Edit: pardon my spelling typo :redface: I've started with a prologue for my recent WIP, though I had no intention of doing so originally. The story is about a demon who is exiled from Hell for starting a war between two rival factions. The first chapter takes place on Earth in modern day, but when I began writing I felt like it was necessary for a preemptive flashback to let the reader know that this was not a regular person. Being that it's very short (around 500 words) and doesn't seem to fit in the logistical scope of the first several chapters... I just made it a prologue. So, are prologues really looked down upon by the reading and publishing world as much as I've heard? Should I just try to weave this scene in at a later point?