I just reorganized the chapters in a story, providing a flash back, "Ten days previously," but when the story resumes, at the beginning of a new section, a reader complained about the apparent jump in time.
How does one flash forward in a story told in past tense that's set in the indeterminate future (no specific dates)? "Returning to the present"? "Back in the future?" "Shaking his head at his recollections (3 chapters worth)"?
I'll admit, I've never been a fan of flashbacks in stories, and thus have never really paid attention to the difference between good and bad techniques (they've always annoyed me when I encounter them), as such, I'm not sure how to handle the situation. Any suggestions?