Hello everyone!

One of my biggest weaknesses I think is the passage of time in my fiction. Yesterday, I wrote my first flash fiction ever, and I noticed that there are some problems that I'm not sure about how to solve. For example, the character is telling a story about how on that day she's going to cook something for her dad that was just released from prison. However, while she's cooking, she's also remembering what her mother used to cook for them and how that cooking influenced their family life.

How do I make it clear that she's remembering and that's not happening right now? I don't want to confuse the reader!

Help! I always mess up time in my story.

Thanks, everyone,

Every tip is appreciated it.