Be in by Dark
By Drac Von Stoller
Copyright 1/4/15 by Drac Von Stoller
Little Tommy Edwards always came home by dark until one day as the sun was going down while playing with a couple of friends at the cemetery that knew if they didn’t get home before sundown their parents would ground them. Tommy’s curiosity got the best of him and he stayed behind even though he knew in the back of his mind he would be grounded too. His two friends told him to be careful because there could be a ghost lurking behind one of the tombstones. Tommy said “Ha! Ha! Very funny, go on I won’t be long.” “Ok, don’t say we didn’t warn you,” laughed the two boys as they pressed on towards the cemetery gate leaving their friend Tommy not knowing if that would be the last time they would see their good friend.
Tommy’s friends couldn’t have been more right about something may be lurking inside the cemetery but it wouldn’t be any ghost he would encounter instead Tommy would be getting a close encounter of the fourth kind.
About thirty minutes after the sundown Tommy’s parents were starting to get a little worried about why Tommy hadn’t made it home by dark. His parents called one of the friends Tommy left their house with to go play with. He said “Me and another friend were all playing in the cemetery and when the sun went down we told him we had to go and he said he would be right behind us in a few minutes and that’s the last we saw him.”
Tommy’s parents got in their ca and drove to the cemetery to search for Tommy. As their car pulled into the cemetery they saw an unidentified flying object above the cemetery then the UFO disappeared into the night sky. Then as the cars headlights shined on the cemetery gate there stood standing like a statue their son Tommy. His parents got of the car and rushed over to put their arms around Tommy to show how worried they were and glad he was safe. Tommy’s parents asked him if he was alright and he just pointed to the sky. His parents didn’t believe in UFO’s or aliens even though they both saw something through the windshield of their car they couldn’t explain. They were both too excited that their son was ok and just wanted to take him home. Tommy and his parents got into the car and drove home but his mother asked him again as she turned and noticed he was staring out the window looking up at the sky. Tommy said I’m alright, I just want to go home and go to bed.” His mother replied “Ok, we’re on our way.”
As their car pulled into the driveway of their home Tommy said “I think I’m going to get sick!” Just as Tommy opened his car door he threw up on the driveway. Tommy rose up his head and wiped off his mouth with his shirt and said “I think I’m better now I think I felt car sick is all.”
What Tommy didn’t realize is that he just had a close encounter of the fourth kind back at the cemetery and the aliens took him aboard their spaceship and experimented on him. After the aliens were through with their experiment they wiped the memory from his mind of what went onboard the spaceship. The reason Tommy was getting sick was because an alien was inside his body trying to inhabit his body for deadly reasons. Tommy went to bed and reassured his parents a good nights’ rest is all he needed.
When morning arrived his mother came in his room to check on him, but she was about to get the shock of her life when she pulled the covers off his head she screamed. Her husband bolted into Tommy’s room to see what the commotion was about. Her husband was at her side gazing at his son in terror. Right before their eyes their son was transforming into an alien. Tommy’s mother fainted in her husband’s arms then the alien rose up and said “I am Xendor from the planet Grillon and we have come to your planet to see what it’s like to be a human being. Tommy’s parents said in anger to the alien “When will we get out Tommy back?” The alien said “Very soon, very soon.” But it was a trick this alien that was inhabiting their son’s body was part of a hostile alien civilization that were only interested in interbreeding with humans so it would be easier to take over the planet. Tommy’s parents were oblivious to what was really going on with the alien’s intentions. Tommy’s parents really thought the alien would leave Tommy’s body soon and go back to his planet, but that wasn’t going to happen. The alien said something in his language and Tommy’s parents froze then their eyes locked with the alien’s cold black eyes and then two aliens appeared out of nowhere in Tommy’s room and approached Tommy’s parents placing their cold hands on their heads and entered their bodies taking complete control of them.
The alien’s plan to take over the world was going along as planned and looked like it was going to be a cinch but the aliens DNA structure wasn’t quite the same because Tommy’s parents weren’t direct descendants of Nordic people so the aliens couldn’t inhabit their bodies for long and decided to leave planet earth and head back to their planet Grillon. The planet Grillon is not the only alien planet out there so it wouldn’t be long for another alien civilization would pay planet earth a visit and try and take over.
Hopefully, the creator of the cosmos won’t let that happen and the earth can live in peace and keep developing into one of the most important beings in the cosmos and visit other alien civilizations as their technology advances.
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.
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
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.
A Haunting at Winchester Grove Mansion was downloaded in the UK on Amazon 1,229 times at the last two weeks of March 2014.
- 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 +]
#1 *]in [*Japan, Chile *]and [*Dominican Republic
[* #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
#1 *]in [*Romania, Poland, Ireland *]and [*Belgium
#1 *]in [*Canada
#1 *]in [*Canada
*]#[*1 *]in [*Canada *]and [*Ireland
#1 *]in [*Canada
#1 *]in [*Italy
– #1 in Australia
#1 in Slovenia
#1 in New Zealand and Dominican Republic
- #1 *]in [*Finland
- #1 *]in [*Canada
- #1 *]in [*Australia
#1 *]in [*Canada
#1 *]in [*Canada
– #1 *]in [*Hungary
#1 in Malta
-#1 in Luxembourg & Cyprus
- #1 in Netherlands
#1 in Romania
#1 in New Zealand
#1 in New Zealand
-#1 in Romania
#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.
has become Drac Von Stoller’s Number 2 Retailer with 14,774 downloads in the month of October 2014.
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.
- Amazon, Audible & iTunes.
- Buzz Feed, Stumble Upon, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter, Blogspot, LinkedIn, My Website, YouTube, Shakespir, Amazon Author Page US & UK.
Websites- dracvonstoller.wix.com/drac & dracvonstoller.wix.com/films
Audio Books- audible.com/dracvonstoller
Short Stories- Shakespir.com/profile/view/dracvonstoller
Little Tommy Edwards always came home by dark until one day as the sun was going down while playing with a couple of friends at the cemetery that knew if they didn’t get home before sundown their parents would ground them. Tommy’s curiosity got the best of him and he stayed behind even though he knew in the back of his mind he would be grounded too. His two friends told him to be careful because there could be a ghost lurking behind one of the tombstones. Tommy said “Ha! Ha! Very funny, go on I won’t be long.” “Ok, don’t say we didn’t warn you,” laughed the two boys as they pressed on towards the cemetery gate leaving their friend Tommy not knowing if that would be the last time they would see their good friend. Tommy’s friends couldn’t have been more right about something may be lurking inside the cemetery but it wouldn’t be any ghost he would encounter instead Tommy would be getting a close encounter of the fourth kind. About thirty minutes after the sundown Tommy’s parents were starting to get a little worried about why Tommy hadn’t made it home by dark. His parents called one of the friends Tommy left their house with to go play with. He said “Me and another friend were all playing in the cemetery and when the sun went down we told him we had to go and he said he would be right behind us in a few minutes and that’s the last we saw him.”