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Monday, December 3, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You - Part 24

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 24

A maniacal laugh comes out of the wind.  Its voice is all around you.  “So, you think to run and hide, but find you are unable.  Good.  Come to me and make it so much more sweet.”

Debris flies by more quickly.  The funnel is ramping up, and your forward progress has stopped.  As the funnel moves through the land, trees rip up by their roots, tossed to the side like toothpicks. 

There is a roar behind you, and a huge stone launches toward the funnel.  A glance behind shows an angry troll.

“You destroy home,” the Troll lashes out.  “I destroy you!”

Another stone launches crashing down at the foot of the funnel, but it keeps coming, and then another and another in a long cascade of strikes.  They begin to form a wall of sorts which helps to buffet the wind.  You can now press forward.  The throb in your palm is almost unbearable.

Bob notices you start to favor it; there is a twinkle in his eye.  “To the wall!” he shouts.

You hear him but barely, the roar has grown so loud.  Pushing against the force of the wind, you see the pixies about to attack, but if the funnel turns now . . . 

“Hey, you want me, come get me!”  You throw yourself at the funnel.

~ 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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