Author Archive: Dorlana

More Ingredients Have Been Added to the Potion

Hi friends, I have added two more ingredients to my Potion, bwa ha ha: 1 Twenty-five-foot Strand of Golden Hair & 2 Pints Rainwater Well that is, I have uploaded two more episodes to my serialized story, Potion on Kindle Vella. Potion is a contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, with …

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New Release! Potion exclusively available on Kindle Vella

Click here to read episodes of Potion now! What exactly is a Kindle Vella Story? They are stories published one episode at a time (from 600 to 5,000 words). The first three episodes of every story are free. And then each additional episode you wish to read is unlocked by buying tokens. (They were giving away 200 …

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Hansel and Gretel Inspired Flash Fiction: Blueberry Eyes

Her long auburn hair kept slipping from its desired position of behind her to in her face and into her cooking pot. When she finally had enough of pushing the strands back, she left her concoction to go pull it up. She frowned at the vague remembrance of herself as a little girl in ginger-red …

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“Mrs.” Poem inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk

Hero or actually the villain? Have you ever wondered what the giant’s wife thought after helping Jack and then Jack killed her husband? The following is my poem inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk. (Mrs. is one of the poems from my collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales.) Mrs. by Dorlana Vann Poverty breeds greed in a …

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Bashful – Poem inspired by Snow White

Bashful was inspired by Walt Disney’s film version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (1937) Bashful When I saw her stretched across the tidy beds, love’s potent sword struck my heart before I knew who this lovely stranger was or one word said. But I remained silent, as I always do. With one bite, …

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Episodes of “Potion” coming to Kindle Vella

Amazon will be launching Kindle Vella in July 2021. Readers will be able to read and pay for episodes as they go. (First 3 episodes of each story are FREE). I have already uploaded a few episodes of my young adult fairy tale inspired urban fantasy, POTION. I am excited (and a little scared lol) …

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Midsummer Nights Dream + Witches = Dream Spell Poem

Dream Spell was inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. England: 1595/96 And since it has a play inside the play – I wrote a poem inside a poem. Dream Spell by Dorlana Vann She never knew where she’d go when she closed her eyes. Her deep dreams bewitched, and her sleeping soul …

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