Category Archives: fairy tales

Fairy Tale Motifs Revisited


Recently, I was looking up the classic telling (1756) of “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont and one of the things that I found interesting was that it was classified as type 425C, which is Search for a lost husband  in Aarne-Thompson – Types of the Folk Tale. It reminded me of an article I had written …

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Free: Supernatural Fairy Tales


Free Kindle download of Supernatural Fairy Tales today through March 25, 2017. Supernatural Fairy Tales is my collection of 9 paranormal short stories all inspired by fairy tales. If You Feed a Wolf – Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Vampire’s New Suit – The Emperor’s New Clothes … but with Vampires. Blueberry Eyes – …

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Fairy Tale Poetry


Fairy’s Sorrow By Dorlana Vann I’m sheltered from the rain, But still I feel the mist. It mixes with my pain Confirming I exist. I’m covered by the leaves Living amongst the trees. The more I see and learn The more the world I yearn. Inspired by The Dryad by Hans Christian Anderson

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Book (Tailored for Trouble) and Movie (Enchanted) Club’s Review for December 2016


December’s 2016 Book and Movie Review Theme: Romance Book/Movie Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-48) draws a month and a genre/theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book and movie in their category. (They do not have to be one in the same.) The group has approximately 3 …

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Fairy Tale Inspired poem: Sonnet to Old Man Winter


Sonnet to Old Man Winter by Dorlana Vann I wrote this in 2011 – my first (and last) attempt at a sonnet. My inspiration for this poem was the Russian fairy tale Morozko (Old Man Winter).   You’re a vision in white; lightly sun kissed. Your touch can be soft and your rhythm slow. You …

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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 Poem: Bashful


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, …

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