Campfire Tales

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Drac Von Stoller, Dec 7, 2011 - Fiction - 5 pages
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 We had just gotten back from a Halloween party when John, being the only non-believer in ghosts, asked Karen and me if the stories about the many sightings of ghosts in the old ghost town were true. Of course we said they were all true, and of course his response was, "These stories are just a bunch of made up stuff to keep nosey people from vandalizing the old town."

"Well, if it's not true, then why don't all of us camp out tonight at the ghost town and put these old stories to rest once and for all?" I replied. I told John that I would get my tent and some blankets. Karen volunteered to bring some food and flashlights, and John said he would bring some firewood, beer, and his guitar. I decided we would all ride together in my car. Everyone was excited about telling our friends at school all about our spooky tales when we got back, but little did we know that there would be no tales to tell because we would never be heard from again.

As we were driving down the dusty, country road John was strumming on his guitar as we all sang along joyfully. We were having the time of our lives just being together because we were such great friends. Just up ahead of us was a man in the middle of the road on a horse.

"Slow down!" Karen exclaimed.  I immediately slammed on my brakes. John doesn't scare easily, but this man on the horse in the middle of this dark, deserted road gave John the willies. The closer we got to the mounted figure the more frightened we all became, but we just kept driving. We blamed it on the beer we were drinking and proceeded to the old ghost town. We just couldn't face all of our friends the next day and say we were too scared to camp out there. We would be the laughing stock of the school, so we continued onward.

As we approached the entrance to the town the car stalled. We were definitely not going to walk back home since it was too far and we didn't want to end up running for our lives from that mysterious man on the horse. So, we gathered our belongings and crossed through the entrance. We turned our flashlights on and looked for a safe place to camp for the night.

"Where did that man on the horse go?" Karen asked as we walked.

"Who knows and who cares," John quickly replied.

All of a sudden the mounted figured appeared and charged full steam ahead in our direction. His eyes were as red as fire. We all froze in our tracks. He rode right through us as if we were the ghosts. It was enough to turn any skeptic into a believer. I told everyone to get our cell phones out and call our parents to come pick us up, but none of our phones would get a signal.

"Well it looks like we're stuck here for the night," John said, "we may as well make the best of it."

"This looks like a good place to pitch a tent--right next to the saloon and bank." I replied. John placed the firewood on the ground and tried to get the fire started while Karen and I got the tent set up. We all gathered around the campfire to keep warm and sang a few songs to try to lighten the mood. Karen decided after awhile that we should tell some stories about the old ghost town.

"All right, who wants to tell their story first?" Karen asked excitedly.

John put his guitar down, took another gulp of beer and said, "Since I'm the biggest skeptic, I'll tell my story first. My father told me this tale when I was a little boy. 

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About the author (2011)

Drac Von Stoller just signed a Worldwide distribution deal December 2016 for his Feature Length film "Horrifying Tales From The Dead," to further his films mass exposure in 2017. Drac Von Stoller still has 208 of his short stories that can be scripted and filmed for a TV/Cable series.  Drac Von Stoller has over 1 Million downloads of his short stories from the series "31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead." He has already released 9 of his short films that are available on Amazon Video Direct that were released on September 30, 2016. Films on Sale "Bloody Mary," "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs," "The Doll," "The Vanishing Hitchhiker" starring Clint Eastwood's daughter Kimber Eastwood," "The Haunted Mirror," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Zombie Bride," "The Clown," and "Dracula: The Legend Lives."

Amazon Video Direct Links to Drac Von Stoller Films- September 30, 2016

The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs-

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The Vanishing Hitchhiker-

Dracula: The Legend Lives-

The Clown-

Bloody Mary-

No More Mr. Nice Guy-

The Haunted Mirror-

The Doll- Link coming soon!

Below is the link to the interview Drac Von Stoller had with Salon News on August 13, 2014.

Salon News Media (Online Magazine that has 17.5 Million Monthly Visitors) - Staff Critic Laura Miller “Interviewed” Drac Von Stoller on Wednesday August 13, 2014 about his experience as an indie author.

Record download day on January 29, 2016 on iTunes with 4,506 whic4,206 came from my Number 1 story Bloody Mary. Total downloads from all retailers that day was 5,319.

2,120 Audio Books sold to date through retailers Audible, Amazon & iTunes.

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

Drac Von Stoller has had 45 of his short stories go Number 1 in many countries around the world on iTunes.

Google Play is Drac Von Stoller's Number retailer with averaging up to 40,000 downloads per month with 180 in the Top Selling on Google Play & Books in 32 Categories.

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