The Foundling is a prologue to a longer story I’ve written. A prologue is an introduction to a story. It can take place just before the main events of a story, or long before anything else happens in the story. It can take place during events in the actual story, or even near the end. Prologues don’t have to happen before the story’s beginning, but they should be interesting and make the reader want to know what happens next.
For this week’s prompt, look at a story you’ve already written (or write one you’ve been thinking about) and write a prologue for it. Is there something important you want readers to know about one of the characters? Is there an event readers should know about that isn’t mentioned in the rest of the story? One of the interesting things about prologues is that, even if the rest of the story is about one character, the prologue can be about (and even show the thoughts of) another character.