Does anyone have an issue with flashbacks? If so, what is it? I've had two writers group meetings and several postings on other forums and the response to my work is somewhat puzzling. I don't think it's the flashback scene in general that is confusing and it is written in a manner where it's obvious it's past tense. Are people just hung up on linear storytelling or (apologies for the following) is the transition from past tense to present tense too much work for the mind to absorb?