During flashback scenes in The Stars My Redemption, I’ve made use of a device I first encountered in IT by Stephen King.
Here’s a picture I took from my own dog-eared copy.
I’ve used a dash with mine to indicate where one sentence in the now is breaking into a sentence of then.
I just wanted to illustrate that our writing style comes from all sorts of places. All over the shop, so to speak. As writers we beg borrow and steal from the best, I like to think. And King’s one of them.