Fairy Tales, Short Stories, Paranormal, Anthology
Fairy tale inspired paranormal short stories. fairy tale + paranormal element = supernatural fairy tale. These 9 Supernatural Fairy Tales are not retellings of the original fairy tales but were inspired by them. They are paranormal themed stories about vampires, ghosts, mermaids, witches, and more, in genres ranging from romance to thriller. And fair warning: they don’t always have a happy ending. Below are all the titles with the story inspirations and the reason Dorlana picked them for her collection: If You Feed a Wolf – Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This is one of my favorites because it was experimental. I just let myself be free to write without a real plan. As far as what I took from the original story: it reminded me of how I feel in dreams - so some of the things that happen in this story are taken from my actual dream journal. The Vampire’s New Suit – Inspired by The Emperor’s New Clothes. I just like this one because it's fun. Blueberry Eyes – One of my very first supernatural fairy tales. I'm not going to say which fairy tale this one was inspired by because it would give away the ending. The Gift – Inspired by The Ghost of Christmas Past from "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 and only western - and it has a touch of steampunk and ghosts. If it weren’t for Bad Luck – Inspired by Rumpelstilzchen. You see, I have this theory about luck... Muse – (Also published in The Inferno under the title What You Know.) Inspired by Prince Ariel from, "The Fairy Tales of Madame D'Aulnoy." I had to do a lot of research on birds for this one. One of my darker pieces. His Soul Inspiration – (Originally published in Enchanted Conversation ) Inspired by The Little Mermaid, this is my last supernatural fairy tale short... to date. Quiet on the Nightingale – (Also published in AllRomance eBooks Newsletter) Inspired by Jorinda and Joringel. A little sexy but mostly fun. Forbidden Beach – (Also published in Silverthorn Press) Inspired by Thumbelina, this short story is probably the truest to the fantasy genre of my stories and also the creepiest.
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Here is a collection of supernatural short stories, all based on old fairy tales. From an adult Hansel and Gretal to the Emperor's New Clothes, it's all here. Each story only takes a few minutes to read and there are nine in total. If you like fairy tales, short stories and the paranormal, give this a shot.
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The inspirations for my books and short stories are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies. I have several books (teen and adult) available.
I live in Texas, near Houston, which is also the setting for my upcoming romance series The Trouble with Men. I’m very excited about the series, which will have fun, new dating terms and concepts, outrageous shenanigans, and a touch of magical realism. Characters move in and out of a downtown Houston multiplex – a 1920s house (some say it’s haunted) that has been renovated into four separate apartments. Trouble with Men series will be published by Soul Mate Publishing starting as early as August of 2015, beginning with the romantic comedy, The Trouble with Snowmen.