There are times when we want to be left alone. We’re stressed out after a hard day at work or we’re working on a project that demands our complete concentration.
When someone intrudes, we might get angry, upset, frustrated.
We wish for the “Do Not Disturb” sign, to post on our computer desk or in our study. That way our kids, spouse, phone callers will leave us alone.
Your task is to write a story in which your protagonist wants nothing more than to be left alone.
Give him a task that requires concentration. It could be yardwork, repairing an appliance or tool, writing a report or reading a book.
Bring in characters who try to break into the solitude, then make sure that the protagonist reacts appropriately. Obviously, there should be serenity at first, the intrusion, and then the feelings of anger or frustration.
Setting and dialogue are critical here.
Have fun with this one.