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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

By Drac Von Stoller

Copyright 4/3/15

Mary Bell and her husband Henry lived in a cottage nestled in the woods during the late 1800’s. They were a very happy couple until the day they lost their only child Mabel to tuberculosis. It really hit them both hard which turned their whole world upside down. Henry started drinking pretty heavily and paying less attention to his wife’s needs. Resentment was setting in from his wife and she decided she had enough and with a couple pinches of arsenic Henry was dead. Mary Bell’s love for men soured from that day forward turning her heart as cold as ice.

Many months later lonely and no one to love because she lost her only child and husband she murdered she decided to give love a chance once more and she said “If this doesn’t work out then I’m through with all men. Mary Bell was introduced to a wealthy older gentlemen in town by a friend, and they got married the next day even though the two had nothing in common but she didn’t care all she cared about was his money. So, if he died he wouldn’t be missed and she wasn’t about to tell him that. After about a month Marie was ready to put her plan in motion. As her new husband was sitting at the kitchen table Marie put some arsenic in his tea and sat directly across the table watching excitedly as he drank his tea knowing at any moment he would die. As he was gasping for air he said “You poisoned me!” Marie laughed and said “Looks like I’m going to be rich!” Her husband yelled out “Why?” Then his head hit his plate and he was dead.

Now that Marie was feeling good about killing she wasn’t about to stop now. Marie was able to lure nine more men to her cottage and poison them before her murder spree came to an end that ended with the tenth husband. As Marie was bringing a tray that had their tea on it she got distracted and forgot which cup of tea had the poison instead of just tossing the two cups of tea in the trash can she just added poison to one of the cups of tea which was her cup and placed the tray on the kitchen table. They both picked up their tea and she sat directly across the table watching with excitement on her face thinking she would be coming into some more money but that wouldn’t be the case this time around. They both drank their tea and instead of her watching his head hit the plate her head hit the plate and they were both dead. Looks like Marie’s poisoning days are over.

According to legend the cottage became the place for ghost activity because after dark light would emit from inside the kitchen but there was no power in the cottage. The cottage was condemned from vandalism. It is said that if a man you sits at the kitchen table with a cup of tea in the dark Mary Bell’s ghost will appear and put arsenic in his tea as she is laughing and telling him to drink up. So far no one is said to have gone so far as to put their lips on the tea cup and drink up. So we may never know if it’s just their minds playing tricks on them or if Mary Bell’s ghost is back from the dead too seek out more men to poison.

Drac Von Stoller-Bio & Stats

Drac Von Stoller’s imagination and fascination for the Horror genre began when he was a little boy watching his favorite actors such as Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi on his little black and white television alone in his dark room. Drac would watch these horror movies for hours and build model kits of his favorite characters like Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein and even the Munster’s car from his favorite television series. Then as time went on and nothing was left to the imagination in the new horror movies, Drac still loved watching the old movies he so loved as a little boy. Then as Drac became an adult he decided one day that he would write a short story in the horror genre and let some of his friends read it and see what they thought. Drac’s first short story was titled “Death in the Wilderness,” which would be considered flash fiction but this would be Drac’s test to see if he was destined to be an author. Sure enough when people read “Death in the Wilderness” they loved it but couldn’t understand why Drac didn’t keep on with the story but Drac knew all along that if what they read was so good then Drac has succeeded. This gave Drac the confidence he needed to keep on writing more and more short stories. The rest is history Drac has now written 155 short stories to date that have been downloaded in 133 Countries and has finished working on Volume VI of the same title. 

Author of 31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Volumes I, II, III, IV, V & VI.

187 Short Stories with over 674,175 downloads in 133 Countries around the World.

1,936 Audio Books sold to date through retailers Audible, Amazon & iTunes.

172 Videos on YouTube viewed in 125 Countries.

Drac Von Stoller’s Short Films for “Horrifying Tales From The Dead TV Series

Bloody Mary, The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs, The Haunted Mirror, The Doll, The Clown Statue, The Zombie Bride, The Vanishing Hitchhiker starring Clint Eastwood’s daughter Kimber Lynn, No More Mr. Nice Guy and Dracula: The Legend Lives. Stills from Bloody Mary, The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs, The Haunted Mirror, The Doll, The Clown Statue and The Vanishing Hitchhiker can be viewed on Drac Von Stoller’s “New” website at

www.dracvonstoller.wix.com/films

Record downloads of 45,327 in the month of March 2015 of his short stories from 12 Retailers.

Record Download day of 1,562 on March 11, 2015 on Google Play & Books with 175 Stories in the Top Selling in 29 Categories.

Drac Von Stoller had a great day on December 18, 2014 with over 22,000 views on his Google Plus page.

113,136 views on my Google + page to date.

Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter connections below is a list of some of the great connections that have connected with Drac Von Stoller.

Linda Blair- Regan in The Exorcist

Ari Lehman- Jason in Friday the 13 th Part I

Betsy Palmer- Jason’s Mother in Friday the 13th

Ken Kirzinger- Jason in Jason vs. Freddy

Warrington Gillette- Jason in Friday the 13 th Part II

Dick Wieand- Jason in Friday the13th Part V

Barbie Wilde- Female Cenobite in Hellraiser II

Simon Bamford-Butterball Cenobite in Hellraiser

Nicholas-Burman-Vince-Chatterer Cenobite in Hellraiser I & II

Tony Moran- Michael Myers in Halloween I

Victor Miller-wrote screenplay for Friday the 13th part I

Jim Krut- Zombie in the original Dawn of the Dead

John Russo- Co-creator of the original Night of the Living Dead and also played a Zombie.

Tyler Mane- Halloween Remake by Rob Zombie- played Michael Myers

Dan Yeager- Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.

Bill Johnson- Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Tony Todd- The Candyman, Final Destination

Dee Wallace- played in movies E.T., The Howling, 10, Halloween 2007, Stepford Wives.

Kimber Lynn Eastwood- Clint Eastwood’s daughter starring in my film The Vanishing Hitchhiker.

America’s Most Haunted

Darren Kavinoky- Host of Deadly Sins, Did He Do It and Breaking Point on Discovery ID.

Christopher Saint Booth-11 Award winner. Producer, Director, Composer and Production Designer of films, TV and documentaries for Syfy Channel.

Roger Fisher- co-founder of the rock group Heart.

Dr. Steven M. Greer- Founder of The Disclosure Project, The Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and The Orion Project and Sirius Technology Advanced Research.

DJ King Assassin- an American musician, rapper, record producer & DJ. He has produced music with Tupac Shakur, Shock G, Wyclef Jean, Thug Life, Ice-T, Eazy E, Akron and more.

Susan Bennett- the voice of “Siri” on Apples iPhones and voice on VOX

Jessica Headley- Main Anchor at Fox News First and Fox News Midday

Kraptor- Thrash Metal Band in Venezuela played at Monsters of Rock in 2010

Methane-Thrash Metal Band in Sweden.

Dave Coulier- played Joey Gladstone on ABC’s Full House & Host of America’s Funniest People & World’s Funniest Videos.

Brent Fischer- President of Clavo Records and Grammy winning Producer/Musician/Arranger Credits on over 30 million albums worldwide as Producer/Arranger/Musician for Michael Jackson, Usher, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet, Prince and many others.

Eddie Yang-who has worked for the past twenty-five years as a sculptor/designer in the film industry. Eddie got his start with Academy Award Winning make-up effects artist Rick Baker in 1987. Eddie got to work on some great films such as Men in Black I & II, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Indiana Jones 4, Robo Cop, Superman, Dark Knight, Alien, Avatar, Evil Dead 2 and many others.

Zack Ward- Actor in the movies Transformers  (2007), A Christmas Story (1983) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004).

Jason Hawes- Syfy's Ghost Hunters

Salon News Media (Online Magazine that has 15 Million Monthly Visitors) – Staff Critic Laura Miller “Interviewed” Drac Von Stoller on Wednesday August 13, 2014 about his experience as an indie author.

[+ http://www.salon.com/2014/08/17/portrait_of_a_self_published_author_drac_von_stollers_invisible_literary_empire/+]

Drac Von Stoller’s Salon Interview on 62 Sites around the World August 19, 2014

A Haunting at Winchester Grove Mansion was downloaded in the UK on Amazon 1,229 times at the last two weeks of March 2014.

Bloody Mary-short story- Number 1 in US for 6 months solid and in Top 2 to date and been Number 1 in 25 Countries on and off since July 2013 and is in 51 Countries total across the globe on iBooks Top Free Ghost Stories.

Drac’s first book 31 Horrifying Tales from The Dead has been Number 2 twice on iBooks Top Paid Ghost Stories in the US and Number 1 in New Zealand.

Here is a list of [Drac Von Stoller’s *]stories and books that have made it to Number [*1 *]to date on[ iBooks Top Free Ghost & Horror and Top Paid Ghost.*]

 

[+ Top Ghost- iBooks +]

 

[– #1 *]in[ New Zealand*]

 

[+ 33 Number 1 Top Horror & Ghost- iBooks +]

 

A Haunting at Winchester Grove Mansion #1 *]in [*Japan, Chile *]and [*Dominican Republic

Bride-and-Seek[* #1 ]in [*Denmark *]and [*Australia]

– #1 *]in [*Czech Republic, Honduras, Sweden, Italy, Ecuador

-#1 *]in [*Romania

– #1 in Australia

– #1 *]in [*UK, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland

[– #1 *]in[ Venezuela*]

– #1 *]in [*US, Malta, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Romania, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Greece, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Slovenia, France, Columbia, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, UK.

-#1 *]in [*Ireland

The Ghost of Hill Haven Rd.- #1 Denmark

The Ghosts of Summerville Plantation- #1 *]in [*Romania, Poland, Ireland *]and [*Belgium

The Haunted Bridge- #1 *]in [*Canada

Knock Three Times On My Grave- #1 *]in [*Canada

Grim Reaper- *]#[*1 *]in [*Canada *]and [*Ireland

The Phantom Miner- #1 *]in [*Canada

Once upon a Nightmare- #1 *]in [*Italy

– #1 in Australia

The Killer in The Back Seat- #1 in Slovenia

Scared to Death- #1 in New Zealand and Dominican Republic

The Night Halloween Took Over The World#1 *]in [*Finland

Don’t Go in the Woods#1 *]in [*Canada

The Haunted Mirror#1 *]in [*Australia

Born a Serial Killer- #1 *]in [*Canada

The Killington Axe Murders- #1 *]in [*Canada

– #1 *]in [*Hungary

Curse of the Crystal Skull- #1 in Malta

Evil-#1 in Luxembourg & Cyprus

The Doll- #1 in Netherlands

Screams down Long Hollow Pike Rd- #1 in Romania

Horror Island Amusement Park- #1 in New Zealand

Buried Alive- #1 in New Zealand

Thump!Thump!Drag!-#1 in New Zealand

-#1 in Romania

The Boogeyman- #1 in New Zealand

Drac Von Stoller’s Short Story “Bloody Mary” was downloaded “1,006” times in 1 day on September 30, 2013 on iTunes.

Drac Von Stoller’s Short Story “Bloody Mary” was downloaded “1,329” times in 1 day on October 31, 2013on iBooks.

On February 18, 2014 Drac Von Stoller had a great moment in Canada on iBooks Top Free Ghost Stories, his story “Bloody Mary” went Number 1 again then it got even better 25 of his stories came out of nowhere and were in the top 38, then he started scrolling down the chart and seen red down arrows on over 30 stories from other authors because of his 25 stories pushing his competition down the charts. Don’t think this accomplishment has ever happened for any other author in one day. I did do a screen shot on this because it was too good to be true but it happened.

On August 24, 2015 Drac Von Stoller had another great day on iBooks in Romania with 24 of his short stories in the Top 30 in Horror and 30 in the Top 30 in Ghost.

On September 2015 Drac Von Stoller had another great day on iBooks in Top Paid Ghost in New Zealand with Kill Me Dead! At #1, 31 Horrifying Tales from The Dead Volume 1 at #2, Volume #4 at #3, Volume #3 at #4, 5 Short Stories at #5, 4 Short Stories at #6, Campfire Tales at #7 and The Séance at #8.

Also on Shakespir when Drac Von Stoller released 29 of his 31 stories from Volume 5 from 2/1-2/6/14 he had 1,100 downloads in 6 days and his story “Obsessed” reached the 100th download the quickest than any other story he has put out.

Apple- has become Drac Von Stoller’s Number 2 Retailer with 14,774 downloads in the month of October 2014.

Google Play is Drac Von Stoller’s Number 1 retailer with averaging up to 40,000 downloads per month with 176 in the Top Selling on Google Play & Books in 29 Categories.

Drac Von Stoller was featured along with 30 plus other Authors in Audible.com 2012 Halloween Promotion and came in 4th in Sales and was the only Author to have 5 Audio Books in the promotion.

Drac Von Stoller Short Story Retailers- Amazon, iTunes, Google Books & Play, Barnes & Noble, Shakespir, Page Foundry, Oyster, Flipkart, Diesl, Kobo, Baker & Taylor Blio.

Audio Book Retailers- Amazon, Audible & iTunes.

Promotion Sites- Buzz Feed, Stumble Upon, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter, Blogspot, LinkedIn, My Website, YouTube, Shakespir, Amazon Author Page US & UK.

Drac Von Stoller Links

Websites- dracvonstoller.wix.com/drac & dracvonstoller.wix.com/films

Audio Books- audible.com/dracvonstoller

Short Stories- Shakespir.com/profile/view/dracvonstoller

Twitter-DracVonStoller

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005315207540

LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/dracvonstoller

Wattpad- http://www.wattpad.com/user/stollekl

Blog-http://dracvonstoller.blogspot.com/

Amazon-http://www.amazon.com/Drac-Von-Stoller/e/B005GGUDKK

Tumblr-http://dracvonstoller.tumblr.com/

iTunes-https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/drac-von-stoller/id489968164?mt=11

B/N-http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/drac+von+stoller?fs=0&_requestid=629544

Scribd-https://www.scribd.com/dracvonstoller

Instagram-https://instagram.com/dracvonstoller/

Authors Database-http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/19314-kevin-stoller

IMDb-http://www.imdb.me/dracvonstoller

GooglePlay-https://play.google.com/store/search?q=drac%20von%20stoller&c=books

Kobo-https://store.kobobooks.com/pt-PT/search?query=Drac%20Von%20Stoller&fcsearchfield=Author&fclanguages=all


Arsenic and Old Lace

Mary Bell and her husband Henry lived in a cottage nestled in the woods during the late 1800’s. They were a very happy couple until the day they lost their only child Mabel to tuberculosis. It really hit them both hard which turned their whole world upside down. Henry started drinking pretty heavily and paying less attention to his wife’s needs. Resentment was setting in from his wife and she decided she had enough and with a couple pinches of arsenic Henry was dead. Mary Bell’s love for men soured from that day forward turning her heart as cold as ice.

  • ISBN: 9781310866135
  • Author: Drac Von Stoller
  • Published: 2015-11-23 05:20:11
  • Words: 2392
Arsenic and Old Lace Arsenic and Old Lace