Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Make Magic Happen


The funeral was exactly the way my grandmother wanted.

She pre-paid and planned it all before she died.

Always the forward-thinking woman, no one would be able to leave any details out.

The rose garden was to be her final resting place.

She’d say, “Where else would I want to be? These roses have helped me create beautiful paintings that will live on in the homes of many long after I’m gone.”

Her garden was magical. She could grow colorful varieties.

I’m sure she’s looking down at us and saying, “Pick up a paintbrush and make magic happen.”

2022©Isadora DeLaVega


Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

photo prompt©Dale Rogerson


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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.

57 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Make Magic Happen

  1. Gardens are magical, I try to keep mine slightly wild, for the bees etc.

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  2. What a lovely write, Isadora. Lovely when all the plans go as they should!

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  3. Lovely. A beautiful portrait of an artist.

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  4. As in life, grandma had her way in death. She sounds like a strong, loving presence that carries on even after death.

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  5. Querida Isadora,

    Creo que conózco su abuela. 😉 Lovely story.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  6. That last sentence is a lovely thought. I like how your piece is a celebration of her life rather than sadness.

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  7. A wonderful resting place, among the roses. I love the last line and the idea that our loved ones are looking down at us and watching over us. Lovely, Isadora! I hope you have a very nice weekend.

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  8. bless her heart. sounds like a life well-lived.

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  9. It’s comforting to think they are still up there, keeping a watch on us, steering us in the right direction now and then. Nice one 🙂

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  10. How organized that grandmother was! And such a lovely resting place. The last sentence is magical.

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  11. That’s beautiful 😊​

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  12. That sounds like a good death

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  13. A very positive attitude to a sad event.

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  14. A gorgeous story Isadora … and picking up the paint brushes/ or a pen, to make magic happen is a wonderful concept

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  15. A lovely exhortation. Well done, Isadora.

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  16. Well written. I would love to join this challenge but cannot keep to 100 words.

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    • Thanks, Frank. The funeral prep part was true but no roses or artwork for her. Just hard laborious work. She passed in 1989.
      Good to see you, aFrank. Hope you are well. I’ll pop by soon. I have visitors from SC. It’s good to visit with family. Be safe … Isadora 😎


  17. Excellent, Isadora!

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