Hi everyone, well a few days ago I finished my 12,800 word novelette. However I have a problem. This is the first line of my book: I’m burning waffles when they discover the body. After that first line my MC (she's a homicide detective) answers her ringing phone, where her work partner tells her they found a body. The problem is probably pretty obvious. Since the story is written in present tense, the MC wouldn't know they had the discovered the body until AFTER she answered the phone-call. I don't want to change to past tense, but I can't think of any other way to fix this. I could change the line to "I'm burning waffles when my phone rings" but I just don't feel it has the same 'hook'..... help??