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Friday, November 2, 2012

The Skull In The Water - Part 2

The following is a short story revolving around the fantasy story 'The Wall Outside'. There will be serveral parts. 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

The Skull In The Water - Part 2

"Den?" Bob The Pixie repeats.  "Did she say den?"

You nod slowly.  The hidden growls increase; there are at least four more somewhere in the foilage.
The sun, which was above the horizon, dips into the bright blue water.  Rays shoot out stretching shadows toward the forest edge.

"Not now my pretties," the woman looks from right to left.  "The time for that is later."

Bob The Pixie swallows.  "Er, later?"

"Why yes," she turns smiling back at Bob.  "Surely you'll join us for dinner?"

A whip of chilling wind catches you from behind.  As the sun goes down, so does the heat of the day.  Though the water is warm, it will not remain that way for long.  Unfortuantely, you are still standing in it.

You whisper to Bob, "We can't stand here forever, we'll die of exposure, but if we go with her---"

"We uh," Bob listens to the low growls, glancing toward the left and right.  "We, uh, appreciate your offer, but---"

The woman's smile drops.  "They will only harm upon my command.  You have my word."  Her inviting smile returns.

Bob turns to you.  "We have her word."

"Come, come," the woman steps back into the shadows of the forest.  "It will be much better to have a cozy warm fire with a nice full stomach, than to stay out here after the sun sets."

Bob takes a deep breath.  "Fine, but only one night."

As she moves back further into the forest, so do the growls.  "That's all I need," her voice laughs softly getting further away.  A moment later, the growls disappear.

You ask, "Is she still there?"

Bob The Pixie looks toward the forest.  "There's only one way to find out."

~ 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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