Category Archives: a short story by Dorlana

The Gift (Inspired by The Ghost of Christmas Past)


Before I started writing my short story, The Gift, I knew the inspiration: The Ghost of Christmas Past from “A Christmas Carol” the genre: western with a touch of steampunk, and I even knew how I wanted it to end. But I was stuck, stalled right at the beginning. So my daughter suggested that I …

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Short story for Halloween: Hell’s Kitchen


 This is one of my stranger short stories from some years back, and I thought it would be fun to post it for Halloween. It’s a dark, quirky, moody tale of two men who walk a fine line between good/evil, sanity/madness.  Hell’s Kitchen By Dorlana Vann Part I – The Body I watched as a guy in …

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Fairy Tale Short Story Inspired by “Jorinda and Joringel”


Quiet on the Nightingale Fairy Tale inspired (Jorinda and Joringel) short story from Dorlana’s collection Supernatural Fairy Tales Before climbing aboard the Nightingale, a 60-foot yacht, Jake listened for a second to make sure its owner, Richard King, slept. From the cockpit, Jake climbed the stairs to the upper aft deck, and with little effort, he opened the glass …

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Fairy Tale inspired Flash Fiction by Dorlana


Beauty and the Beast + Zombies = To Hell With, Until Death Do We Part A fun little supernatural fairy tale 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 …

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The Ghost of Christmas Past Inspired Short Story


Inspired by The Ghost of Christmas Past from the novel, “A Christmas Carol” This one was one of my favorites because I wrote the entire story backwards – line by line – It was my daughter’s idea to write it that way because I was stuck. I also like it because it is my first …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story


If it Weren’t for Bad Luck A Rumpelstiltskin Inspired Short Story by Dorlana Vann  from  “Supernatural Fairy Tales” short story  Collection I walked through the front door a little after midnight. Jana sat on the couch in the darkness covered by the quilt from our bed, the images from the television flickered on her solemn …

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Supernatural Fairy Tales ebook is Free This Week


Hi Friends, Just wanted to let y’all know that my fairy tale inspired paranormal short story collection will be free all week. Go grab a copy over at Amazon (worldwide). Here is a little as to what you will find: There are 9 short stories, which were inspired by classic fairy tales – Alice’s Adventures …

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