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.

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the Hessian’s back. Blood pumped out his chest and

back, then the fluid turned clear, like melting ice running

through the cleaved openings.

Withdrawing the sword, the Hessian’s eyes

rolled back in his head, and then he staggered and fell

over.

The gaunt faced Hessian grinned madly. He

picked up a bayonet and rammed it into Jeb’s side

before Thomas could come to his aid. As the tracker

keeled over, Thomas slashed the hand holding the

bayonet. Standing defenseless, the Hessian smirked

at Thomas and didn’t try to bolt. They stood eye to

eye and everything around them was still. Sarah heard

some moaning from the fallen militia but nothing

moved. Thomas was poised, tense and erect, waiting

for the opportune moment to drive home the death

knell.

Sarah eased closer to the battle scene, trying

to position herself to grab Hannah and flee. She was

only ten feet away when Thomas made his move. As

the Cutlass arched through the air, the Hessian stepped

to evade the blow. The metallic blade hewed into the

Hessian’s arm, hacking off a portion of his arm.

Stumbling over, the Hessian fell into the

carnage. The Cutlass came down again, cleaving into

his thigh. Thomas raised his sword to deliver a killing

blow, but the Hessian rolled away and then rose from

the detritus with an axe in his hand.

He wielded the axe quickly and hacked off

Thomas’ arm; the sword lopped off with the appendage.

The Hessian kicked Thomas to the ground and

stood over him grinning. Another blow with the axe

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