You rebel, you.
True. The catch is in 'When handled well.' You just need to try and think it from different angles. Sometimes it just clicks, and you know it's just right. I struggled with the opening para of one of my stories for a long time. Just recently I got the start I was looking for. Now it's flowing nicely. And I don't even know if I'm breaking any rules.
So true! Your twist already makes it a more intriguing story.