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Monday, November 12, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 3

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 3

"Time to go!" Bob zips over their heads; he is already higher than they can reach.

The skeletons begin to speak faster, trying to finish the spell before you’re out of sight.  There is a funny popping sound, and oddly enough you start to feel sleepy.  One glance at Bob and you know you are in trouble.  He's snoring.  Thankful he drifts to the ground just past the clearings edge.

The green glow has gone away, but, try as you must, your eyelids keep trying to close.  Through several blinks you see a hollow at the base of a tree.  It is dark, but there is no time to consider what might be inside.

Grabbing Bob by the collar, you drag him toward the hollow.  The skeletons are running in your direction.  You can feel their feet pound the ground; they are almost there.  With a finally heave, you pull Bob into the hollow; ducking back into the darkness.

The skeletons fan out, striking at plants and odd shapes, pushing aside the dirt.  A skull eye suddenly appears, staring straight into the hollow, its darkened socket a reminder that this creature is not alive. 

It pokes a boney finger in, it is heading straight for you, but your eyes will no longer stay open.  Instead of moving, you fall fast asleep.

~ 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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