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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Untold Secrets - Part 11

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

Untold Secrets - Part 11

A metallic ping sounds.  As you look up, a golden armband rolls into the room.  Someone passing by tossed it in.  You've never seen the fish-like creatures move that fast, so what was it?

The armband stops within a foot of you.  Checking to make sure no guards are watching, you pick it up.  It looks like what the guards wear to control the color of the crystal.  A closer look reveals writing around the inside, but what it says you have no idea.

Bob swoops closer and reads the words, though what he says makes no sense to you.  When he sees your face, he laughs.  “This band controls not only the crystal, but allows you to know other things as well.  You can communicate like the fish-like creatures do.”

“Telepathy?  Wow, but how?”

“If you call it that, I’m not the one to ask.  All I know is without the bracelet, you can receive but not send.”

A fish-like creature comes to the door.  You recognize him as your guide.  It is more of a feeling than anything else.  Could it be the influence of the armband?

“Hide that under your clothes, around your arm.  The others must not see it.”

You place it on your upper arm under the sleeve.  The moment it touches your skin, a cool feeling of relief floods through you.

“I am Nodine,” the creature calls in your mind.  “Our time is short, so I must speak quickly.”
You jump as the words come in loud and clear, picked up by your mind alone.

"What's he saying?"  Bob flies around in excited circles, knowing something is going on.

You motion at Bob.  “Shhh!”

Nodine smiles with a slight chuckle, and then looks at Bob.

“Wow,” Bob hears Nodine’s words, “okay I get it!”   He holds his hands up.  “No time, but it is really cool!  You don’t have one in pixie size do you?”  Bob grins.

~ 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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