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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Short Little Jaunt - Part 10

The following is a short story revolving around the fantasy story 'The Wall Outside'. There will be serveral parts, one each day until Oct 31st. It uses some of the characters of 'The Wall Outside', but is not part of main book. 'The Wall Outside' is currently available in digital format at

And now, 'A Short Little Jaunt' . . . part 10

Bob The Pixie moved up behind him.  “Nothing down that way—there!  Right there!”  Pointing toward the stairs, he jumped up and down on Jonna’s shoulder.  There was a single footprint and dot on every stair.  That made sense.  Why not take a room on the second floor?  It would be much easier to see someone coming this way.

The barred door creaked.  Something was exerting great pressure.  The wooden supports on each side of the door strained and began to snap.  Splinters shot off, and the door gave in a tremendous crack.


They raced upstairs, following the trail.  As they reached top, the footprints turned to the right, went toward the front of the inn, and halted outside a half closed door.
Bob tugged Jonna’s collar.  “Back this way!  He came this way!”

“But why stop here?”  Jonna checked the floor.  There was no reason to stop by this room, yet the cursed man had.  The building shook as the downstairs door burst in.


Pushing open the door in front of them, Jonna stepped inside.  The dust was thick; his shoes were the first to have disturbed this room in ages.  “Come on.”
There was bed, small, that no adult could have slept on.  There were dolls sitting on the shelf beside one wall.  A small table held a candleholder whose wick had burned down and never been replaced.

Bob’s face lit up.  “A human child’s room.”

~ James William Peercy

For those interested, what is 'The Wall Outside' about?

Step across the barrier and what will you find?
A place of magic just out of sight?
A pixie, a leprechaun, or even a sprite?

What starts as a vacation, turns into a mess. For Jonna, there's
more at stake than meets the eye. Through pouring rain,
misdirection, and a curious mind, Jonna crossed the barrier
between our world and magic.

Now forced to return across the barrier, Jonna battles Dark Mages, angry leprechauns, and a ruthless Minotaur, all in an effort to find his wife. To do this, he must locate the stolen Rune Blade and rescue a beautiful elvish princess.

But what can a human do when faced with a world of magic?

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