...is a literary device in which an author drops hints early in the plot as to what will develop later. Is there foreshadowing in real life events? You be the judge...
Just eight days ago I posted a picture of Zachary after a haircut. I titled this post, "Christmas Cut and a Lollipop Treat." Of course I meant haircut, but many commenters remarked that they thought Zachary had cut himself, some even imagined a trip to the emergency room, and many thought the lollipop was to comfort him after his injury. Well...
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Poor little Zachary had a trip to the emergency room tonight after he fell in the breezeway and hit his head on concrete. He split his forehead open and it was clear, right away, that he would need stitches. He received three stitches and--please note-- a lollipop treat to comfort him afterward.
"You were very brave." I told him later.
"Thank you Mama," he replied, "You were very brave, too."
Well, I tried to be.