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Saturday, November 17, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 8

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 8

Pound, pound, pound.

Your hands tremble with each strike against your makeshift weapon, and your blocks are becoming weaker.  A wicked laugh escapes the skeleton’s jaws, and his eyes flash with power.  From the corner of your eye, you spot one of the skeletons which Bob had downed rise to his feet.  Can a skeleton be dazed?  This one certainly looks like it.

The one in front of you lunges forcing you to scoot to the right.  Inch by inch he times his attacks, guiding you back toward the tree.

Of course, that’s where you would rather be anyway, closer to Bob, but why does the skeleton want you there too?

The ground becomes less level.  There are holes chaotically dug to catch the unwary foot.  You jump, dodge, and maneuver, but no matter what you try, the skeleton forces his will upon you.  At any moment, he could finish you off.

The smell of smoke makes you sneeze.  You are forced to walk backwards as you fight with the sun shining in your eyes.  The sound of bones tells you there are at least two additional skeletons: one behind and another coming from the side.

~ 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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