Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 9

Welcome to my ninth Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet Sunday post! If you missed any of the previous posts, you can catch up on my Meanmna ~ #8Sunday page.

What you missed: Nothing! But to refresh your memory ~ Sarette just realized she had felt a weird buzz when she cut her hand on the crystal… And Action.



I went back to the table to take a better look at the crystal. About the size of a baseball, it had a relatively smooth bottom and several jagged edges on top; translucent dark green with little white swirls that appeared to be moving inside of it.

Clasping the crystal in my hand, I felt a little buzz or tingle again, “What kind of crystal is this? It looks like it’s moving; I’ve never seen anything like it,” I looked at Celine, who had a strange look on her face.

“I didn’t realize I had put that out; it’s not time yet,” Celine sighed and looked past me, shrugging her shoulders, “It’s an Amazonite crystal.”

Amazonite Crystal

“Amazonite; I didn’t realize they could be translucent.” I looked down and saw it was opaque, rather than the single shade of see-through green like before. Now there were different shades of green throughout and white swirls that looked like solid veins.

I am losing my mind; I’m going to have to go three towns over so nobody sees me check into the crazy house.

“No, you’re not,” said a firm voice that I’m sure, I had only heard in my head.


What do you think Sarette will do next?

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 10 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


17 Comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 9

  1. Alas, I’ve already read the full sample, so I know what happens next. 🙂
    And I need to get in there and read the whole thing, now that it’s on my Kindle.

  2. I really hope someone helps her figure things out soon before she has a break down. Great snippet.

  3. That’s a strange answer, why isn’t it time for that crystal yet? So now she is also hearing voices. I’m a bit afraid of how fast she started to think that she is crazy and how recurrent that narrative is. It gives a lot of inside of an insecure personality, poor girl.

  4. I am LOVING these snippets so far! So much mysteriousness going on, and a line of topics that are right up my alley.

    I wonder what Celine meant by it wasn’t time for the crystal. That thing definitely holds quite a tale and I want to know what she keeps looking at over her shoulder. Not to mention, if she didn’t put that crystal out, then who did?

    Love the line about three towns over with the crazy bin, too. And her reaction to the voice once more.

  5. It’s almost as if the “power of suggestion” is making Sarette see what Celine is allowing her to see… and NOT see what is really there. Very intriguing.

  6. It’s a conundrum! And I like it. She’s worried she’s losing her mind, and then is convinced the voice she’s heard is only in her head. Now I wonder… 🙂

    Good snippet, Emmy!

  7. I’m really enjoying this. I love the voice only she can hear — except I think maybe Celine can too — or can at least see the speaker. I can’t wait to read more!

  8. Great sensory details on the crystal. Just the word, “crystal”, conjures up so many images, mythical, earthy, and even hard.

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