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Ghosts + Fairy Tale = Muse (Flash Fiction Thriller)

Museby 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 with excitement from the sudden movement. Jackson stood up, his breaths labored …

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Short Story inspired by Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland.

Nora ran, dodging trees and paying no mind to the twigs that scraped her bare arms and legs from shoulder to thigh. Once in a while, the high afternoon sun shone through the density of the woods, and she knew she had better hurry. When she reached the beach, she admired all her sisters who …

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New Release! Potion exclusively available on Kindle Vella

Click here to read episodes of Potion now! What exactly is a Kindle Vella Story? They are stories published one episode at a time (from 600 to 5,000 words). The first three episodes of every story are free. And then each additional episode you wish to read is unlocked by buying tokens. (They were giving away 200 …

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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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Zombies + Beauty & the Beast = There’s no Cure for Dead

  Short Story There’s No Cure for Dead 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 away, at the other end of the long, formal dining room table. He …

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Inspired Poem

  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, it …

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Jack and the Beanstalk Inspired Poem

MRS. by Dorlana Vann Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul. I should have stomped the lad like a pest. Does hunger justify wickedness? He was just a boy, not a foul troll. But now sorrow arrived and grief grows. No one to cook for or to caress. Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul. …

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