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Friday, December 7, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 28

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 28

Bob leans toward Be to read upside down.  She glares at him.

“You show me yours and I’ll show you mine,” she growls.

He grins sheepishly, and takes a step back, making sure his pixie dust is close.

You can’t wait any longer.  “Oh my, what?”

Be looks up with somber eyes.  “It’s seems we made a mistake.”  The look on her face worries you.

“On the gift you mean?”

Be nods and swallows, as she snaps her fingers.  You float to the ground.

“So, I don’t have the ability to find whatever it is?”

“Oh, you’ve got that, no worries!” Be gives a fake smile and points toward a spot not far from you. 
Glittering in the rubble is a small blue crystal shard.  The moment your eyes see it, you realize your  palm is still throbbing, just much more pleasant than up in the air.

Dusting yourself off, you stand up, and move toward the shard.  You can sense it, and it seems to sense you.  As you pick it up, a tingle goes through your body, ending at your palm.  Without taking your eyes off, you ask, “What now?”

Be floats over to you.  “When all the pieces are collected, the dark lady’s spirit will be imprisoned forever.  That is your mission.  Find the pieces and save our world.”  A pleasant smile spreads across her face.

You nod, as you watch rainbow colors shoot through the crystal.  “I got that.  What I mean is, what about all the oh my’s you were quoting?”

Be’s face goes red.  “I was hoping you’d forget about that.”

Bob The Pixie starts in your direction.

“But I didn’t,” you smile, “and like any red-blooded human, I need to know.  What did you do?”

“Very well,” the redness in Be's cheeks gets worse.  “I’ll just have to show you.  Hold out your palm.”  Be produces a small wand from which tiny glitters spin off of their own accord.  “Perhaps it will be easier to fix than I thought.  I do so hate surgery.”

You abruptly pull back the palm.  “Surgery?”

~ 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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