When I first finished my novel and was looking for publishing options, a dear friend gave me the idea of writing a few short stories revolving the main characters first, mainly for publicity reasons. I found this idea very useful in that I’d also be able to get feedback from my friends, without putting them through the hassle of reading a long (perhaps tedious) novel from a first-time author.
This short story is about one of my characters, and the language, setting, and point-of-view are the same as those used in the main story: