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Friday, November 30, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 21

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 21

Bob The Pixie’s voice rings loudly.  “Out, now!”

Before you can respond, the troll launches to its feet, bolting toward the exit.  Lightning flashes as thunder rolls, striking the ground outside.  There is no rain, but the face in the cloud is smug with delight.

You shade your eyes as you leave the bridge, still able to keep your grip on the troll’s ear.  The troll wavers back and forth.  The winds are so strong, it is a wonder it can stay on its feet.

Something is happening behind the cloud face; you can see a gathering of fae.  In mass they rise from the trees around, fighting the wind, struggling to get into formation.

“They need time,” Bob shouts.  “We’ve got to keep the clouds attention!”

You nod absently, realizing what that means.  If the fae couldn’t stand up to the funnel before, how are you going to now?

“It’s my people,” Be on your shoulder shouts.  “We shall attack!”  The fae launches toward the funnel.

You shout into the wind, “No, not alone,” but you know she is already too far away.  You can see her tiny light being battered by the winds.  You grab hold of the troll's ear, and shout as loud as you can.  “Stop!”

~ 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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