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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Blood Brothers

Jessica Curtis

Benny let out a groan as he slid down the

brick wall that his attacker had shoved him against.

A foot rammed into his ribcage, sending his breath

flying from of his lungs in a gasp. He could hear

his attacker laughing as a hand ruffled his hair affectionately.

“This is what you get, Benny. We made a

promise, remember?” The man turned and walked

away, leaving Benny with pain ricocheting through his

body. Blood covered almost every inch of his face.

His lips and one of his cheeks were split open, his

nose was broken (and he had a fleeting suspicion that

his jaw was as well…or at least dislocated), sending

the liquid gushing down his chin and neck. There was

also a bit trickling down from his hairline from where

his attacker had slammed Benny’s head into the wall.

Swallowing thickly and gagging on the blood in his

mouth, he forced himself to stand. His vision swam

with every movement as he made his way to the other

end of the alley and onto the street. He stumbled for a

few feet until someone caught his arm.

For one terrifying moment Benny thought his

attacker had returned to finish the job, but to his relief

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