Story Structure: Examples of Failure as the Outcome

Failure as the Outcome — The Goal of the Objective Story is not reached. For example, a family who struggles to get their dying father’s money fails when they find he burned it all before he died; a woman who holds a 2nd job to be able to afford to move her family into a new house fails when her husband leaves; a detective who wants to catch a killer fails when the criminal escapes to another country; a business woman who wants to be president of the company fails when she gets passed over for promotions once again; etc.

Excerpted from
Dramatica Story Development Software