phrase.

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  14. A lovely story Isadora

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  15. Good sensory detail to this

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