I want to start like when this girl is handing out Candy to the kids on Halloween. When she finished she went up stairs to brush her teeth and then she heard something. I just need a starter so I get get into more detail in the story. Thank you!
It's important when setting a scene of any kind to play to readers' emotions and create an image, so your story can play in their mind's eye while reading. The best way to practice doing this is by incorporating each of the senses into your story, starting with the introduction. What did she hear "thumping" around outside or down stairs? Did she smell something strange that alarmed her? Did she feel something scary in her house... her bathtub eerily and strangely overflowing so she walked into the bathroom stepping on the unusually wet floor? Did she see an image (of a shadow, a person, a zombie) in the mirror behind while brushing her teeth or a person climbing through the bathroom window? Taste may not work here at this point in the story, but may come later unless her toothpaste creepily tasted like candy or brains or_____... did the intruder or monster switch it out when she wasn't looking?