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TBT Short Story: 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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Zombie and the Beast – a fairy tale inspired short story for Halloween


Beauty and the Beast + Zombies = Zombie and the Beast a  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 away, at the other end of …

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Short Story: Silverweed Muffins by Dorlana Vann


Below is the short story, “Silverweed Muffins”, which was inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood”, which in turn inspired my YA novel, Silverweed. I used some of the same background and plotlines for the book that I had used in the short story. In addition, when I drafted the longer version, I added a theme …

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Short Story: The Vampire’s New Suit + Free EBook


The following short story inspired by The Emperor’s New Clothes,  is one of the short stories from my collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. The Kindle eBook will be Free August 5, 2014.  Amazon US (Kindle) Amazon.Co.UK (Kindle) Amazon.de (Kindle) Fairy tale inspired paranormal short stories. fairy tale + paranormal element = supernatural fairy tale. These 9 Supernatural Fairy Tales …

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Birthday EBook Giveaway


Hi Friends, 4 of my 5 eBooks will be free on  July 9th. This will give you a chance to grab a book you missed or become a first time reader.  (I have five eBooks, however, only four are eligible for giveaways at this time. ) Jaclyn’s Ghost by Dorlana Vann Ghosts, Mystery, and Fashion. …

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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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