Tag Archives: Beauty and the Beast

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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Boovies Book and Movie Club’s Review for March 2017: Beauty and the Beast


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 weeks to read the book and then we …

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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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Fairy Tale Inspired Poem: Ugly


Ugly By Dorlana Vann Mask of various natures I have worn. It’s different than the day I was born. A senseless mistake was made on my part. Now I exist in shadows and the dark. My castle walls hide my grief and despair. Servants, my companions, also prepare. I find beauty in all except me. …

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Fairy Tale inspired Flash Fiction by Dorlana


Beauty and the Beast + Zombies = To Hell With, Until Death Do We Part A fun little supernatural fairy tale By Dorlana Vann She opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, loosening her jaw, before she spoke. “You can’t be serious. Marriage is no longer something we can consider.” He stood far …

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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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