DELAY THE APPEARANCE OF THE MAIN CHARACTER
Sometimes it’s a problem to create enough suspense in a short story to keep the reader engaged. An interesting way to do this is to delay the appearance of your main character until quite far into the story. This follows on from yesterday’s prompt where you kept your protagonist off-sceen. This time, however, you can build them up and then allow them to take the stage.
How does this feel? Better? Did you keep the tension going even after the character appeared?
Keep Your Main Character In The Wings