The Haunted Traveler Vol 1 Issue 2

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Kick in Halloween with the latest issue of The Haunted Traveler. We opened up and looked for the strangest and the most horrific tales from this universe, bringing them here in a single collection for the readers to get a little twisted. The Haunted Traveler is a horror and science fiction literary anthology that releases twice a year. Published through Weasel Press, the anthology seeks to roam around with the stories you'll never forget. Those dark little tales that are sort of etched in everyone. We love the dark and twisted and we really want to be scared. Check out our website to see when we're open next. The Haunted Traveler is a non-profit, Horror and Science Fiction anthology that accepts a wide variety of art media such as photography, short fiction, creative non-fiction, digital artwork and more.

found a patrol of several colonial soldiers approaching

the house upon her return. She stopped in her tracks.

Taking a moment to assess the threat, Sarah considered

bolting to the brook and running off with Hannah.

They wore makeshift uniforms but were

cleaner than the Hessians. A soldier stepped away

from the rest of them, waving for the others to stand

fast. Glancing up at the chimney, he stared at the

white brick with black trim around the top layer. Sarah

dropped the bucket and started to flee.

“Wait!” he called. “We’re not here to harm

you.”

His voice wasn’t threatening. Sarah stopped

and turned to look him over. The soldier’s rifle remained

strapped to his back. She noticed that the others

were lingering about carefree, seemingly waiting

for him to finish some sort of inquiry.

“What is it that you want?”

“Just need to ask you a few questions,

Ma’am.”

“Alright then.”

The lead soldier stepped a little closer while

the others chatted on the path a ways from the house.

They were going out of their way to not appear threatening,

as if under some orders. Sarah walked toward

their leader and stopped ten feet away.

“Have you seen two Hessian soldiers come

through here lately?”

There’s nobody that come through here.”

The soldier canted his head in disbelief. He

looked into her eyes carefully, searching for the truth;

his gaze was soft and kind. “What happened to your

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