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Looking for Story Idea…

This writer could use a little help with an idea… What would make for a compelling reason for a character to come back to their hometown and have to stay for a few months. I’m trying to not make it so obvious a reason for her to stay. Perhaps the reason of needing to come home is obvious (a sick parent, funeral, wedding, etc). But, I want the reason she needs to stay to be not so contrived… I’ve already done the injured parent needing care in Beneath Everything. So, I want to avoid caretaking as a reason… I haven’t even decided at this early stage if I want her to be happy or unhappy living in the current town she had to leave for this reason. If you have suggestions, please chime in!