Weekend Writing Warriors – Blue Ruin (Chapter Fourteen: The Mirror) 

It’s that time of the week again! As part of Weekend Writing Warriors, I post a snippet of my soon-to-be-published dark fantasy novel, Blue Ruin, every Saturday/Sunday. Weekend Writing Warriors is the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Every weekend, share an 8 to 10 snippet sentence of your writing. 

Following with my latest trend of posting a snippet every day from another chapter, this weekend will be continuing with Chapter Fourteen: The Mirror. 

Liam and Maura return to her apartment to grab a few belongings before leaving the city. Maura has never liked her reflection, and with good reason. Liam has never understood why, and Maura takes this time to reveal to Liam what is really behind her reflection. Not only behind it, but what can cross over into their world if she isn’t careful. 


“That’s the real me,” Maura said.

A wispy figure materialized from spindles of black magic. Its gray complexion and wrinkly skin looked fragile and thin, like paper. Its bare body exposed each rib and every ripple in its lungs when it took a breath. Patches of coarse, gray hair fell around its bony, prominent shoulders. The hollow sockets of its eyes burned black. It clawed its long fingernails against the protective barrier. In a flash, it bore its jagged black fangs and scraped them along the glass, hissing.

The reflection sang to him. Liam, it begged.


Blue Ruin is the first novel in The Phoenix Series. The Phoenix Series is a dark fantasy with gothic, noire, paranormal, and supernatural elements.

“A hunter and the hunted, Maura Leroux is one of the last of her kind with a dark past that has haunted her. With black magical beings having been hunted for centuries, she’s come to learn a thing or two about survival. But Adrian Wilhelm, a notorious Vampire, threatens to destroy Maura’s newfound life as a detective in the magical world of Mystics. Adrian intends to use Maura as a means of resurrecting the fallen world of black magical beings, Abysm. Maura has made it her mission to stop Adrian while covering her tracks from those that have been seeking her out for centuries.”

Blue Ruin is now available. The Phoenix Series: Blue Ruin.



10 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – Blue Ruin (Chapter Fourteen: The Mirror) 

  1. That’s scary all right! How’s poor Liam going to react to that? These short excerpts can be super creepy because they leave us teetering on that edge of fear!

    Could I make a suggestion? Instead of “bore,” I think maybe you mean “bared?” That would sound better to me. Hope you pick up right from here next week!

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