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Fairy Tale Inspired Poem: Humanity

 

Humanity

(Inspired by The Fisherman and his Wife)
By
Dorlana Vann

Beneath the dark cover of sky and water
Graciousness causes the enchanted to bleed.
When weakness overpowers logic
Regretful rhymes are spoken through the waves.
When selfishness has replaced contentment
Sinister clouds and winds are summoned.
Lessons are lurid in order to comprehend
Mortal values are ungodly.
Mortal values are ungodly.
Lessons are lurid in order to comprehend.
Sinister clouds and winds are summoned
When selfishness has replaced contentment.
Regretful rhymes are spoken through the waves
When weakness overpowers logic.
Graciousness causes the enchanted to bleed
Beneath the dark cover of sky and water.

 

Birthday EBook Giveaway

Hi Friends,

4 of my 5 eBooks will be free on  July 9th. This will give you a chance to grab a book you missed or become a first time reader.  (I have five eBooks, however, only four are eligible for giveaways at this time. )

Jaclyn's Ghost

Jaclyn’s Ghost by Dorlana Vann

Jaclyn’s Ghost by Dorlana Vann

Ghosts, Mystery, and Fashion.

Can this diva solve her own murder, or will she be stuck in limbo forever?

Supernatural Mystery, Romantic Comedy

Amazon U.S. (Kindle)

Amazon.co.uk (Kindle)

Supernatural Fairy Tales

Supernatural Fairy Tales by Dorlana Vann

Supernatural Fairy Tales by Dorlana Vann

fairy tale + paranormal element = supernatural fairy tale

a collection of paranormal short stories inspired by fairy tales

Silverweed by Dorlana Vann

Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale by Dorlana Vann

Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale by Dorlana Vann

In this Little Red Riding Hood-inspired supernatural fairy tale,

the roles of prey and predator become interchangeable.

  Young Adult, Dark Fantasy

Amazon US

Amazon.co.uk

The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann

The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann

 

The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann

How do you change Frogs Nerds

into Princes the popular kids ?

Young Adult, fairy tale inspired

Amazon U.S. (Kindle)

Amazon.co.uk (Kindle)

Writer’s Playlist

Here’s a fun list of songs for all you “Crazy” writers out there.

It’s difficult to know when to stop editing but eventually you have to “Let it Go.” Just remember “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.” And “It’s a Long Way to the top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)“. Whatever you do, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” you “Beautiful Dreamer,” you.

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

“The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty

“Let it Go” by Idina Menzel

“Beautiful Dreamer” by The Beatles

“Crazy” by Aerosmith

“It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” –  AC/DC

 

Love and Laughter,

Dorlana

My Characters Are Not Me

“Listen to what I said here,” I said to my husband and then read a sentence from my work-in-progress. After I had finished reading, I said, “Well, I didn’t say it, my character did.”

Don said, “Wait. You wrote it. So doesn’t that mean that’s what you said?”

“No, not really. My characters are not me.”

This answer might seem a little strange. But it’s true.

Now of course every character was created from my experiences, my thought process, my head. But they didn’t have the same childhood or experiences I had. My characters react and say things differently than I would. Otherwise, all my characters would all be the same—they would be me—and that would be very boring …

It’s kind of like an actor who plays a role. The difference is: I make it up as I go. I become every character, instead of every character being me.

And oh my goodness – I can’t believe the mouths on some of these people!

Love and Laughter,

Dorlana

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