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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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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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Cinderella Inspired Paranormal Short Story


Midnight by Dorlana Vann   “All black doesn’t suit you,” Dominick said. “I think you should choose softer more delicate colors.” “Delicate?” I said. “Seriously, do I look delicate?” He grinned like he had me all figured out. “Tuh … You are such an idiot.” When I spun to leave his presence, he grabbed hold …

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Potion – Chapter 1 ( Fairy Tale Inspired YA paranormal)


Hansel and Gretel’s Story has just begun … and it’s no fairy tale Chapter 1 Eight Sprigs of Thyme   May 25, 2012 Lucas Jaeger didn’t dwell on the past, but sometimes sights and sounds or even smells triggered the willies that crept up his back. Like now. He took a breath, trying to analyze …

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New Fairy Tale Inspired YA Novel!


POTION  Hansel and Gretel’s story has just begun … and it’s no fairy tale. It’s been eight years since the wicked witch held Hansel Lucas Jaeger and his sister captive; they barely escaped with their lives. Now, a senior in high school, Lucas finally feels normal. But everything changes the day he sees his awkward, …

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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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