In the last post, I tried to compare shaping a story to focusing a camera, beginning, say, close up to a person or place and then pulling back to show the context or wider setting.
You could also do the reverse, as above: there's a stone patio, a stone wall and dense trees beyond. What sort of place is this? What might happen here? Then move in a little closer:
Guess you've got to write the story to find out . . .