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Friday, November 9, 2012

The Skull In The Water - Part 9

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 9

The wail of the Banshee drowns out all sound.  The red-eyed beasts turn wide-eyed to stare.  The clearing lights up in dazzling colors, driving back the darkness.

The dark lady screams, first as a tortured soul, and then begins a maniacal laugh.  "You cannot kill me Bob The Pixie.  You can only destroy this vessel!"

Bob moves to the side of the cage and pushes at the crystalized ropes.  They shatter into a million pieces creating a chain reaction.  The reaction heads straight for the dark lady.  Stepping from the cage, he rises up into the air and points a tiny finger.

"I have done nothing.  You did this to yourself.  For those who chose unnatural ways destroy their mind in stealth.  Beware of your return, as nature’s watching now.  If you should choose to again abuse, your soul shall not be allowed."  He throws out some pixie dust.

As the dust touches the dark lady, there is a burst of red light and shooting stars.  As the light fades away, the dark lady is gone.

You tentatively step through the bars of the cage.  Even as you watch, the crystal shards fade away.
Bob swoops down grinning ear to ear.  "Well, I told you humans didn't have fangs!"

"But Bob," you stare at the red-eyed beasts.  "What do we do about them?"

He swoops around with glee.  "Watch!"

The red-eyed beasts begin to morph, shrink, and change, the red disappearing from their eyes.  In a moment, you know just what they are.

"Ordinary wolves?  But how did you do it?"

"With the dark lady gone, so was her influence over these wolves.  Whatever she did to trick them into becoming her minions, they will not do that again.  So," he drops to the ground.  "What do you think about a bite to eat?"

You cringe.  "Did you have to say bite?"

~ 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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