Time to pack your bags, take any "winnings", and move on. The ride here has ended. Every good thing comes to an end and your end is here. Why is that so difficult to understand? There are more shorts out there, BETTER shorts. Just cover and move on. AAPL isn't going to $300 not matter how much you hope it does. Falling in love with a stock is dangerous, yes, but so is having a bitter hatred for one. Use your brains.