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Rumpelstilzchen Inspired Short Story


  If it Weren’t for Bad Luck by Dorlana Vann I walked through the front door a little after midnight. Jana sat on the couch in the darkness covered by the quilt from our bed, the images from the television flickered on her solemn face. “Oh, you’re up,” I said and gave her a kiss …

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The Gift (Inspired by The Ghost of Christmas Past)


Before I started writing my short story, The Gift, I knew the inspiration: The Ghost of Christmas Past from “A Christmas Carol” the genre: western with a touch of steampunk, and I even knew how I wanted it to end. But I was stuck, stalled right at the beginning. So my daughter suggested that I …

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Fairy Tale Short Story Inspired by “Jorinda and Joringel”


Quiet on the Nightingale Fairy Tale inspired (Jorinda and Joringel) short story from Dorlana’s collection Supernatural Fairy Tales Before climbing aboard the Nightingale, a 60-foot yacht, Jake listened for a second to make sure its owner, Richard King, slept. From the cockpit, Jake climbed the stairs to the upper aft deck, and with little effort, he opened the glass …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story


If it Weren’t for Bad Luck A Rumpelstiltskin Inspired Short Story by Dorlana Vann  from  “Supernatural Fairy Tales” short story  Collection I walked through the front door a little after midnight. Jana sat on the couch in the darkness covered by the quilt from our bed, the images from the television flickered on her solemn …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story: Blueberry Eyes by Dorlana Vann


Blueberry Eyes by Dorlana Vann Her long auburn hair kept slipping from its desired position of behind her to in her face and into her cooking pot. When she finally had enough of pushing it back, she left her concoction to go pull it up. She frowned at the vague remembrance of herself as a …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story: Muse by Dorlana Vann


Muse 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 with excitement from the sudden movement in the quiet room. Feathers …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story: Quiet on the Nightingale


Quiet on the Nightingale Fairy Tale inspired (Jorinda and Joringel) short story from Dorlana’s collection Supernatural Fairy Tales Before climbing aboard the Nightingale, a 60-foot yacht, Jake listened for a second to make sure its owner, Richard King, slept. From the cockpit, Jake climbed the stairs to the upper aft deck, and with little effort, he opened the …

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