Author Archive: Dorlana

Don’t Get Mad, Get Editing (Look at every critiques in a positive way.)


I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive tons of edits on one copy. But you can actually learn to see these as gifts, huge favors, and even unexpected muses instead …

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The Trouble with Snowmen – Read Chapter 1


The Trouble with Snowmen By Dorlana Vann Chapter 1 “I had him pegged as a snowman the moment I met him,” Regina said. “It was only a matter of time before he melted.” “What are you talking about?” Haley Monroe appreciated Regina, the owner of the four-apartment multiplex they lived in, for jumping out of …

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Jaclyn’s Ghost Chapter 1


Jaclyn’s Ghost by Dorlana Vann Ghosts, Mystery, & Fashion Can this diva solve her own murder, or will she be stuck in limbo forever? Chapter 1 Another One Bites the Dust   Jaclyn Jade felt a prickling sensation as if a trillion tiny needles penetrated her entire body just beneath the surface of her skin. …

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Short Story: Hell’s Kitchen (Happy Halloween)


  Hell’s Kitchen By Dorlana Vann Part I The Gravedigger I watched as a guy in a dark suit dug up Beatrice Beaumont Virgil, April 5, 1965 – August 19, 1998. Funeral flowers still fresh, dirt still moist, Until we meet again her epitaph. I stood in the shadows and dared to watch a moment longer before …

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Cinderella Inspired Acrostic Poem


  Dear Mom by Dorlana Vann   Cinders on your face and hands, so you said. Instead of supper you were sent to bed. No one to play with—No huge castle walls. Dined on the cold floor like one of the dogs. Every day, I must hear your sad stories. Really Mother, they are getting …

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Zombies + Beauty & the Beast = There’s no Cure for Dead


  Short Story There’s No Cure for Dead by Dorlana Vann She opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, loosening her jaw, before she spoke. “You can’t be serious. Marriage is no longer something we can consider.” He stood far away, at the other end of the long, formal dining room table. He …

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Spooky Fun Reads for Halloween


Three of my books are for readers who like a little quirkiness with their paranormal.  Although they are not considered “horror stories” some are spooky, & some are quirky, some were inspired by classic fairy tales, but they are all supernatural fun! Jaclyn’s Ghost: Ghosts, Mystery and Fashion. Can this diva solve her own murder? …

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