Over on Toaster Scimitar, we had an assignment last week to write a short fiction piece. As my contribution to the effort, I took a scene from Draxis (that no one has read yet) flipped the perspective to a minor character and had him relate the story from first person POV. He reveals this tale as just one tiny thread in the fabric of a much larger epic.
It was a lot of fun to write and a superb exercise for me. If you have any interest hop over and give it a read. Remember this is a raw draft (so you may need to be a tad forgiving). I wrote it on Sunday, posted it on Tuesday. If it was something I was going to market, it would have a grueling journey through the critique gauntlet ahead, but I think you might find it an entertaining read even "as is".
Look the post called "Short Fiction--Laurie", entitled The Recruit.
Oh, and check out our Scavenger Hunt while you're there. We have amassed some great prizes for the winner. It will kick off within the next 24 hours. :)