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.

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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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19 Comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 6

  1. Love the entire scene, especially the final interaction between the two characters. Will have to give this one a look on my Kindle.

  2. I’m guessing she means her aura. I was kind of expecting the giggle to come from her unseen companion from the car. (And I was expecting her to pull the whole table down when she started to fall — sounds like something I’d do.)

  3. Her klutziness makes me like her since I’m the same way. I think the child is seeing her aura too, and I love that! Looking forward to finding out who she is. 🙂

  4. Absolutely, her aura!
    Although I am ready to believe the little giggler is our entity too, but maybe not yet!
    Love the storyline, Emmy

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  6. I love this snippet! They always did say or believe that children could easily see a person’s aura. I love that notion. I have a feeling the crystal she cut herself on may become important, and I also have to agree with others I expected the giggle to be from whoever she thought was around her in the car.

    This story is definitely really piquing my interest.

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