Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 22

Welcome to my twenty-second 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 just sat down across the table from her mom and took a deep breath.


 “You know I’m quirky; I like my things certain ways, have strange habits, and always think someone is watching me.”

 Her eyes grew large, but she didn’t say anything.

 I started speaking faster before I lost my nerve, “I guess around the end of the school year last year, things got weirder; that ‘being watched’ feeling was a bit more constant—an ever-present anxiety.

I hear things—voices; not random commands or anything Son-of-Sam like, but more like discussions or sometimes answers to what I’m thinking just blurt out of thin air and I see things that aren’t really there.

I became so worried that I looked up my symptoms on Web MD, and it said, You’re crazy; check yourself into the loony bin immediately…I’m exaggerating and paraphrasing, of course.

Things started getting really bad about a week ago; no more feelings of being watched; instead, I knew— I absolutely knew there was something or someone by my side almost all the time—but I could not see anything or anyone.

Tonight I went to Visions; I know you don’t like me to go there, but I had to go; that’s another thing or feeling that I can’t quite explain; I’m absolutely driven to that place.

Today when I was there, I cut my hand on a crystal…oh, let me show you,” I looked around for my purse, “Shoot! I must have left it in the car.”

 I started to get up, but mom stopped me, “Sit; you can get it when you finish.”

 She waved her hands, motioning for me to continue.


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Check back in next week for Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 23 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!