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How can I show potty failure in a story without being too graphic?

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queenieAG Queenie from Alternate timeline Relationship Status: Robosexual
Aug 23rd 2022 at 6:32:42 AM

In one story I am writing, a character has way too much alcohol and ends up needing to use the bathroom. Trouble is, neither bathroom is suitable for them (they are NB), and so they have to hold it. However, they can't hold it, and they end up wetting themselves. However, I do not want to make it too graphic, while making it clear what happened. How can I do this?

SeptimusHeap Christmas worms from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Aug 23rd 2022 at 6:35:22 AM

Well, the way to be not overly graphical is to avoid going to more details than are needed to indicate what is going on. "Wet feeling", "dark patch on trousers" etc. would be my way of doing this.

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TitanJump Relationship Status: Singularity
Aug 23rd 2022 at 6:36:01 AM

Leave him a post-it note on the fridge the next day, scribbled "Need new Pants: ASAP!"

And a laundry basket in the bathroom, sealed up with ridiculous amounts of duct-tape.

Let the character and the readers connect the dots from there.

Edited by TitanJump on Aug 23rd 2022 at 3:37:22 PM

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Aug 24th 2022 at 7:22:25 AM

Just don't depict it in a way that an h-creator or erowriter would. Don't write it to entice or arouse. Write it as comedic, unfortunate or sudden. Don't be a whizzard, basically.

Write your story.
Dec 18th 2022 at 11:25:51 AM

Honestly, the warm trickle down one leg is rather enough to inform the audience of what's going on without having to get creepy about things.

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