Your protagonist finds an object early in the story that becomes important later on.
Incorporate this foreshadowing subtly in the beginning, so its significance becomes a revelation.
Ever since I was old enough to remember, my main goal in life was to be normal. Who knew that would be the biggest backfire of the century.
My mother always talked about how I would be this amazing leader. That someday I would be brave and daring, saving lives and being front and center in the spotlight, with the world singing my praises. She wouldnt talk about him much, but my dad was the same ...
I heard laughter from your side of the room.
You whispered with your friend.
Giggled about some inside joke.
I wondered what you were talking about,
But I felt uneasy.
Because unless someone has an obvious character flaw,
Or they rub me the wrong way from the beginning,
I make the mistake of caring what they think.
Especially in this case,
With all the forced proximity.
It wasn’t all that intere...
We continued to walk through the stalls of the market. The smells of food wares and sounds of kitchen utensils filled the air. There were fabric vendors with brightly colored skeins varying from silk to wool. An ale cart was parked at a corner where the market turned onto a different path.
My mouth watered at the thought of enjoying a cool cup of bubbly ale as I stared at the barrel.
He stands there,
His legs light and his arms heavy.
Closing his eyes as
The wind combs his hair and
Brush against his face.
He felt his hair fall strand by strand and
His body agonizingly melt liquid smooth.
The winter flowers — roses, snowdrops, cyclamen covered in snow.
He held a silver filigree pendant necklace with Jets, the only thing shining, up to the moon.
His only thought, “Wha...
A young man is walking home from school one day. It is a typical day for him. He finished school for the day, is walking home to an empty house. For as long as he has been in school his mom and dad have always worked. He waas told never to tell anyone he would be or is home alone. He thought he would make his way home, have a snack, and then watch tv. He never did homeowrk until at least one paren...
I didn’t rhink much of it when I bought it. It was beautiful of course but it was just jewelry.
I bought the charm bracelet at a local market when I was in Egypt.
It was stunning, so I bought it. There were 5 charms on it.
The eye of Horus: represents healing
The Isis knot: represents protection
The ankh: represents life
A scarab: represents power
An obelisk: representing royalty
Just my luck it ...
On a quiet dusty backward, trail of grass and dirt
I was hiking with a friend, and she fell and got hurt
As I picked her up, out of the dirty muddy ground
The dirt was flying, and rocks rolling all around
Something bright and shiny, caught both of our eyes
Grabbing the secret item to hide, looking around for spies
Hike was over and we were back, to the vehicle car
Looking at the metal historic ...
We always watch tv. My siblings and I. The TV is controlled by our maid, who doesn’t speak or move or eat. She does what we tell her to do.
“Hey maid,” Teddy said, “Why do you take care of us. It’s pointless it’s not like you help anyway.”
She didn’t reply. She never does. Shes ungrateful that we give her a job that will last her lifetime. Mary throws the remote at her, launching the battery s...
Annalee was gifted a special necklace right before her mother’s passing. A small danity necklace with a key hanging from the small chain. Annalee never gave much attention to the gift she was gifted. She just wore it because her mother had given it to her. It came a day were it was time for Annalee to clean out her mother’s home. While Annalee was in her mother bedroom she found a unique box under...
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Start a story in one genre, and then switch half way to another, whilst keeping the story in tact.
A twist in the plot or a change in the characters could help to seamlessly shift the genre.
Write a story that unfolds in reverse order.
Begin with the ending and work backwards, revealing how the final situation came to be.