Through the course of their story, your characters may become trapped, even for a little while. The shorter the story, the more they may fixate on simply being free. Compare their being trapped to the goals you set for them. Are the goals you set for them and their entrapment antithetical? The types of entrapment your characters can endure can be as complex as you can imagine. Being trapped can be both physical and conceptual. The best course of storytelling may involve elements of their world closing in around them and slowly eliminating their choices. As you begin to imagine the characters in a physical environment, there may be benefit to imagining them locked in a building or even an elevator simply to begin to explore their problem solving capability and their uniqueness. There may be more enrichment to imagining them locked into a deal from which they cannot escape. They may have a legal quandary, they may have agreed to a ruthless bargain.
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