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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Skull In The Water - Part 7

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 7

The red-eyed beasts leap as Bob The Pixie pulls you toward the cage.  Two of the beasts crash together in mid air, while a third dodges to the right, and a fourth pauses before the jump.  The sound of the growls is deafening.

"I won't fit!" you yell at Bob.  "There must be another way!"

Without saying a word, he tosses some pixie dust in your direction.  You know that look.  "Ceres Croftomos!"

Your whole body begins to shrink.  Thank goodness so did your clothes!  "Bob, I don't want to go into the cage!"

Now that you are smaller, it is much easy for him to pull you in.  "We'll be safe in here for the moment," he pants.  "I need time to think."

"But you shrunk me!"

"Hey now, don't knock being small.  I'm rather fond of it myself."

"Without my permission!"

The cage lurches from side to side as paws both strike, and try to push through the bars.  The light winks out, hidden behind the fur of all the beasts trying to get in.

The dark lady rises to her feet, elegantly stands, and growls, "Enough!"

The cage stops moving as the beasts back up.  The red-orange of the firelight filters in.

"You were not wise Bob The Pixie to stay within my cage.  You shall never escape from my hand now!"

As the last sentence drops away, tiny ropes begin to weave, heading for the cage.

You turn to Bob.  "Times up!"

"I know, I know, I'm thinking!"

~ 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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