Hey guys, Merlin here. Here's a kind of premise for my story that I'm working on. Now, how do I begin my story with an opening that'll drag readers in from the get go? I have several beginnings in mind, some more dramatic than others: Opening One: A prologue that focuses on a dogfight in space above Earth, involving Scott's spaceship getting shot down by the invaders. Potential Problems: I have no experience writing dogfights, and going undetected by the humans below could cause a problem. Opening Two: Scott rescuing Naomi/Luke from bullies. Potential Problems: Has the possibility of being cheesy and therefore uninteresting. If possible, I want to avoid the cheese. Opening Three: Scott sitting next to Naomi on the bus to college or in a college lesson. Potential Problems: Too boring, could be cheesy and doesn't really grab the audience's attention. Opening Four: Going home from a gig, Naomi finds herself attacked by bounty hunters believing her to be what Scott has transformed into. Scott manages to save Naomi, but has to give her a memory pill to make her forget the experiences with the aliens. Potential Problems: Kind of similar to the first episode of Torchwood, potential to be cheesy. Opening Five: Any other suggestions that you may come up with. Hope this is enough information for you, and if not - I can always expand if you want.