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The Frog Prince + Merlin the Magician = Weeping Lake (a fairy tale inspired short story)


Weeping Lake by Dorlana Vann Vivian stood beside of the lake. Her bright hair waved like the water as the wind graciously blew in from the south. She inhaled and then looked down at her newly acquired engagement ring. She had said yes, but she knew that wasn’t what she meant. Everyone had been there, …

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Beauty & the Beast + Rip Van Winkle = Wink (fairy tale poetry)


Wink by Dorlana Vann Wink was an elf; lavender was his color. His world was made up of sunshine and magic. The sky was ginger, and the trees were scarlet. All the ladies declared he was most charming. His kind parents urged him to settle down And to carry on his name and his beauty. …

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Cinderella Inspired Poem


Dear Mom  by Dorlana Vann Cinders on your face and hands, so you said. Instead of supper you were sent to bed. No one to play with—No huge castle walls. Dined on the cold floor like one of the dogs. Every day, I must hear your sad stories. Really Mother, they are getting boring. “Eleanor,” …

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Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale


Silverweed has had a make-over! Revisions, a new cover, & a paperback bonus:  8 fairy tale inspired supernatural short stories! Available only on Amazon. Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited! In this Little-Red-Riding-Hood-inspired paranormal fairy tale, the roles of prey and predator are blurred. Seventeen-year-old Aiden Young travels to Indiana for his aunt’s funeral, where his …

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Short Story: Muse


Muse (Inspired by Prince Ariel from, “The Fairy Tales of Madame D’Aulnoy.”) by Dorlana Vann   Since Jackson couldn’t channel his frustration onto the blank page, he used his fist to pound it into the desk. “Ahhh,” he cried, swooshing his fountain pen and several loose pieces of writing-paper to the floor. His caged birds squawked …

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“The Trouble with Scarecrows” is now available in paperback – & a Giveaway!


Hi Friends, The second book in my Trouble with Men series, “The Trouble with Scarecrows” is now available in paperback. To celebrate, I’m giving away 2 copies on Goodreads. I find second books in series interesting because without the first book they would not have existed. And even though this book is its own story, that …

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Midsummer Nights Dream + Witches = Dream Spell Poem


Dream Spell by Dorlana Vann (Inspired by Midsummer Nights Dream)   She never knew where she’d go when she closed her eyes Her deep dreams bewitched, and her sleeping soul stolen Always to follow her love through tomorrow’s skies Cursed by her own craft, ties deliberately woven.   “I place this herb where I have …

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