“Failure...is not...an option!!” bellowed the drill sergeant, the straight bill of his cap tapping the recruit on the forehead.
Ironic, thought the newbie. His entire life until now had been a failure.
Failed to get the grades.
Failed to get the girl.
Failed to make his parents proud.
And now he’s told it’s no longer an option?
He stood rigid, naked except for his one-size-too-big skivvies, wide awake, the rising sun’s first rays peeking through the window, while his daddy for the next 13 weeks sprayed spittle in his face as he barked orders.
Failed to make the right decision?
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My entry in the 100 Words Challenge, with the prompt, "failed."