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Sunday, November 25, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 16

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 16

“This way!” Bob points toward a stone bridge.  “It’s the only place we might be safe!”

It makes sense.  In your world going under bridges is always a good idea during a tornado: the lower the better.  You dash across the road, slide down the gully, and leap under the bridge right into the arms of a very large troll.

“Bob!” you try calling out.  He was behind you, they both were, but you can no longer see him as the funnel hits the bridge.   A roar of sound pelts your ears, debris flies in all directions, and the dust is so thick you can hardly breathe.  Using your sleeve, you hold it over your nose and mouth, waiting for the storm to pass. 

The troll is either too stunned by the funnel, or too stunned that you had simply jumped into his arms.  You can’t tell which yet…

~ 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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