Your character is going to recieve some huge news. Write a story with clear foreshadowing in the lead-up to the pivotal reveal.
Plan ahead! Foreshadowing may allow your readers to guess what might be about to happen, or to look back and see clues they missed along the way.
Once upon a time, in a country now unknown to us, a young woman named Annie rushed through the pouring city rain, her thin shoes slipping on the cobbles, wet coat heavy against her legs. Carriages clattered by, splashing her as well.
She had to be back to the prison by 7:00 or the doors would be locked and she’d spend the night on the streets, again.
Twenty minutes left — would there be time? ...
Crack. Tiny twigs crunched under Connor’s sneakers. Miller HiLite burned in his throat. Connor’s eyes adjusted to the forest darkness. This was all Zeke’s idea. Every town has its legends. Jannertown had Bloody Mary, a witch who was hanged and burnt and buried in these woods. To hang with Zeke and his crew I had to prove I was bad ass. I had to find Bloody Mary’s grave and drive a penknife through...
Looking back it’s strange to think that it happened that day. It’s strange to think it happened at all, but still you expect some clues along the way, or some foreshadowing. That day was ridiculously normal. Even more on the bad normal side since I stepped into to dog shit. Maybe that was the clue?
I went to the supermarket. I scrolled through my phone. I read the news. Nothing unusual of the so...
I was shaking in my boots with nervousness, I glanced at the calendar marked with a big red circle. It was coming up in two days. So close I could almost taste it. My mom keeps asking me about, popping in every other moment see if there were any changes. I wasn’t sure if I was ready for my life to change, but I would be devastated if it was anything else. My alarm sounded though I had already been...
It was my day. It was going to be the best day ever. Because of that, nothing could ever get in my way. Dad said I could go to the mall and buy anything that I wanted! It surely wasn’t going to be his day after I used his card on everything in sight! Watch out mall, Terrance was coming for you!
I fumbled down the stairs, almost tripping down the last step. I looked left to see my dad sitting in f...
“Mickey did you heard about Shawn moving to Cali”
“No, ever since we broke up I have been narrowing my focus on myself more”
“Do you want to know more about your ex’s recent escapades?”
“No, I would have love to have closure after the breakup but somethings just don’t need explanations”
“I just wonder sometimes”
“Where did the love go
When he was l...
Shuffling through a darkened void of memories, a light appears as a breath of passage through this cavern of dreams. From a pupil spec appears a grande looking glass bursting the reflections of gas and stars, gifting me with a full bodied euphoria. An orgasmic vibration shakes as I lift my arm to feel such beauty that quickly fades as I flex my fingers. This beautiful high, now replaced by a dying...
Martha sat down, her back straight, on the centennial chair facing the jury. Her fists were hidden behind her back, holding the note tightly. The three aged men were silent as she settled down, for what seemed to be enough time for a star to be formed. Breaking the taught silence, the middle man offered a perfunctory sentence. They had found they suspected the research was not original. The data ...
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