Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 12

Welcome to my twelfth 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! Sarette just passed out when she saw a stranger sitting in her backseat.



I have to be dreaming again, I thought as I wiggled my toes in the grass and raised my gaze to look around, Yep, the same place, the same dream.

Green rolling hills and the trees were covered in strangely colored flowers; the sun was high in the sky, and I felt its heat on my face.

Looking toward the mountain range in the distance, I felt the urge again.

There was something I was supposed to get to on the other side of the mountains, but I could never get any closer than this.

I try every time I have this dream, but something felt different this time; something sounded different too, there was water gurgling, splashing and lapping to my left.

The compulsion to try to get to the mountain left me.

I needed to see the water—it was calling me, and like a moth to a flame I ran to it, into the forest, ducking under trees, jumping over brush; the twinkling blue water called to me through the limbs and leaves ahead.

My heart was pumping, but I could hear the water, even over the erratic beating of my heart.

I ran as fast as I could in the long flowing dress I’m always wearing in these dreams and skidded to a stop when I broke through the trees.

On the shore was a man dressed in jeans and a band tee shirt, Phish maybe, I couldn’t tell from where I was standing, “Hello, Sarette.”


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 13 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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~ Emmy

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36 Comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Snippet 12

  1. Recurrent dreams are nice. It must have a deep meaning for her. I wonder how it is related to hearing voices and seeing things.

  2. A change to the dream – a new inhabitant, and wearing clothing that’s entirely inappropriate. What makes me think this has become a shared dream? Very effective – I’m enjoying this.

  3. Nice tease, Emmy. Very visual. And I feel her frustration with Michigan winters . . . especially today when they refuse to leave!!

  4. I hate recurring dreams — they drive me nuts. I’m currently reading this but haven’t gotten this far with it. (I’m sneaking in a couple pages at a time here and there when other commitments aren’t watching.)

    That said, I hope this body belongs to the voice she’s been hearing.

    (And how is the title pronounce?)

    • Thank you! And it’s pronounced men-eh-ma
      I’d tell you what it means but it would ruin the surprise!

  5. Sounds like there’s a new element in the dream this time so maybe she’ll get some answers. I enjoyed the dream sequence, so many details! Great snippet…

  6. Yes, it’s frustrating when dreams won’t co-operate 🙂 However, reading the blurb I’m guessing this is more real than she realizes.

  7. Have I mentioned I love this story? Because I love it! I need to buy this to read it, sometime after NaNo has ended and I’m not crazily shooting for a rather realistically high goal this month on word count…

    ANYWHO! I love the descriptions, I could picture the dream so perfectly in my mind. The sun made me feel a little warmer despite my drab weather the past week. I wish I could have been there, but I could see it like I was there. I do wonder who the man is. Is he who she saw sitting in her backseat last week? Is he the owner of that voice she’s been hearing? Recurring dreams are never to be taken lightly, this means something, and I think she’s about to find out what. Or at least start getting SOME answers to support the fact she isn’t crazy after all.

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