Ok I think this concept is called a prologue. The idea is I have a story concept about a character. To establish the normal as well as start the book I was thinking of using this other scene. I originally created this scene as a short story. I thought I could use it as an opening. I wonder if this is bad? Ok context. The scene I think is a prologue is about a girl named Jackie. It is about her going on a rampage at a random event. The book is about her getting called home and witnessing a murder that inspires her to stay home. Meaning the concepts of the original opening rampage become moot and pointless plot wise. The goal was establishing her as well as being fun. Rampage is fun. The worry is the story is kind of long. Like 7k. Is that too long for a concept like this? Movies and books do start like this right? I remember someone said Indiana Jones is a good example it starts with an unrelated action scene. Thoughts?