Hello! I was wondering whether that would be a good start for a short story. I'm totally a beginner and this is my first short story so I'm hard pushed But absolutely I'm so eager to hear what I could improve. I fully understand that critique is the best way to improve. Thanks in advance! Tom woke up and stretched himself as luxuriously as he could. His mom, Lucia, called him for the breakfast, and then she told him that an anonymous person had left a package with Tom’s name written on it in front of the flat door. Tom did not really wonder who was that anonymous, because he used to get different presents wrapped and put in funny packages from his friends whom he had known via Facebook. Shortly afterwards, the silence prevailed while eating until the mother broke it by telling that she was going to be late that night. No questions were posed by Tom concerning the reason why his mother would not be home at the usual time. Instead, he left to his college but had kissed Lucia goodbye before that.