Write a scene in which a character loses their dignity. Maybe a member of royalty trips and falls during a royal procession. Perhaps a prim and proper person is caught in a compromising position in a public restroom. Or possibly a graduate rubs the balding head of his assistant principal as he crosses the threshhold at graduation, a scene I recently witnessed at my brother’s high school graduation (he didn’t do the head-rubbing, though the guy who did received a high-five from his dad). Decide if the story is best told through first-person or third-person and who’s point of view the story is told from. For a bonus exercise, write the story a second time in the opposite point of view.
Write it up and see what happens.