Here's the last toast of the evening, here's to those who still believe All the losers will be winners, all the givers shall receive Here's to trouble-free tomorrows, may your sorrows all be small Here's to the losers, here's to the losers, here's to the losers Bless them all! ~Here's to the Losers (Songwriters: Segal / Wells) Typically, our characters overcome overwhelming odds to fulfill near-impossible assignments, or to defeat implacable enemies. But what happens when they fail? How do they, as individuals or crews, handle it when they can’t accomplish the mission, can’t stop the enemy, or simply disappoint someone who was counting on them? Admiral Kirk opined that, “How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.” The same could be said of how we cope with failure. Rules and stipulations: 1. Write about a situation where a character or characters fail to reach a goal, accomplish an assignment, defeat a foe, or simply lose at something of importance. 2. There are no restrictions on length, only the proviso that some readers may not be up for powering through a novella. 3. Contest ends around September 30th, unless an extension is requested. I will post specific times (in PST). 4. Voting will last one week and the results will be official on October 7th.