Is it true, as Momus
suggests, that there are "few tales which would not be improved by the
addition of the phrase 'suddenly, a shot rang out'"? Decide for
yourself as we alter the opening lines of . . .PETER PAN
by J. M. Barrie
All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. Suddenly, a shot rang out.
Love this suggestion. I have to say it. "In the beginning.... Suddenly, a shot rang out!"