I'm comfortable with the way my story flows, with one exception. Any time I have my character thinking, and try to merge that with a paragraph of exposition, it always reads like a train wreck (to me at least). Any tips or advice on how to improve this? Here's an example paragraph: There must have been an accident, his thoughts fumbled for an explanation. That damned fool Troika must have been doing those experiments of his again, and something went wrong. Troika was always shut away in his cabin, tinkering with things that were never meant to be tinkered with. Though, he did offer useful services to the villagers. He could fix anything that was broken: wagons, plows, bows, knives, and even items that seemed impossible to fix, like broken urns and burned documents. Troika called it a science. What was the word for it... alchemy?