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Monday, November 19, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 10

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

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 10

The eyes of the tree stare into yours, beckoning you forward.  It is calm and serene, despite the attack of the skeletons.  You hear them approach, feel the hairs stand up on your body, but watch as your finger reaches toward the bark.

Bob The Pixie, diving from an attack, turns around and spots you.  “Wait!”

It is too late.  As you touch the tree, calmness settles in.  The tree offers peace and safety.  It appreciates you putting out the fire, and has chosen to give you a reward.

Music plays as the world you know fades from sight.  The skeletons are gone, and so is Bob.  You wheel around, trying to make some sense of what just happened.

In this place, it is nighttime.  You see the glow of tiny lights, shining in the distance.  There are flutters to your left and right.  As the flutters come closer, you see they are carrying tiny lanterns.  The beautiful wings of tiny fairies glow in the darkness.

“Welcome,” their voices call in chorus, “to the secret world that only we do know.  You have journeyed far and look so tired.  Would you not sit down and rest?”  Before you can blink, fireflies assemble in a ball of light not more than a foot away.

You feel the warmth, not so much as heat, but as love and goodwill.  It drives the exhaustion from your body, warming up your soul.  The air taste sweet; the trees sparkle in magic.  If you were here a thousand years, you could never tire of this place.

A thousand years, those thoughts make you think.  You remember the story of Rip Van Winkle who met up with mystical creatures and went to sleep for twenty years.  Could there really be truth in that story?

“Rest,” one of the fae with a beautiful purple light comes forward.  “You are tired and have faced many things.  You must rest for the journey is great.”

~ 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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