Today's writing prompt will work to develop foreshadowing through the use of a sunrise or sunset. But as you write it, don't use the word sunrise or sunset. Instead, I challenge you to show it -- show whether it is morning or evening.
What Is Foreshadowing in Writing?
Today's Writing Prompt
Beyond vampire stories the sun can still be used for foreshadowing. If the sun rises brightening fog that lays like a shroud over a tiny village, the word "shroud" creates an eerie sense that something could go wrong in that tiny village. Or that something has already gone wrong and is still hidden beneath the shroud.
Likewise, if the sun sets behind a bank of dark storm clouds lined up like an enemy army, it offers a hint that the night could be filled with trouble. But it doesn't have to portend trouble or danger. Foreshadowing can also be a way to introduce a lighthearted or happy scene. For instance, the way the morning rays of sunlight dance like petals of color on the surface of the small lake foreshadows something more playful, or happy.
Write a scene that incorporates a sunrise or sunset and an element of foreshadowing of things to come.
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