Category Archives: fairy tales

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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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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Mini Bio of Charles Perrault

Even though the Brothers Grimm (published 1812), Hans Christian Andersen (published 1835), and Disney are probably the most recognizable names in fairy tales, Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was the first to modernize the popular folk tales of his time and use them for his own agenda and beliefs. French born Perrault was the youngest of four …

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Writing Update September 2016

Hi friends, I hope everyone had a fabulous summer. I have a few things going on with my writing projects and some fun promo stuff coming up, too. The Trouble with Snowmen:  I’m super excited because I just received news that The Trouble with Snowmen eBook will be FREE from October 9, 2016 – October …

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