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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 18

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 18

You try to grab the ceiling, but there is nothing to hold on to.  The air which so gently held you up begins to toss you to and fro.  Between the bounces you see the smug, evil, face in the clouds.  It knows just what it’s doing.

Bob The Pixie slams into the side of your head, and for a moment you see stars.   He clings to your hair in a desperate attempt to gain control, and then shouts in your ear.  “There, head that way!”

His loud voice clears your head and you focus on the direction he is pointing.  It is back toward the troll.

“Are you crazy?  That’s a troll!  On top of that, how do you think I’m going to get there?”

The winds give a sickening lunge; just as you think you’re going to hit the ground, you shoot back up.  A queasiness grows in your stomach.

Something else hits you square between the shoulder blades, and you jump.  Tiny hands crinkle your shirt as they climb up your back to stand on the shoulder Bob isn’t on.  As they pull your hair, why do they have to grab your hair, the fae’s voice shouts in your ear.  “That way!”

“Okay you two,” you try to stay civil.  “If you are both so smart, how do I get 'that' way?”  The wind whips, sending you upward.

“On my mark!” Bob yells, ringing your ear.  “One, two, three!”

The wind drops you toward the ground, and you realize he has been watching the pattern.  It is up, down, up, down.  You have been so busy fighting the urge not to get sick, you have not paid attention.  As you come within range, you change the position of your feet, and kick off straight toward the troll.

~ 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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