When we meet people, or even sometimes after we’ve known them for a long time, we don’t always know what they are dealing with. Emotional issues, health issues, financial or interpersonal problems can be very private matters for some people.
Think of 13 on House M.D. She has Huntington’s Disease. She tried to keep the information to herself, but House did what House does best–diagnosed her disease. But in all ways, she’d rather keep that information to herself.
So for today’s prompt, think of things that would/could result if your main character (or someone close to your main character) has a hidden illness or emotional issue. What do they do to keep that information to themselves? Do others find out anyhow? How does you character react if/when that happens?
And sorry for the prolonged silence this week. It’s been insane at work with our largest magazine of the year, and I’ve crashed when I’ve gotten home instead of–you know–writing.