Author Archive: Dorlana

Rapunzel Inspired Paranormal Short Story


Poppi by Dorlana Vann The hillside mansion was huge, old, and cold and spotless. As soon as Riley stepped inside his childhood home, he felt uneasy. Even though he’d visited many times since he had lived there, it seemed different now, even more eerie than when Mother Gothel was alive. Lola, his ex-wife, walked in …

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The Frog Prince + Merlin the Magician = Weeping Lake (a fairy tale inspired short story)


Weeping Lake by Dorlana Vann Vivian stood beside of the lake. Her bright hair waved like the water as the wind graciously blew in from the south. She inhaled and then looked down at her newly acquired engagement ring. She had said yes, but she knew that wasn’t what she meant. Everyone had been there, …

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Inspired Poem


  Bashful by Dorlana Vann 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, she fell ill on that dreadful day. In a glass coffin, it …

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Jack and the Beanstalk Inspired Poem


MRS. by Dorlana Vann Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul. I should have stomped the lad like a pest. Does hunger justify wickedness? He was just a boy, not a foul troll. But now sorrow arrived and grief grows. No one to cook for or to caress. Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul. …

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Beauty & the Beast + Rip Van Winkle = Wink (fairy tale poetry)


Wink by Dorlana Vann Wink was an elf; lavender was his color. His world was made up of sunshine and magic. The sky was ginger, and the trees were scarlet. All the ladies declared he was most charming. His kind parents urged him to settle down And to carry on his name and his beauty. …

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Cinderella Inspired 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 boring. “Eleanor,” …

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Cinderella Inspired Paranormal Short Story


Midnight by Dorlana Vann   “All black doesn’t suit you,” Dominick said. “I think you should choose softer more delicate colors.” “Delicate?” I said. “Seriously, do I look delicate?” He grinned like he had me all figured out. “Tuh … You are such an idiot.” When I spun to leave his presence, he grabbed hold …

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