Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – I Loved Her First


He’d known her since she was very young. She was beautiful. He loved her the second he laid eyes upon her. His love ran deep.

At one time, he had been her hero. She looked to him for advice and guidance. She said she loved him too. But now, he was losing her to another man. 

Thoughts of stepping away from her were impossible to imagine. The heartfelt pain might be too much to endure.

He kissed her forehead and cheek, a desperate hug with tear-filled eyes.

Looking into her eyes, he smiled and gave her to the groom.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega


WARNING: tissues needed when viewing video


I Loved Her First – Heartland (Lyrics)


Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt:©JohnNixon

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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.

29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – I Loved Her First

  1. Isadora, this is one of the best “twists” I ever read. You got me. Thank you for your heartfelt story. I’m sure many parents feel exactly this way when their child gets married.


    • Hi Gilly ❤️
      It’s so good to see you here.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have you been blogging? I haven’t gotten any notifications of your posts.
      I thought you decided not to blog anymore. I guess I should have popped over to check.
      I hope you’re well and have been able to circumvent this COVID guy.
      Be well … Stay safe …🤗
      Isadora 😎


  2. Querida Isadora,

    Such a tender story. I love the gentle misdirect. You put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. Sweet song. On that note, remember this one?



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    • Querida Rochelle,
      The song was a walk down memory lane.
      I remember Mike Douglas singing it. It was touching then and now. There are some girls that have a way with their dads.
      I’m touched you found the story to be tender and that it brought a smile. Thank you for reading and the song url. Have a wonderful weekend 💜
      Abrazos y Carino,
      Isadora 😎


  3. A very moving twist, loved it.

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  4. Great and sweet story, Isadora. And should the other man not work out, he will be there for her. 🙂

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  5. Lovely story, a difficult time for a parent, with mixed feelings!

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    • All father’s have mixed feelings about giving away their daughters. The hope is that the ‘One’ will treat her well. R u starting to save tissue boxes? You have a beautiful little girl, Iain. Thank you for reading … Isadora 😎


  6. Having given two daughters away, I know exactly how he feels. A touching tale, Isadora.

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  7. This was such a beautiful story, Isadora. It’s so hard for fathers to give their precious daughters away.

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  8. Fantastic, I loved how this story held my attention and had a very satisfactory end.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your story. Take care.

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  10. I wasn’t sure whether thsi was a father or an unrequited lover until I read your comment.

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    • I was trying to convey the thoughts running through a father’s mind just before he gives his beloved daughter away. I’ll go back and create another story – not 100 words – and see how it can be clearer.
      Thanks for the informative comment.
      Isadora 😎

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  11. Aww, so touching. A delightful word portrait of a loving father.

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  12. So sweet and heartfelt story

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