Fifty Words on Fifty Definitions of Flash
(definitions from Dictionary.com)
16. Obsolete. the cant or jargon of
thieves, vagabonds, etc.
One of the challenges of
flash is get readers to identify with characters in a short time; also it’s how
to place readers within a different world when there’s no time to do it. Every
group has its own way of talking; every person has his/her own way of
expressing things. Use the particularities or “cant” of speech to get readers
immersed and identified.