Category Archives: Free short story

Rumpelstilzchen Inspired Short Story


  If it Weren’t for Bad Luck 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 and gave her a kiss …

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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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Ghost of Christmas Past inspired short story: The Gift


This short story was inspired by the novella “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. I combined the Ghost of Christmas Past with the western genre to write The Gift. This short story is included in my short story collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. The Gift by Dorlana Vann Paris, TX 1873   At first Cynthia was afraid …

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Paperback Giveaway plus Amazon eBook Freebie


Hi Friends, I wanted to let you know about two promotions I’m having right now. I’m giving away one paperback copy of  The Trouble with Snowmen. And Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale eBook is free on Amazon. The Trouble with Snowmen’s paperback giveaway is being hosted by GoodReads. If you are already on GoodReads it …

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Fairy tale Inspired Thriller


Today’s short story is from my paranormal collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. It was inspired by  Prince Ariel by Madame D’Aulnoy. There is also another inspiration, but you will have to read it to find out what it is. (Mwaa ha ha) Happy Halloween! Muse by Dorlana Vann   Since Jackson couldn’t channel his frustration onto the blank …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story: There’s no Cure for Dead


I’m going to post some of my darker (yet fun) short stories for Halloween.  This is the first one (It has gone through a couple of title changes). Can you guess which fairy tale it was inspired by before you get to the last line?  There’s No Cure for Dead By Dorlana Vann  She opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, loosening …

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Short Story (Dark Fantasy) Inspired by The Little Mermaid


This short story was originally published in the online fairy tale magazine, Enchanted Conversation . It is included in my fairy tale inspired paranormal short story collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. His Soul Inspiration by Dorlana Vann “Have you read this?” My husband, Philip, held the book of fairy tales I had bought from a used bookstore for my niece’s …

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