Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day was happy? Year after year nothing but good things cross your path. However, that isn’t realistic.
Because sadness hurts, we often push those memories so deep in our brains that they lie hidden. Until something or someone an event brings them forward.
There are endless possibilities. A betrayal. Broken heart. An abusive parent, sibling or spouse. Death. Destruction from fire, flood or earthquake.
Your task is to write a scene in which your character reveals her saddest event. Perhaps this is done through dialogue, for that would allow a give-and-take. Regardless of how you choose to write this, the important thing is that the reader feel the heartache, the despair.
This will not be a fun story to write as it might touch on events in your life.
Have fun with this one.