I am writing my synopsis today to go out along with my snail mail query letters tomorrow. I may be asking more questions as they come up, so I thought I'd use an encompassing title. For now, my question is: what to do with prologues? My horror novel starts with a very short prologue (3 pages). To make a long story short, the novel is about 4 spirits who are haunting the main character and the prologue briefly describes one of their deaths. How should I incorporate this in to the synopsis, since the prologue characters (only two--the victim and the killer), settings, and tone are different from chapter 1 when we follow our happy-go-lucky protagonist? If my example is too confusing, consider this one. I just read a novel where the story is about a pre-historic shark surviving, hidden, till today and wreaking havoc. The prologue takes place millions of years ago where the shark hunts down, kills, and devours a T-Rex. The first chapter goes to our main character in present day. How would this be handled in a synopsis?