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Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Short Little Jaunt - Part 5

The following is a short story revolving around the fantasy story 'The Wall Outside'. There will be serveral parts, one each day until Oct 31st. 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

And now, 'A Short Little Jaunt' . . . part 5

The old man lunged toward them.  Jonna’s sword slid from its scabbard, swinging out to keep the cursed man at bay.  The old man laughed.  “I do not fear death as mortals do.  Your sword means nothing to me!”  He pushed forward, plunging straight toward Jonna’s blade.  Jonna tried to back up, still keeping sword before him as a barrier.

“Bob, the door!”

“I’m on it!”  The pixie dashed toward the other side of the room.  The kettle in the fireplace was now red hot, top to bottom.  A greenish goo sloshed from the spout and leaked from the seal.  The old man caught Jonna’s glance at the kettle, then purposely pushed onto the blade, letting it slice right into his chest.

Only a few inches from Jonna’s face, the old man stared at him with an evil grin.  “You want to know what’s in that kettle?  Well now, I’ll tell ya.  It’s the souls of all those who have joined me in this wretched curse!”

~ 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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