I am very new to this. I have read a lot about writing both here and elsewhere. Conflict seams to be the thing that drives the story. I can see the logic in it, but there must be other ways to make a story interesting. I am at the moment trying to write a short (5000-6000 words) about a girls first kiss. I see no real way to get any real conflict into this, of course there are minor backlashes on the path but raising the stakes, constructing sub conflicts are things I can't get into this. Is it because the typ (romance) and the short format that I can't see how to make it conflict driven?