But one of my favorite of my own stories -- The Crush -- has that nugget right up front. It is the first sentence of the piece:
What would you do if your wife told you she had a crush on another man and that she wanted to act on it?That is all the story began with. But then I asked myself, well, what kind of woman would say this? And why? What sort of relationship is this where she would say it? And the characters and story just grew out of those questions.
Btw, Annie, the main character in the Crush stories is one of my favorite of my slutty wives, especially in her version of the story (one of the few I've written from the female POV).
At some point I want to check back in with Annie...