Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 21

Welcome to my twenty-first  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! Sarette’s mom just said, “It’s a boy, isn’t it?


Must be someone I wouldn’t approve of…” she tapped her chin, deep in thought., “…a biker; that’s it, isn’t it?

Just because I don’t like the no helmet law doesn’t mean I don’t like them, just wear a helmet even though the law says you don’t have to, okay?”

I couldn’t speak and must have made her nervous because she switched course and started again, “Listen, I know sometimes it seems like I favor Mathew but as soon as you have a date, I’ll give you fifty bucks to…that sounded terrible; let me try again—”

 “Mom,” I shouted to cut her off,  “It’s about Dad; I think it’s about Dad; Elwin said family, not Dad specifically.”

Mom reacted like I had just slapped her and I barely uttered, “I’m sor—” before she raised her hand to stop me.

“I’ve told you everything I can about your dad; you know that.

I have always been honest with you about your father’s time with me.”

She looked so sad and mad at the same time but then I saw a twinkle in her eye, “Elwin?

I knew there was a boy involved; I just knew it!”

I sat down across the table from her and took a deep breath.


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Check back in next week for Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 22 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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Thanks for stopping by!

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!