Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 6

Welcome to my sixth 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 snippet.

What you missed: Nothing!




There was no real order of displays in the cramped little retail space at Visions; Celine felt there was no need for such accouterments.

“You’ll know when you find what you need,” she always said.

I started moving carefully around a table of crystals when giggle from near the counter startled me.

Turning quickly I lost my footing and began to fall; I could always count on my clumsiness to make most days interesting.

I grabbed the table to avoid a thunderous fall but made contact with a crystal and cut my hand on the jagged points for my efforts.

After taking a deep breath, I looked around to see who might have witnessed my escapade; no one.

“Great,” I said aloud and threw up my hands in a victory pose; that’s when I heard another giggle.

I put my hands back down and turned slowly, this time, thank goodness, I saw a child poking her head up from behind the counter.

“You’re funny,” she said with a little awe in her voice, “And your colors are so pretty; I’ve never seen them look like that.”

I wasn’t sure what she meant about colors; I was wearing earth tones.

You won’t believe who the little girl turns out to be!

Unfortunately, with only 8-10 lines at a time, it’ll be next year some time before you find out. (Bawha!)

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 7 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


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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!