Weapon of shame

August 22, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story exploring shame as an emotion or theme. Consider how to use shame to drive a cause-and-effect story. How does it impact a character? Is there a change? Go where the prompt leads!


Don’t wield the weapon of guilt, don’t make me wear rags of regret and the ashes of shame.

Your views and mine are vastly different and making me ashamed of my choices, will make us part ways forever.

You don’t own me. We all have the right to live our lives as we think right. Making me feel that my choices are to be condemned is your failure.

Look in the mirror and you’ll look at a hypocrite, who needs to wear that cloak of shame more than me, for usurping my right to choose.

Live and let live!


Word count; 99

Written for 99 Word Story, hosted by Charli Mills of Carrot Ranch



70 thoughts on “Weapon of shame

  1. Wow, that’s powerful, Sadje. It’s is so true too. Those that are quick to condemn and judge, are ultimately doing so to themselves, they just think it’s someone else at fault, when is their mess to clean up. Excellent post.

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  2. great writing to the prompt Sadje!
    Makes me want to right.
    Break the Rules,
    Make your own
    Listen to your inner guide,
    Not everyone will agree
    but life is truly you playground
    now get out and set yourself free!

    Thanks for that.. 😂 now I’ll copy and paste that and publish.. 😂😂
    love it ! 💖

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  3. It is a constant battle between men and women, parents and children and sometimes even those we thought were out friends. And the leadership who forget they work for the people!!

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      1. It seems very difficult for me to take advice from someone who hasn’t had the same experience… for example a woman who has not raised a child should not advice those who have… no matter how much ‘schooling’ the other has had.

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