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.

edroll. It shimmered in the afternoon light.

The soldiers spread out, circling the house and

checking the property; Thomas and a couple others

entered through the front door. All of them seemed

ready for a conflict. She knew that he hadn’t believed

her. Sarah feared the death of the Hessians would be

reported causing the British to detain them. Passage

for the ship back to England had been paid. Any delay

and she would miss the ship’s departure and lose the

cost of their fare.

As two soldiers meandered around the house,

poking through potential hiding places, Sarah felt a

tinge of panic as they approached the woodpile. She

saw them stop and examine the wood. Something had

caught their attention. Perhaps they discovered a boot

sticking out of the split logs.

But they lingered only a moment. Neither one

took the time to remove any logs, seeming content

that the Hessians wouldn’t spring from the woodpile

to start a skirmish. They did seem more alert, heading

around the back of the house with the butts of their

long rifles shouldered. Sarah felt relieved and was

hopeful that the Hessians would remain safely stashed

away.

Then she heard the crack of musket fire.

Smoke billowed from behind the house. More rifle

fire and then she heard the cry of agony, followed by a

heavy thud.

Sarah realized that there must be more Hessians

in the area.

Thomas rushed out of the house with the Cutlass

in his hand and Jeb a step behind him. Other

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