In medias res…

In medias res or medias in res (into the middle of things) is a Latin phrase denoting the literary and artistic narrative technique wherein the relation of a story begins either at the mid-point or at the conclusion, rather than at the beginning (cf. ab ovo, ab initio), establishing setting, character, and conflict via flashback and expository conversations relating the pertinent past. The main advantage of in media res is to open the story with dramatic action rather than exposition which sets up the characters and situation. (via: wiki)

What’s your favorite fic that employed this technique? (:

Send in links if you’ve used this technique yourself! ^^;;

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