anonymous
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Anyone here able to give me ideas for a short story about not belonging? Well, I have thought of some but just don't know where to start. I have thought of writing about a man who does not belong in a nursing home..but it's not working out well. Any help would be appreciated!
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anonymous
  • anonymous
How about a colorful man who wanders into a black and white world? like a cartoon?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Lol, it has be realistic..
anonymous
  • anonymous
LOL an old man forced to go to a rock concert! haha perfect

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LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Hi there, what were your ideas?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well, an old man not belonging in a nursing home or a man whose family have past away and he is forced to go into a nursing home all of my ideas are stupid tho.
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Hmm...how about a man whose family doesn't want to carry the "burden" of taking care of him and put him in a nursing home? and he feels like he doesn't belong to the family anymore?
anonymous
  • anonymous
A nice one! But I need a complication hmm..
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
If you're allowed to have a happy ending, you could have him fit into a new family in the nursing home, a family made up of some kids (or other elderlies) that visit and interact with him
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Complication?
anonymous
  • anonymous
A short story has to have a complication.
anonymous
  • anonymous
What about a man, whose wife has past away and he is on his way to a nursing home. So, he has to leave a place that he belongs. WOuld that be good?
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Hmm, that's good too :D So he technically has the "new school jitters"
anonymous
  • anonymous
I don't know. I'm not good with writing stories but I have to :( But still stuck..so he is at the house for the last time of his life..what would he do there? reminisce?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Or he decides to not to leave the house..what would be the complication?
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
by complication you mean the problem or the twist in the story?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Complication as in the problem that the protagonists faces.
anonymous
  • anonymous
A story has to have an orientation, complication, resolution.
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Mmk so yea, the orientation is him remembering all those dents and scratches throughout the house and he listens to the familiar tap of his can hitting the wood floors and the problem is he doesn't want to leave a home he belongs in and move to a home that's unfamiliar and different and strange...and the resolution is him not going ^_^ or whatever you decide
anonymous
  • anonymous
And in a short story apparently the complication should be at the beginning.
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
How about having him say it softly and yea it's awesome :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm thinking of making the man a pessimist and feel hopeless. Then at the end he is an omptimist and sees the world in a new dimension.
anonymous
  • anonymous
What else should I wrote for the intro?
anonymous
  • anonymous
write**
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
That's a good idea, so for the intro... “We are troubled to have landed on this earth, a purgatory of eternal sufferings.” The old man said softly, while gazing out of the window. His tired eyes shifted to a deep gash in the wall. He smile to himself faintly, remembering how that gash got there. and now explain how it got there :p
anonymous
  • anonymous
Nice! One more thing, sorry to bother you. I have to write another story as well, so what if I write about a story about a girl who visits her old school..but feels as though she does not belong in the playground.. WOuld that be good?
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
lol it's no problem, I love writing...Mmm that doesn't really work...how about...she visits her old school and everything's changed and she doesn't understand how things work anymore and maybe some of her friends have moved on and don't even remember/recognize her and she feels that she doesn't belong?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hm, nice one. thanks!
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Yup yup! ^_^ PM me if you have more questions
anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright, thank you for your time. Hopefully, my story would go well :)
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Mhm! ^_^
anonymous
  • anonymous
@LifeIsADangerousGame: I need more help..how would I describe him tired and coughing after him saying something?
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
"Blahblahlbalhalhlhahah," He wheezed, his lungs weary from the cold that relentlessly racked his body. "No rest for the weary I guess."
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you! What about him feeling hopeless? How can I decribe hopeless in a paragraph?
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
Hmm.. He grunted, shaking his head. With Merideth gone, he didn't find it in him to stay in a house that was so full of her. He would miss the sound of the dishes clinking together in the soapy dishwater as she would wash them. He would miss the smell of pancakes with homemade fries and bacon wafting up the stairs to *nice word* his nose. This really is hopeless. He thinks with a unhappy sigh. I could never live here, knowing it would be just me.
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
How about that? Sorry it took so long, answering two questions at the same time
anonymous
  • anonymous
That is a good one..I will write it in my second paragraph how can i decribe him hopeless for not being able to say things properly due to his old age
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
hmm have him be like..He grunted (again). In his old age he was often frustrated at constantly being lost for the words he wanted to use. Just another thing to add onto the list of why he couldn't stay. Meradeth always knew the word he wanted, but now she was gone and he was always so...*word*
anonymous
  • anonymous
goood oneee! :D ty :)
LifeIsADangerousGame
  • LifeIsADangerousGame
yup yup

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