Sometimes in life, you find a special friend.
Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop.
Someone who makes you believe there’s hope for the world.
Someone who convinces you that there’s an unlocked door; just waiting for you to open.
Someone who changes your life, just by being a part of it.
Elise was my special friend.
Today, she was placed in a nursing home.
I’m left alone.
We ate breakfast every day while telling stories of our childhood memories.
From now on, our days together will be through letter writing.
I’m left alone, without my special friend.
Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100 words
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A little music might be nice. Hope you like my selection.
A Mozart – Clarinet Concerto playing softly. The video images are showcasing the changes of Mother Nature into fall.
It’s been a bright sunny day today. The humidity is low so it’s pleasant out. It’s still swimming pool weather, though. We don’t experience leaves changing down south here in Florida. A quick three-hour drive can take you to picturesque places with Mother Nature painting beautiful landscapes. It’s an annual weekend drive for us to see this change of colors but, this year, we’re staying close to home instead.
Before COVID, I was a member of a knitting group. A once a week meet, chat, and helpline for beginning knitters. It was held at one of the public library meeting rooms.
Since January the library, as per county restrictions, has been closed. I decide to continue with my projects despite my lack of knowledge of certain knitting stitches. I learned a great deal from watching YouTube Professional Knitters. It’s been fun learning and continuing to create.
Has anyone been experiencing odd people behavior when you go out in this time of COVID?
I’ve only ventured out for MD appointments, dental appointments, and a well-needed manicure/ pedicure.
On my last outing, I decided I needed a change of scenery from the mundane MD offices. I went to a Home Good store. It’s a fun shop with a variety of seasonal decor and items for home decorating. I enjoy seeing the decorations set-up for the different holidays. Right now, Halloween was everywhere as were some Christmas things. They have a specialty food area I like too.
While looking at the ingredients of an exotic jar of whole figs in a luscious syrup, a woman came up to me and said, “Your cart is facing in the wrong direction.”
“Is there a proper way for the cart to face?”, I asked.
She pointed to the arrows on the floor. “You must follow the arrows in order to socially distance the correct way.”
Well, I would have laughed but I didn’t think she’d appreciate it. Instead, I looked at her and said, “I’ll do better next time.” I walked away chuckling within.
Too bad, I might have considered buying the figs but left the store instead.
We have now gotten to the point where we have Nazi aisle police. Funny and sad all at the same time.
Have you experienced a situation similar to this one?
I hope the coming week is a peaceful and stressless one
Namaste, Isadora 😎
2020©Isadora De La Vega
Cafe Chat Blogs:
As soon as Larry moved in with Betty, he joined the turtle patrol. She lived on the beach as a child. It’s no surprise she bought a beach house.
Larry was a conservationist all his life. He walked the beach to stay healthy while ensuring the safety of the turtles. Watching the hatchling emerge and make their way to shore was environmentally impactful.
Recently, the red tide was getting worse. The smell of dead fish washing ashore could be seen from their porch. An overabundance of algae, some said. No one knew for sure, all speculation.
Upside, fewer tourists visiting.
Word Count: 100
Genre: Flash Fiction
Photo Prompt:©Sandra Crook
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*****Red tide is a common name for algal blooms, which are large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms, such as protozoans and unicellular algae (e.g. dinoflagellates and diatoms). The upwelling of nutrients from the seafloor, often following massive storms, provides for the algae and triggers bloom events. Harmful algal blooms can occur worldwide, and natural cycles can vary regionally.
The growth and persistence of an algal bloom depends on wind direction and strength, temperature, nutrients, and salinity. Red tide species can be found in oceans, bays, and estuaries, but they cannot thrive in freshwater environments.©wikipedia
A short video for the impact Red Tide has on beaches ….
The scenic drive to my beach … In 2019, Red Tide had cleared.