Inside the Mind of Isadora


Friday Fictioneers – Hell or Opportunity

Stoic, Carmen sat in the back of the taxicab.

She scrutinized farms and gated mansions they passed.

Her parents told her she was going to the small town where her mother was raised.

But, this was her senior year.

How could they?


No answers.

Irrational gibberish about going back to her roots; her roots not mine.

“You’ll attend the Benedictine Catholic Academy: Nuestra Señora de la Valvanera.”

“Your great aunt will care for you.”

Carmen wept uncontrollable. The trauma was tearing her apart.

“How dare you question this opportunity,” her mother sneered.

“But, why?”

“Because, we know what’s best.”

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100
Photo Prompt:©Hardy Carroll

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Never Deprive Children



My grandson graduated from Kindergarten last weekend. Sitting in the audience were his mother, father, step-mother and step-sister. They watched proudly and peacefully together as one unit. No, they aren’t the normal family. The normal family of mother, father and siblings has morphed drastically over the years.

As parents to this sweet little boy, they knew this was a special day for him. His mother and father wanted to show their pride and support for his accomplishment. Their number one priority was their son.


Nicole & Jeffrey

They wanted him to feel he’s loved equally by both. They show respect to the other parent. They communicate with each other and don’t use their son as a pawn. It’s difficult. But, when you put your child first your feelings just don’t seem that important. When you see a big smile on a child’s face that say, “I am loved.” There’s no need to say anything else.

IMG_2834Nicole, Jeffrey and Father *****


Divorce or separation is an emotionally exhausting experience. Two people who met, fell madly in love and vowed they would be together forever are now enemies. Divorce and separation pits two people against each other. It’s as if a letter arrived in the mail saying, “Time to get out of here and fast before the bombs arrive.”

No one can answer the question, “Why?”

It happens. The two people involved are the only ones who know.

But, what about the children?

They are the silent victims. They can’t speak their minds.  Or, can they? In this video this a six year old little girl gives her mom a wake up call as she is saying a great deal.


Divorce and separation is an adult issue. Don’t deprive your child or children of the love of the other parent because of issues you have with them. They will always hold you responsible for their loss of love.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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***** Although no longer together, they manage to keep their personal feelings aside as shown in the 3rd. photo.


Sunday Song – A Mother’s Prayer

    For those of you who are blessed to have your Mother’s with you, may Mother’s Day be filled with immense joy….!!!!

For those of you have lost your Mother’s, may your day be filled with precious memories of her.

Happy Mother’s Day to All ….!!!!

A Mother’s Prayer (Lyrics)

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Mothers are the place where LOVE
emerges from the earth
And happiness rings out like bells
in honor of our birth ….

Mothers are the sun that lights
for Life our inner sky
So we may know that we are LOVED
and need not question why …

Mothers are the moon that shines
upon our black despair

So even when we weep, we know
that someones always there …

Mother’s hold their children hands for a short
while but their Hearts Forever

Nobody knows of the work it takes
to keep a home together
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
nobody knows but a Mother.

Mother’s are Loving
Mother’s are Patient
Mother’s are Giving
Mother’s are Beautiful

No matter which journey
or which of lifes seasons
Mother’s will always be there

If I had a single Flower
for every time I thought of you ….
I could walk in my Garden – Forever Thinking of You.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

****** Phhotograph of me and my youngest daughter, Nicole, is part of a gift given to me by my middle daughter, Lori, in an album she created for me several years ago for Mother’s Day. A true treasure of memories on every page. Thank you, Lori Carrozza. ❤️


Walking in the Garden

Lilly 560 signed.webWalking in the Garden                   2015©artandphotographybyIsadora

Yesterday, was Mother’s Day in other parts of the world. In the states, we celebrate this special day in May.
I think everyone would agree that any woman who’s raised a child deserves to be recognized ‘everyday’.
It’s a life filled with tremendous sacrifice.
Motherhood is always brimming with arms full of comfort and love.

For those of you who are blessed to have your Mother’s with you,

may Mother’s Day with her be filled with immense joy….!!!! 

For those of you have lost your Mother’s,

may your day be filled with your precious memories of her.

Happy Mother’s Day to All …. !!! 

A Mother’s Love by Jim Brickman


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