“‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.”
Ah, what is a hint?
An intimation or allusion? Could it be a mention, a whiff, a shadow or a whisper? Perhaps it might be described as a foreshadowing?
Too menacing? Perhaps not…
Isn’t a shadow also a hint, a foretelling, of what is about to emerge?
Hints can be enticing, seductive, compelling, evocative, dreamy.
Maddening. Delightful. Full of promise. Yes, that’s it. Fun. Even better.
Every writer uses them. Why shouldn’t I? Enjoy!