Foreshadowing

In writing, there’s a little trick called “foreshadowing.” It simply means to hint at something that will happen later in the story. As one of my high school English teachers liked to say, “If there’s a gun on the wall in the first act, you can bet it will go off by the third act.” This idea was really coined by the Russian playwright Anton Chekov.

I bring it up today because I found the January 2013 issue of Highlights at a local library, and inside was a hint of my upcoming article. I would post the picture here, but this new version of WordPress has a few kinks in it. Grrr!

Anyway, the picture “foreshadows” my upcoming article in the February issue! Actually, several people I know have already received their copies of the magazine. I am still awaiting my author’s copies, but I’ll post when I do. Just thought it was cool to see my article “foreshadowed” in the prior month’s issue.

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