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Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Skull In The Water - Part 3

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 3

Water sloshes around your legs; the heat is definitely gone.  You step out upon the shore drying them as best you can, while picking up your shoes and socks lying on the bank.

There is no sound.  Even the birds have stopped to listen.  Bob The Pixie whispers in your ear as you don your footwear, "I think we're being watched!"
Moving toward the forest edge, he peers into the darkness, but all he sees is a dark smokey cloud. 

With a sigh he relaxes turning around.  "She has to be gone.  There is no other explanation."  The dark smokey cloud begins to thicken. "After all," he continues, "I do have Pixie sight!"

You watch in horror as the dark cloud forms into a hand, solidifies, and descends toward the pixie.

Bob wheels but it is too late.  The hand wraps its inky fingers around him, holding him tight.  He struggles to reach his pixie dust, but he cannot free his hands.  "Run!" he cries out.  "Save yourself!"

But before you can decide what to do, Bob is dragged into the forest vanishing from sight.  Somewhere within, you can hear a distant growl.  Without another thought, you leap in to follow.

~ 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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