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Short Story: Forbidden Beach


Thumbelina + Mermaids = Forbidden Beach by Dorlana Vann   I knew what lurked beyond the trees even before I opened the car door: the forbidden, barricaded beach. Even though I lived only a few miles away, I had never stood so close. Leaning against the car, the wind ruffled my hair as nerves tangled …

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“The Little Mermaid” Inspired Short Story


His Soul Inspiration by Dorlana Vann   “Have you read this?” My husband, Philip, held the book of fairy tales I had bought from a used bookstore for my niece’s ninth birthday. “Well, not that one, but I’ve read fairy tales before,” I said as I shut the door and stepped out of my heels. …

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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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Free: Supernatural Fairy Tales


Free Kindle download of Supernatural Fairy Tales today through March 25, 2017. Supernatural Fairy Tales is my collection of 9 paranormal short stories all inspired by fairy tales. If You Feed a Wolf – Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Vampire’s New Suit – The Emperor’s New Clothes … but with Vampires. Blueberry Eyes – …

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Fairy Tale Poetry


Fairy’s Sorrow By Dorlana Vann I’m sheltered from the rain, But still I feel the mist. It mixes with my pain Confirming I exist. I’m covered by the leaves Living amongst the trees. The more I see and learn The more the world I yearn. Inspired by The Dryad by Hans Christian Anderson

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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 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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