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Monday, November 26, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 17

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 17

Whipping talons of wind grab at your feet and ankles.  Rocks and debris are pulled up to hover in the air.  The troll fights against the wind, letting you go and grabbing for the rock ledge beneath him.  Instead of tumbling to the ground, you roll, and then rise into the air to hover yourself.

You float going neither up nor down.  The funnel’s presence over the bridge has caused a strange magical effect; you appear to levitate.  Using your hands, you turn in the opposite direction.

The evil face in the sky is trying to glare in.  Though it took out an entire fae gathering, what it really wants is to catch you and Bob.  The noise lessens, but not the wind.

“Ain’t gonna happen!”  Bob’s voice declares over your right shoulder.  Though the wind is still loud, he is close enough to hear.

“Bob!” your voice fills the area under the bridge.  “I’m mean, Bob,” you say more quietly.  “What happened to you and the fae?”

The little fae drifts over.  “I’m here,” she smiles, turns to look at the face in the sky, and sticks her tongue out.  Her body shimmers with neon rage.  “Bad cloud,” she shouts.  “Surely you can do better than that!”

The sky rumbles deeply; the winds outside the bridge increase.  Your body begins to bounce, causing your eyes widen.  “I so wish you hadn’t done that!”

~ 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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