Writing Challenge: What’s at stake?

In our blog post on Crafting Strong Openings, one of our tips was to establish the stakes for one of your characters in a provocative opening line with the “tell-all” method. Our example was:

“He needed a pregnant woman – and fast.”

This example is succinct, amusing, and intriguing! It establishes the hero’s goal, but leaves so many questions unanswered that we’re compelled to read on.

Your challenge this week: Sum up the stakes for your hero or heroine in one provocative, tell-all line. Post your opening line in the comments below between now and Sunday, July 22, 2018, and we’ll pick our Top 3 on Monday!