I want to keep a suspense at the beginning of a story. How do I do it? Should I stress on 1) on my characters by using THEY since the readers does no who THEY is/are. 2) the topic/plot 3) the time/place/era/ or all? This is one of my opening lines They started to walk fast towards the nearest cafe they spotted as they crossed the road. They needed to get to a phone as quickly as possible as everything depended on it. They had no idea who was going to be answering it or why. The number they got throught the letter box was unexpecetd but all the same worth trying. They had about 15minutes to make the phone call then decide what to do next.