Hello again all, I imagine the answer is a matter of preference, but I've been struggling with this for a few days and wanted some opinions. My story is about an impending apocalypse. The entire story is going to take place over 20 days. The first big decision comes in day four, and that is where the majority of the action is going to begin. My original intention was to start the story at the big decision, then back-fill the first four days as I move along. This is where the reader would learn what was happening, how it happened, why the decision was made, etc. It seems like it would add some mystery and intrigue, but at the same time might be confusing if the readers don't know what's going on. I also think the opening would be much more powerful to start on day 4, but then the "opening events" of days 1-3 would lose some intensity being told in a flashback instead of as they happen. Of course, I know I can control this somewhat by how I write it, but just speaking generally. Any thoughts on which way is better?