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mayflower988
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Hi, I'm just starting out on my first serious writing attempt. I'm having some trouble figuring out how the story will end, and I think it might help for me to get to know my character better. So here goes:

My name is Eva. For the past ten years, I have lived in a convent, harbored by a group of kind nuns. Now I've decided it is time for me to leave the safety of St. Joseph's. I fled to the convent out of fear of men, evil men. I was afraid to fall prey to them and what they might do to me. Now I'm tired of living in fear. I'm lonely. The sisters are kind, but I long for a normal life with a family of my own. I understand if you might have questions. Ask them. Perhaps they will help us both.

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How old were you when you fled to the convent? How old are you now?

Would a nunnery be named after St. Joseph?

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Eva: I was 14 when I arrived. Now I am 24.

Mayflower: Yes, I chose that name because I stayed at a convent called St. Joseph's in Indonesia for two months. I thought it was strange, too, that they would name it after Joseph. However, if you think it might distract people from the story, I can change it.

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Second obvious question would be who are these men and is there any reason they would be after you?

Do you have family, friends ? Or are you just heading out with to a world of strangers?

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I don't know who they are. I just know they're out there. I don't know what their reasons are. All I know is that my sister was hurt by one of them and I narrowly escaped being hurt by a group of them.

I have family, I just need to find them. Before coming to the convent, I lived with my parents, sister and brother.

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Took me too long to get back here.


But does that mean you were captured and then escaped? And does your family know you are still alive?

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No, what happened was that my sister was violated by a strange man. Then one day after that, I saw a group of men outside a tavern studying me, leering at me. They had a greedy look in their eyes. I froze for a second, then I took off running for home. I left for the convent the next day.

Yes, my family knows I am alive. We write letters, even though it takes a long time for the letters to arrive. You see, I usually have to wait until an outsider comes to the convent, such as a traveling merchant or the man who does repair work for the sisters, then if the outsider is going in the direction of my hometown, I can give him whatever letters I have for my family. Then I just have to trust that they get there.

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