Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 20

Welcome to my twentieth Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet Sunday post! If you missed any of the previous posts or need a refresher on the entire story, you can catch up on my Meanmna ~ #8Sunday page.

I’m picking up immediately after last week’s snippet so you missed nothing!


Mom was sitting at our huge kitchen table; she must have just oiled it because the parquet pattern was shining like gold, thanks to the light coming from the Mason jar light fixture she made hanging above it.

“Hey, sweetie; you weren’t gone very long.

Are you caffeinated appropriately?”

She was wearing a bathrobe, her hair wrapped up in a towel, and her eyes were a still a little red. 

She looked down at her iPad.

Must have already updated her Facebook status because she was playing Words with Friends.

I stood there, just watching her for a minute as she studied her board; then she looked up again and asked, “What’s up?

You walked in with a huge cat-that-ate-the-canary smile on your face.

Now you’re staring at me and frowning like you are a million miles away.”

She clicked her iPad off, “It’s a boy, isn’t it?

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Check back in next week for Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 21 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.




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Have an awesome weekend everybody!

~ Emmy




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!