Hi everyone, I just finished writing the first draft of my first book, a mistery/sci-fi/romance short novel around 36,000 words. There's a thing that's been bugging me and I'd like some guidance as I'm really new to *serious* writing. The whole story takes place in a very linear way, in a span of about a month and a half. There is no prologue, it starts with the main character having a dream in present time, that leads him into a misterious journey. The thing is, right after what would be the end of the story, I have to insert a flashback that gives explanation to a couple of loose ends, because if I don't do that, the reader might not actually figure out what has actually happened, and why. I keep the reader in the shades the whole time, trying to figure out why some stuff is happening, and I only tell them right at the last minute, by using a flashback that goes back to one year before the start of the first chapter. This is the approach that I like the most and I think it works well. The point is, the book is seven chapters long, which all take place in a sequential order in the present time, plus this flashback. In the begining I just called this flashback 'epilogue', but then I figured that an epilogue shouldn't be talking about things that happened in the past, and it could misled the reader into thinking those things are happening after the seventh chapter. But I wouldn't say that this flashback is the eighth chapter. So I'm having a hard time thinking of a way to insert this flashback bit after the seventh chapter, right at the end of the book. How do I call this? Is it a new chapter? I need to make sure that people understand that the time frame has shifted to the past. I've seen this done in movies and I like how it works, but I don't have any available book references that use this technique. Can I get some insight?