Some gifts aren’t under your tree. Some get delivered.
Leaving my favorite bakery last week, I opened the door for a silver-haired granny.
“Hello, would you like to go in?” I asked.
“I need some men!”
“What did you have in mind?” I blurted.
“My husband slipped. He’s on the sidewalk.”
I pointed at two males waiting to leave. “I need help. Someone fell.”
They nodded and followed.
A half-block away, we found one man resting on his back. He looked like an inverted, shell-down turtle.
The three of us righted the fallen one.
My bounty that day wasn’t limited to a tasty apple fritter. You say you can’t create an interesting character who has a way with words? Take a moment and listen. Opening lines are everywhere!