"The next time someone wants me to keep a secret, I'll do something easy instead--like baptize a cat."
Here's what the deciding judge (a young reader who knows her stuff) said: "It came to me as funny in an ironic sense, and I'd love to know what the secret was and what happened! That would be my first choice . . . "
Okay, Mike. Send me your opening chapter. I look forward to reading it and offering a critique.