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Saturday, December 1, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 22

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 22

In midstride, the troll slams down both feet, but the momentum is too much.  He tumbles forward flipping upside down.

Your vision swirls as you are thrown to the side.  You roll, remembering to tuck and duck like you were taught in school.  Tiny stones and sticks bite into the clothes on your back, and then you feel something thud against the side of your head.

Stars in the shape of fae swim lazily before your eyes, despite your attempt to clear them.  From far away you remember a stormy wind, a troll under a bridge, and huge crash landing.  There’s even a glimpse of Be launching herself at the funnel.  Be!

You try to stand, but you cannot stay on your feet, and your palm has begun to throb.  Though you can vaguely see the face in the clouds, it is still there.  You rise unsteadily, focus on its direction, and stagger toward it.

The cloud face tracks you with an evil grin.  Had it even paid attention to Be?  You can’t see the fae’s light; you can’t spot Bob for that matter.  The only thing for certain is that the funnel is moving straight toward you.

~ 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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