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Friday, October 26, 2012

A Short Little Jaunt - Part 6

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 6

Jonna fought to keep from gagging at the cursed man’s smell.  Alive he might be, but not in the sense Jonna recognized.  Though his blade had sliced right through, the pommel stopped at the man’s chest, hindered by the ribs.

Bob reached the door, grabbed the handle, and jerked back with all his might.  “No good!” his voice went into panic.  “It won’t budge!”

“There is no escape,” a smile curled the man’s lips.  “You are both mine!”

Jonna steadied his voice, “But there’s more to the story, isn’t there?”

Something in that statement caught the cursed man’s attention.  At the same time Jonna kept eye contact with the man, his left hand reached toward a burning piece of wood in the fireplace.  “Every curse has a way to break it.”

The old man paused, glaring, his voice suddenly far away.  “What do you mean?”

“You know what I mean.  A curse doesn’t start from a knock at the door.  What did you do to bring it?   Who did you offend?”

~ 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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