Basically I have a story idea going. So far I have the opening written up which describes the main character reminiscing about the death of someone very close to her. I want to tell the story of where she is now with long spurts four years in the past to explain how she got here, who she's mourning, and why she's basically become an emotional basket case since then. I have a scene coming up where she gets knocked unconscious and I was Thinking on using that as a jump back point, maybe like this: ~ month, year, location Introductory paragraphs Knocked unconscious ~ month, past year, location Then same format to jump back to the present, maintaining a similar theme throughout except the trigger might be a song or something like that. Is this bad? Is there a better (or preferred) way to write a parallel story?