Putting your characters into situations where they are faced with difficult decisions is a great way to add tension to your work. Remember, tension doesn’t mean mystery. It means setting up a question in the reader’s mind (Will he? Will she? Will they?) and then drawing out as far as possible the answer to that question. That’s what keeps readers turning pages.
You are a Tarot Card reader. A young woman comes in for a reading. You read a very perilous future in her cards. What do you tell her? Can you be honest with her? If so, how does she react? Your 10 minutes start now.
How did your character handle this situation?