Tag Archives: short story

Short Story: Hell’s Kitchen (Happy Halloween)


  Hell’s Kitchen By Dorlana Vann Part I The Gravedigger I watched as a guy in a dark suit dug up Beatrice Beaumont Virgil, April 5, 1965 – August 19, 1998. Funeral flowers still fresh, dirt still moist, Until we meet again her epitaph. I stood in the shadows and dared to watch a moment longer before …

Continue reading

Spooky Fun Reads for Halloween


Three of my books are for readers who like a little quirkiness with their paranormal.  Although they are not considered “horror stories” some are spooky, & some are quirky, some were inspired by classic fairy tales, but they are all supernatural fun! Jaclyn’s Ghost: Ghosts, Mystery and Fashion. Can this diva solve her own murder? …

Continue reading

Flash Fiction Fantasy Humor


The Guard by Dorlana Vann It felt as if the castle walls were closing in on me. With each passing moment, my eyes grew heavier, as did my head, as I struggled to keep watch. But my thoughts must be enough to keep me awake till dawn, for the dragon had escaped its chains and …

Continue reading

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, …

Continue reading

THE VAMPIRE’S NEW SUIT AND FREE FAIRY TALE INSPIRED SS COLLECTION


In celebration of Supernatural Fairy Tales 5th anniversary, my fairy tale inspired paranormal short story collection is FREE! (September 10-14) Below is one of the stories included in the collection. It was inspired by the fairy tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes and is just a bit of fun. I think it is a good representation of the …

Continue reading

Short Story (Dark Fantasy) Inspired by The Little Mermaid


This short story was originally published in the online fairy tale magazine, Enchanted Conversation . It is included in my fairy tale inspired paranormal short story collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. 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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading