“All is not lost” is the flash fiction prompt this week from Charli Mills over at Carrot Ranch Literary Community. Quite a fun idea to play around with. You can join in with your idea/s here: https://carrotranch.com/2018/06/22/june-21-flash-fiction-challenge/

All is not lost

She gazed at the results of the board examinations in shock. This was her final academic hurdle to qualify as a lawyer and she had failed one of the three papers. She didn’t know how she would face her family, especially her Mother who had such high hopes for her. Her Mother would say that she would never pass. She knew her Mother’s negative cast of mind.

The conversation didn’t go as she expected at all. “You can re-write the examination next year,” her Mother said with surprising positiveness. “You will definitely pass next time, all is not lost.”