Defeat and Consolation

With a long lead, an open-wheel race-car driver ducked into the pits with a lap or two until the checkered flag - to win the race and win the series. Instead the car gorped fluid all over pit road and there it sat. At this very moment, the car that was number two in the series, is crossing the line to glory and championship.

Her hand says "Do I dare touch him?" Across her fingers is the bobby-pin that was to hold her hair in victory lane.

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