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Vampires + The Emperor’s New Clothes =


The Vampire’s New Suit by Dorlana Vann His apartment was on the top floor of a tall building. Everyone knew he was a vampire, so no one would have bothered him even if he had been on the first floor. That was why he found it strange when he heard the knock. After opening the …

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Forbidden Beach – a fairy tale inspired short story


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 my insides.  “Aren’t you coming, …

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Rapunzel Inspired Paranormal Short Story


Poppi by Dorlana Vann The hillside mansion was huge, old, and cold and spotless. As soon as Riley stepped inside his childhood home, he felt uneasy. Even though he’d visited many times since he had lived there, it seemed different now, even more eerie than when Mother Gothel was alive. Lola, his ex-wife, walked in …

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The Kingdom of Pillars: a Fairy Tale


The Kingdom of Pillars A fairy tale by Dorlana Vann   “I didn’t do anything!” “Do you want father’s wings to be taken off? Is that what you want? You march yourself right back there.” I stared at my sister, all blue and getting bluer by the minute. If we would’ve had this conversation a …

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Muse: Paranormal Thriller (flash fiction) Inspired by the Fairy Tale, Prince Ariel


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. Jackson stood up, his …

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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 …

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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? …

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