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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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Story Time – TBT short story (A fairy tale)


Here’s my TBT short story – I’m really not sure when I wrote it (before 2010) and it wasn’t one that was inspired by a classic fairy tale but is my own fairy tale. The Kingdom of Pillars by Dorlana Vann “I didn’t do anything!” “Do you want father’s wings to be taken off? Is that what you want? You …

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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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Writing Diary #7 & a Short Story


Now that the first book in my Trouble with Men series has launched I can focus more on my other projects. I’ve been working on the edits I received from my editor for book 2, The Trouble with Scarecrows, and I’m also working on the 2nd draft of my YA fairy tale inspired novel – …

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