First, I'm new to the forum and new to writing creatively in general, though I have been writing academically for years. My question is about using a flashforward opening. I have read that this can be both well and poorly done but I am trying it out for a piece of creative nonfiction. My concern is not so much how to implement a flashforward opening well, but what to do with the scene being flashforwarded when the narrative actually gets to that point later in the piece? Should I completely copy it, summarize it, or does it work to retain only a key phrase/sentence or two? I realize different pieces can call for different approaches, I am just wondering what the general consensus is for handling the scene later in the work from which the flashforward is taken. I appreciate anyone who takes the time to help. Thanks all!