Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 1

Welcome to my first Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet Sunday post! In so long, we’re just going to start from the beginning and call it number one! I’ve missed participating with such an amazing group of authors who post an 8-10 line snippet of their work every weekend and I’m excited to be back!
For my first snippet, I’m starting over at the very beginning of Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms. Sarette is hanging out with her best friend, Mathew and has just finished describing him, to make it short; he’s really hot.

Too bad we’ve known each other since we were in diapers. You can’t have feelings for someone you’ve known that long. It’s kind of creepy, not unlike those people who counted the days until Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez turned eighteen.

“Earth to Sarette.” Mathew was holding my coat in his outstretched hands. “Where’d you go this time?”

“Nowhere. Just remembering when you peed in my bed.” I grabbed my coat from him and ran down the stairs from my attic bedroom.

“I was three, and that was fourteen years ago!”


That’s pretty much their relationship in a nutshell. 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 2 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!

List of participants is here!

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!


Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!