The Swordmaster by Dominic Corvina
Approx. 3,450 words.
Published on July 13, 2012 by
Raphael is the squire to a powerful older knight. His master, Sir Edward, is a stern taskmaster who has called Raphael to his bedchambers in the middle of the night. Obedient as ever, the young squire seeks to attend to his master's needs - only to find that Sir Edward's plans include a brutal lesson in combat, with the loser being subject to the every whim of the winner.