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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story by Dorlana Vann

If it Weren’t for Bad Luck A Rumpelstiltskin Inspired Short Story by Dorlana Vann   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 face. “Oh, you’re up,” I said …

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Supernatural Fairy Tale (short story) Vampire + The Emperor’s New Clothes = The Vampire’s New Suit

The Vampire’s New Suit by Dorlana Vann His apartment was on the top floor of a tall building. Everyone knew he was a vampire, so no one would have bothered him even if he had been on the first floor. That was why he found it strange when he heard the knock. After opening the …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story: Quiet on the Nightingale

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 …

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Short Story: The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play by Dorlana Vann The sun was coming over the turkey when all hell broke loose. I watched from my front row seat with panicked amusement as the cardboard sun fell on the turkey’s head. The turkey tripped the little Native American, which made him fall on the Thanksgiving filled table. The table …

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Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland inspired short story

“But I don’t want to go among the mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the cat, “Or you wouldn’t have come here.” From “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” by Lewis …

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Fairy Tale inspired short story: The Kingdom of Pillars

This is a light supernatural fairy tale combining  “Beauty and the Beast” and fairies – I’m not sure of the exact date, but it is at least a few years old. The Kingdom of Pillars  by Dorlana Vann “I didn’t do anything!” “Do you want father’s wings to be taken off? Is that what you want? …

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My First Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story

After watching the movie, Snow White & the Huntsman, I was reminded of my very first fairy tale inspired short story. Circu 1993-94 Phone Calls and Dwarfs by Dorlana Vann “Hello,” she answered her phone for the third time since I sat down. “I told you not to call me anymore.”  I didn’t hear the phone …

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