Hey guys, I'm reading some books on showing, and description, and read about writing in present and future tense. I generally write in past tense. Not sure how to write in present tense, or rather, to combine the two, however I've been practicing with future tense. He grabbed the unbroken food items and a couple of kitchen knives. They felt solid enough to stab one of these creatures, and he handed one to Clair. Clair looks at the knife. “I can’t, I’ve never killed anyone.” The idea of stabbing someone sends her stomach lurching and she gags, causing goose bumps to race from her feet right up to the top of her scalp. Later that day, she’ll have to. Or risk losing the one person she cares about. Right now, though, the thought is too much for her to handle and she slips the knife through the back loop of her jeans. The cold metal resting against her flesh reminds her that it’s there. He took her hand, warm touch reassuring. “They’re not the people we knew Clair. We’re no longer innocent. As much as we want to be.” “Do … do you think they fought back?” Her eyes searched his, looking for approval. “I think they did.” His smile was thin-lipped, his eyes reflecting uncertainty. His mother was a strong independent women and he knew she would have gone down swinging. Clair's mother, on the other hand, had servants for the mundane tasks in life. He wondered how she would have coped. This is a scene from my novel that I've rewritten to foreshadow a future scene where Thomas' life is in danger and the only person who can save him is her, by killing a creature that's attacking him. The one paragraph is in present tense, and I think the rest are in past tense. Is that a good use of present tense, and does it flow well with the past tense on either side? Thanks!