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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Skull In The Water - Part 1

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

 The Skull In The Water - Part 1

"Humans don't have long teeth!"  Bob The Pixie bursts out laughing.  "No, no, no, someone's pulling your leg."  He picks the skull up letting the water run out of the eye sockets.  The white skull glows brightly in the sunlight as evening approachs.  Bob turns around holding up the skull.  "Right?"

He studies your face and then frowns.  "I am right, right?  Humans don't have---"  There is a flutter behind you and his eyes go wide.  "What was that?"

You shake your head.

He sighs with relief.  "Right, humans don't have long sharp pointed teeth!"  He chuckles to himself thinking, "But what if they aren't human---"

Out of sight, a growl comes from your right, and another issues from the left.  You can just make out shadowy, beedy, eyes reflecting the light of the waning sun.

Branches snap heading in your direction.  There is movement in the shadows.  A female with wings as black as night steps out at the edge of the forest.  A crow sits warily on her shoulder, staring.

As she turns to study both of you, a smile crosses her lips.  It reveals two long sharp teeth located in the upper jaw.

"Welcome to my forest Bob The Pixie and friend.  Will you not enter into our den?"

~ 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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