How long is too long? I ask this because I'm writing a story and its prologue may end up being six to seven pages. I've been told to just make it Chapter One, but the problem I see with that is that the events in it happen before the actual story (1,200 years earlier) and set the tone for the story. It could make a separate novel by itself, if I were to detail everything before the event I wrote about. Also, the main story is the tale of another character and their struggle, while the prologue explains that individual's companion and how they came to be, so I still see it unfitting to include it within the entire story. What bothers me, though, is that I think I'm making it too long and I have rarely seen any (if there are any) prologues that long. I've seen a few three pagers, but not one of my length.