Blown Save

In sports, in games, in life … You want the win. But there are few things worse than having the lead — than being so close you can taste it — and choking. In honor of tonight’s World Series Game 7 (we’re Cleveland fans in this house, by the way), we’re thinking about blown saves.

Whether it’s from your storied athletic past, a debate tournament, another competitive pursuit or even your love life, consider the times in your life where you had the lead, the upper hand, the advantage … and then, somehow let it slip away.

This week’s writing prompt is: Have you ever “blown a save” — and what impact did that have on you?