Zipper- A 99 words story

Is there any way that you could’ve kept quiet?” My friend asked in desperation.

“What did I say wrong?” I was in full defensive mode, knowing that I could have kept my mouth shut and saved embarrassment to both of us.

Sally, you knew that I was trying to be diplomatic and let Cathy down gently and you had to tell her that we were planning to go to the party without her. I do wish I could invent a zipper for your mouth to stop you from blurting out every secret that I share with you!”

“I’m sorry!”


Word count; 99 words

February 14, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about zippers. What are the zippers for? What challenges do they present to the story? Go where the prompt leads!



57 thoughts on “Zipper- A 99 words story

          1. Not really, I suspect. I believe “chatting”–including sharing info about others–was her way of being friendly. However, it’s a question whether people were actually friends with her, or more like casual acquaintances. Probably just took her as she was and didn’t share their own info.

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  1. Not only do some folks not know how to keep secrets, some don’t have any filter – and often their abrasive words rub folks the wrong way. Sadly enough, with such family members… one has to bite one’s tongue often.

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