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Saturday, November 24, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 15

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 15

Colors spin in all directions.  A cry of a million tiny voices echoes across the sky.  One tiny piece of light flies toward you.  It shoots through branches, knocks through leaves, and finally hits the ground at your feet.  As the dust clears, you pick up the small, little, fae.

“She’s not breathing,” your eyes go wide.  “Bob, what do we do?  She needs CPR, but how do we give it to her?  She’s so small!”

"CPR?"  Bob just looks at you.

How do you explain it when a fae’s life is on the line?

As you try to find a way, he waves at you to give him room, goes to the fae, and places a hand on her chest.  “She’s breathing,” he assures, “but faintly.”  He then gives a mischievous grin.  “She’s not going to like this.”  He pulls out a pinch of pixie dust and sprinkles it over her nose.

The fae gasps.  “Poison, I’ve been poisoned!”  She coughs, trying to clear her lungs, opens her eyes, and realizes there is an audience.  “O-Oh, I’m sorry, I don’t know.”  She spots Bob’s grin and notices his hand in his pouch.  “You didn’t!”

“It worked didn’t it?” Bob chuckles.  “Besides, fae and pixie dust is pretty close to same sparkle.”

“It is not,” she turns to stare at the storm, “but perhaps this conversation would be safer somewhere else.”

The storm has turned, and is coming straight for the three of you.  Everyone begins to run.

~ 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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