So I've been planning a short story recently from the perspective of an Imperil Army officer,* and I was thinking of beginning, it with the officer being interrogated in a way and tell the bulk of it in a flashback sort of format. I was wondering if this would be a good way to format it. As a reader would anyone be turned off to a short story, beging in one point of time and then moving back? Is this a bad way to format a plot or could it be made to work? *Fantasy setting, empire similar to that of the Roman empire with some parallels to British imperialism.