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Monday, December 17, 2012

Untold Secrets - Part 9

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 9

“But,” Bob The Pixie begins, “what did I say?”
Your only ally comes forward.  “It is a sad state, but do not give up hope.  There may yet be good in this.”

“Good?” you laugh.  “If you say so.”

“Unfortunately for you, your friend here mentioned the Naga.  They guard one of our watery entrances.  Once it was known you violated their property, the decision was made.”

You turn to stare at Bob.

Bob blushes.  “You wanted to leave didn’t you?”

Two guards come up on either side.  One waves a fin toward the necklace.  The crystal turns a murky brown.  Your arm muscles freeze, and while you can still speak and move your feet, nothing else will work.  This was getting very annoying!

Bob flies around you unhampered and unhindered.  “But it wasn’t the humans fault!”

“Take them now!” another fish-like creature calls.  “Remove them from our sight!”

You are pushed, and you don’t like it.  You are right at the edge of saying something, when you notice your palm is throbbing.  Each step you make, the feeling is faster, like a Geiger counter encountering radiation.  It is very strange.

“Bob,” you whisper.

He flies nearer, and lands on your shoulder with a sigh.  “I really am sorry.  I truly didn’t know.”

You shake your head.  “Didn’t you say my mission was to find these shard thingies to contain the dark lady?”

Bob nods, and then glances toward your palm.  “You feel something?”  There is a light in his eyes.

The guards stop at an archway, and shove you in roughly.  Bob flies off your shoulder.  He swings back around with a red face, and threatens pixie dust.  “Talk about rude!”

“No Bob, wait.”  At the guard’s push, the crystal around your neck resumes its green glow.  Your arms are free.

As you turn back toward the archway, only one guard is still staring in.  He gives a single nod, and you hear a voice in your head.  “Not all of us agree with the council.”

The guard walks away.

~ 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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