The plastic blanketing the pinata flapped ominously in the wind. It was a sodden day of rain on Ometepe Island. Fifty empty plastic chairs circled the pinata predicting a brewing storm over the volcano.
A sickly light, like yellowed old toenails, slanted over the steep sides of the volcano, sprinkling the birthday cake with bad omens, foreshadowing the celebration day of Hyron’s second year of life.
The children comforted forlorn Hyron, optimistically promising him that the storm would pass quickly.
Giant bottle rockets soared over the dark clouds, signaling the little ones to ready themselves for the dance of the pinata.
In hindsight, we should have realized that not even a threatening storm foretells the ruin of a pinata party in Nicaragua. Quite the opposite, it forecasts a grand celebration in the life of a brand new two-year old.
The synonyms for foreshadow are italicized in my Boding Birthday Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow. Take a peek, but I’m warning you..you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. Many talented photographers await in the wind.