I've never set up a story this way before, but I wanted to give it a shot. Let me detail it now: Currently I am editing one short-story and the next one which I've begun to write out is going to be a bit of a 'peak' into the idea of my next novel. I'll write it first to see what everyone thinks of it and if the idea and characters are solid then I'll continue into writing a novel. The Idea: Two years ago during a cross-country flight from New York to Las Angeles International there is an electrical glitch which causes the plane to crash. Due to the amount of people who die during this event, the very aspect of Death comes to ensure that the many souls are guided properly to their eternal rest, while the Sister's of Fate are there to enjoy one of the many events that was foretold to play out. Death is annoyed by the way the sister's torment the souls of the dead and banishes them from it's sight. As Death prepares to leave it finds one soul still remains within the wreckage of the flight. As Death goes to free the soul it finds it's still within it's body, a young woman who survives the crash, but is about to die from the fire. As the helpless girl looks into the face of Death, the ancient finds itself hesitant to remove the woman's soul. Unable to understand why this is, and to punish the Sister's, Death rescues the woman and breaks Fate's design in the process. Ok so I wrote the above on the spot and I just NOW realized giving a snippet of the story-line is taking too long. Let me cut to the chase....Should I open the novel with this and then continue on with the story two years after the event??? Never done this so kind of wondering if it'd be alright. I don't want it to be a prologue as I always skip them and this is a major point in the story! As I said, a toned down version in the form of a short-story will be up later to see how well the idea works out in practice...For now just want some advice to mull over >.<!