I’m currently brainstorming a new story called “Deep Breaths”. It’s about a 40 year old woman named Magnolia. She’ll go by Maggie, though. Maggie has a very severe panic disorder.
The story will open with Maggie in an airport, reading a piece of paper. She’s looking for her 8 year old niece, who does not yet have a name, who has Cystic Fibrosis and is visiting for a year, to see if the change in weather can be beneficial to her health. The niece is very upbeat and optimistic, and just a generally very happy soul.
I chose to write about Cystic Fibrosis because it makes it difficult for the individual to breathe properly, just like panic disorders can.
I’m still working out the plot, but it revolves mostly around the niece’s CF and the aunt-niece relationship.
What should I name the niece? And could you see yourself reading this?