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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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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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Short story for Halloween: Hell’s Kitchen


 This is one of my stranger short stories from some years back, and I thought it would be fun to post it for Halloween. It’s a dark, quirky, moody tale of two men who walk a fine line between good/evil, sanity/madness.  Hell’s Kitchen By Dorlana Vann Part I – The Body I watched as a guy in …

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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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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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The Supernatural Fairy Tale Writing Challenge


One of the search terms used to find this site is fairy tale story ideas. I’ve been using fairy tales as inspiration for many years. I like using the formula: fairy tale + paranormal element = supernatural fairy tale. Sometimes I even give myself an extra challenge to help inspire me; a certain genre, a …

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The Ghost of Christmas Past Inspired Short Story


Inspired by The Ghost of Christmas Past from the novel, “A Christmas Carol” This one was one of my favorites because I wrote the entire story backwards – line by line – It was my daughter’s idea to write it that way because I was stuck. I also like it because it is my first …

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