#AtoZChallenge: F is for Failure

If there's one thing you have to come to terms with as a writer, it's failure. I've gotten more rejection slips than acceptance letters, and if you ask any writer submitting their work, they'll likely tell you the same.
It's just the way it goes, and you can't take it personally.
I'm willing to bet that this driver failed her/his parallel parking test.
I'm willing to bet that this driver failed her/his parallel parking test.
So let's get used to the idea of failure, since failure often leads to something better.
For example, I didn't get into PhD programs, but I got into an MFA program, and it's actually a much better fit--I know that even though it hasn't started yet!
Here's your prompt for today:

WRITE A 500-1,000-WORD STORY IN WHICH YOUR MAIN CHARACTER FAILS TO ACHIEVE A GOAL, BUT IT ENDS UP BEING FOR THE BETTER.

The way I see it, there are two ways to approach turning failure around:
  1. Another opportunity presents itself (as in my PhD/MFA example)
  2. It wouldn't have been a good fit anyway, so success wouldn't have been success (like with rejection slips)
Happy writing!

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