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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Untold Secrets - Part 5

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 5

There are voices in your head, not the normal voices, but of a language you’ve never heard.  Despite the initial reaction, you’re mind begins to make sense of the words.

“Human?  Here?” the fright in the voice is obvious.  “You should have left it to drown!”

A shudder shakes your body, and you realize you are in a tub of warm water without any clothes, right before the voices pass from hearing.  The heaviness of sleep hits you again, and you see strange images before your eyes.  A watery expanse, glistening walls of white, a stream whose bottom drops into a huge cavern of mercreatures.

There was nothing you could do, the cold had so gripped you.  Looking through eyes which had slowly darkened, you remember these images right before you . . . froze to death?

And now you are here.  Your eyes shoot open, and you stare about the glowing cavern.  Algae of green luminosity is the source of the light.  You shake violently a second time, and realize you don’t feel so cold inside.

A fish-like creature with two feet-like protrusions waddles toward you, and you get the impression of a wise old man.  “Do you know what is happening to you human, hmm?”

He reaches over with one fin, and lays it on your arm.  It is cool to the touch.  He nods.  “Very good, your body temperature is coming up nicely.”

“Then why do I,”  you shake violently, unable to talk until it is over, “sh-shake?”

Though somewhat strange, the voice is very patient.  “As mammals warm up, their bodies shake violently as they come back up to their normal temperature.  This phenomena happens in warm-blooded creatures.”

Sleep strikes again; yet knowing that you have someone to answer questions, you fight against it.

“You really should rest.”

Shaking your head, you try to wake up.  “Why am I here?”

The creature looks at you, obviously thinking before he answers.  “You were found floating in waters no human is permitted to enter.  The council is deciding whether to throw you back.”

~ 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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