First off I'd like to say this is my first post so sorry if it's in the wrong area, or poorly explained or whatever. So I have this story I'm writing with setting, characters, and a broad idea of where I want it to go but I can't seem to think of an actual conflict for the life of me. Setting: Real world so nothing too supernatural or whatever. Small town in the state of Monatana in the US. Modern day. Quick Summary: 18 year old Kaine and his 15 year old sister Beatrice run away from their abusive father (driven to alcohol addiction after the death of his wife) and find themselves in the small town of Harlem, Montana. Kaine manages to land a job at a post office and Beatrice is going to enroll in the local high school. Kaine tries his best to keep their identities/past a secret as he feels that he is an adult who can take care of himself and his sister. The two being homeless are currently staying in an abandoned barn on the outskirts of the town. Kaine: Depressed, not good with people, completely broken from the abuse he lacks any sort of optimism and considers the only good in the world to come from Beatrice, who stays optimistic. Beatrice: Constantly thinking and telling stories in her head as a way of escaping reality, this results in her usually being happy as well as zoned out, her optimism fascinates Kaine. She also acts a bit younger than she really is and along with Kaine, lacks very good social skills. Conflict Thoughts: I've considered the 2 getting mixed up with the abuse story of some other character, perhaps they stumble upon something that. I have also seriously considered how the father may come looking for them and he eventually finds them or something along those lines, the only problem there being I don't know how I would stretch that out or what to do after or whatever. So, yea. I don't really know if people here answer that kinda stuff or whatever but if help is possible, it'd be nice. P.S. It's late and I'm tired so lord knows if any of that made sense.