When someone says they going to do something, we expect them to follow through without endless nagging. This belief is formed during our childhood years. When a parent or guardian says, “I’ll be there in a minute,” we watch to make sure they appear. When they do not, our expectations change. We become jaded toward promises.
Depending upon how many times we have been disappointed by broken promises affects our outlook in life. Too much heartbreak feels like rejection.
Your task is to write a scene in which someone is promised a preferred outcome which never happens. You must include psychological and emotional details in order for the story to be compelling.
Reread. Does disappointment come through? If not, edit.
Have fun with this one.