Snippet Sunday

This weekend I’m participating in Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors! My first snippet is going to be from Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms. Sarette was just frightened into fainting and woke up in a dream to find Elwin there. Their first meeting didn’t exactly go smoothly…


…Why do I keep looking at his lips?

Elwin laughed again,  “If you would like me to stop hearing what you’re thinking, you should probably wake up and talk to me. I’m the guy sitting in your back seat.”

He winked, disappeared, and I started yelling to an empty space, “My backseat? What, oh wait that’s right; there’s a telepathic axe murderer sociopath sitting in the backseat of my car, waiting to chop me into little pieces. I’d rather stay asleep for that! Thank you very much. Get it over with already; I’m already crazy. Just finish me off!”


meanmnasmallSynopsis: Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms 
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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22 Comments on “Snippet Sunday

    • Thank you! This was a lot of fun. I’m already trying to decide what to put up next week.
      Thanks Again!

  1. Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! We’re glad you decided to join in. 🙂

    I like your 8. It feels like there’s an undercurrent of tongue-in-cheek humor (the comment about hearing what she’s thinking). That helped to diffuse the tension. That’s good if that’s what you were aiming for. I thought it worked! 🙂

    One thing jumped out at me. “…telepathic axe murderer sociopath…” kind of tripped up my reading. I think it’s because axe murderer isn’t working for me as an adjective. One possible change would be to have it read “…telepathic, axe-murdering sociopath…”

    Then again, it might be just me, and others will think it’s better the way it is. 🙂

    • Thank you!
      Sarette is in fact very tongue-in-cheek, rambles, and a complete klutz at the worst possible moments. She’s so much fun to write and I’m glad you picked up on that.
      Thanks Again!

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