With news of our government struggling to find common ground and resolve the pending debt crisis and the NFL and NBA struggling to come to an agreement it seemed apropos to create a romance writing prompt, aka story starter, on the topic. Only your story will be much more interesting than debt ceilings and CBAs.

Your heroine is a no holds barred, powerful, negotiator. She’s often brought in to being unions and other parties to their knees.

When she’s hired by one of the country’s largest companies to conduct hard ball negotiations with the owner of a smaller company she’s stunned to find that she’s not only met her match, she also for the first time in her life, isn’t sure she wants to win this one.

Start your story as your heroine enters the meeting room and comes face to face with him for the first time. What is her reaction? Let the sparks fly!