I am going to be writing a fantasy story, out of what I feel is a necessity... It seems like the easiest way to get my point across to readers, or for my to exorcise my inner demons so to speak. The idea is this hero has become lazy, and no longer wants to save the world. He feels this time the threat is too much. He sits around at his home, doing hobbies, while monsters still terrorize the neighboring villages. He will turn on his TV, or read in his newspaper, or whatever, and he notices the monster is still killing people. Not too surprising. The whole idea of this story is supposed to be a demonstration of "Ignore the problem, the problem still exists." Not much will happen in the story on the surface. The underlying theme is supposed to be more subtle. This is where I'm running into a brick wall. I've not actually moved on past the brainstorming part here because I'm not sure how to continue. How do you effectively write a story without beating something into a reader's head? I'm not as talented as I want to be. Any ideas?