I'm having a minor problem with my story. It's a horror story and it begins at the end of the story with the narrator sitting his wife down and telling her about the horrible night he just survived. Then the scene switches and the story starts at the beginning. However, rather than be told as if addressing his wife it addresses the reader. At the end it will switch back and the narrator will finish the story addressing his wife. I would carry the whole story though with him telling the tale to his wife but there is a lot of information that she would have known and I am unable to put it in that way. Does this seem kind of choppy? I will give you a quick example: ...Taking a moment to pour myself a cup of tea, I then held her hand in my own and began to tell her of the sinister events from last night. * * * My story begins six months ago, on a day that would have been forgotten by most and remembered by few as simply a very normal day. For me however, this was the day where I would seal my fate and set myself up for horrors not meant for this world. At the time however, I considered it one of the greatest days of my life. I guess what I'm asking is how does this come across to you? I really want to write it as if it is the MC telling his wife a story, but I also need to include information that his wife would already know. Should I begin the second part by directly addressing the reader with something like: Now, my dear reader, before I can tell you what I told Margret I must fill you in on the background to my story. Any feedback is appreciated.