Flashbacks

In writing today we’re told Flashbacks are out.  It’s a tired conveyance that many people overuse.  I say balderdash and Poppycock!

We’ve had flashbacks in our literature since we were small children.

“Once Upon a Time…. ”  remember that?

How about this one –

“A Long Time ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far, Away….”

Flashbacks are with us still, strong as ever.  It’s how the writer handles them that determines their effectiveness.