I am trying to write a story that a little bit like Stephen Kings Misery, but I can't pull it of. The problem is that one character is more powerful than the other, and therefore there can't be a meaningful conflict. Misery worked, even if it's a bit boring it worked, but I'm not sure how. The boring thing is that it didn't have enough characters and one of the main characters was rather limited, sometimes falling into a trance and stopped working. In my story there's a rich - or at least moderately well to do - woman who meets a guy, maybe on a fetish dating site, I'm not sure. Well anyway she meets him and then keeps him captive in a secret basement. The basement is in a Faraday Cage, so you can't communicate, but there is a wireless network there. The woman gives the man a laptop with linux on it, but the bios setup menu is protected with a password and obviously he doesn't get to be root user. He gets to be a very limited user, he can't even list what processes, others than those he started, that are running. So she's monitoring every key that he types. When he tries to go online he's able to surf, but not post comments. She's able to communicate with him by for instance appearing on screens or on projectors in the basement, also there are speakers in there, so she can speak to him, or maybe play some music. There's a toilet and she feeds him through a food elevator that's disguised as a garbage disposal chute. There are doors in the basement and they're all locked and she controls them, so she's able to control where he goes to some extent. Basically I'm wondering how I can make the story interesting. I want it to have that captive ingredient from Misery, but I don't want one of the main characters to look like a pig. And she has to be as normal as possible, beside the little kink that she's got a prisoner. If you have a prisoner I think it becomes less deranged if there's less risk of escape.