Thank you for taking the time to help.
Problem: I have such a difficult time defining ‘themes.’
Background: In my short story, each family member does something self-indulgent. For example, dad drinks excessively, son eats too much candy, mom exercises excessively. Overall, each family member has a vice that they turn to for pleasure.
Question: What is my story’s main theme? Pleasure? Self-indulgence? Vices? How would I define it? Please note, this short story may turn into a short film. Not sure if that matters.