Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 5

Welcome to my fifth Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet Sunday post! If you missed any of the previous posts, you can catch up on my Meanmna ~ #8Sunday page. This week’s snippet takes place immediately after last week’s.

What you missed: Nothing!




I waited a few seconds, taking in the smell of sage, incense, and a mixture of other organic smells while my eyes adjusted to the crazy ambient lighting.

When I could see again, I noticed the Christmas lights hanging haphazardly from one piece of furniture or fixture to the next, giving a multi-colored glow that added to the ambiance.

Wind chimes were clinking, and ringing as the air from a small oscillating fan blew past them.

Bookcases lined all the walls; I smiled when I saw the bookcase that contained the novels about vampires, fairies, witches, werewolves, and such.

Celine, the shop’s owner, had a handwritten sign hanging over it that read “FICTION?” as if she had a question about whether or not that stuff was real.

The case to the left displayed all the candles.

I needed a new water candle.

I have no idea why mine always burned up so much faster than the others; one would think that a “water” candle would burn slower.

Nor do I understand why I shouldn’t purchase a batch of them at one time, but Celine said you get better results from a new candle that has recently had the appropriate spell cast.

Apparently spells have a short shelf life, so I come here a lot.


Hmmmm, Is it Fiction? Sarette’s going to find out real soon!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s snippet! Let me know in the comments below!

Check back in next week for Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 6 of Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms!

But, if you can’t wait for next week…



Seventeen-year-old Sarette has always thought of her life as average, even a bit boring. She does well in school, has a loving mother and a loyal best friend, Mathew. Of course, she has her problems as well—cold Michigan winters, a long-lost father she knows nothing about, and the lack of a boyfriend. She also has the vague sensation that she is being watched by some unseen entity, but figures that means she’s average and crazy.

Nothing could be further from the truth . . .

Daearen isn’t much different than the human world.

Imagine a world where science is replaced with magic.




Now it’s time to go and check out more fabulous fiction eight sentences at a time, offered by the folks at Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!

Do you have a WIP, an EIP, an MS, or a published work you want to share on your blog, eight sentences at a time? Do you want to sample other people’s WIPs, EIPs, MSs, or published works, eight sentences at a time? Be a Weekend Writing Warrior!



Thanks for stopping by!

Have an awesome weekend everybody!

~ Emmy


Yea! New Giveaway!

Win a copy of Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms

as well other books, prizes, and $120 Paypal cash!

Click the picture to be taken to the 2016 Luck O’ the Author’s St. Patty’s Day Giveaway!

31 Comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 5

  1. Mmm, I want to be in this bookshop! Because if the smell and these books and candled! I love scented candles. The world you create sounds great. I’m curious to see now if it is fiction.

  2. I like the idea of spells having a shelf life. Great snippet, Emmy. 🙂

  3. Interesting info about getting a better results from a new candle and that spells have a short life. Interesting store. I’m intrigued to know more about the world you’ve created.

  4. hum “fiction?” that’s interesting. And I wonder why her candles burn fast. Could it be that she has more power that she can’t fully control?

  5. I want to go to this shop! The description of the bookcase alone was fantastic, and all the other elements built up such a picture. Enjoyed the use of all the senses, Just an excellent excerpt and I’d love to keep reading right now.

  6. Don’t you just hate it when your water candles don’t burn? Neat snippet, with lots of sensory details and things to wonder about.

  7. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 6 » Emmy Gatrell

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.