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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Skull In The Water - Part 6

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 6

Bob The Pixie hollers, "Turn your head to the right!"

'The right,' you think.  'By turning to the right, I'll expose my neck even more. Is Bob trying to get me killed? No, no, must trust Bob!'

With emense effort, you force your gaze away.  The red-eyed beast are all on their feet, standing at attention, and waiting for a signal.  You have no doubt that when the dark lady is done, she will disgard you as dinner for her pets.

Something changes in your brain, and you notice a huge moon glowing through the trees.  Though the dark lady is there, you no longer have to obey her commands.  It is like Bob said, break the gaze!

You shove, knocking the dark lady backwards.  She trips, falling on top of the fire.

Flames and embers shoot up around her as she howls in anger.  With one tap of your foot, you knock the pixie bag closer to Bob.  He grabs it, pulls out some pixie dust, and tosses it around.

"Ceres Bolium!" he shouts causing the cage to begin to grow.  When the space between the bars gets large enough, he slips through not even bothering with the door.

The dark lady screams; though the flames assault her, they do not burn.  She struggles to her feet as the cage grows large enough to hit her, knocking her away.

Reattaching his pixie bag, he shouts up at you.  "Head toward the beach!"

"No," you counter, "not until I know you're safe."

The growling around you grows in volume.  As if they know what was said, two of the beast circle behind, cutting off the exit.

There is a stillness in the air, a warning through the trees, and the Banshee continues to howl. 

Someone is definitely going to die!

~ 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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