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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it was only a good Samaritan steadying him. “Easy

there, Man.” Benny couldn’t see the man, as his eyes

were beginning to swell shut from bruising, but the

stranger eased him into a sitting position on the curb.

“I’m gonna call 9-1-1, alright? You need some help.”

Benny nodded once, but the movement sent the world

spinning and he promptly blacked out.

When he came to, there was the steady sound

of an EKG machine beeping steadily off to his left.

The bruising around his eyes had worsened to the

point that he could only squint at the bleak hospital

room he was residing in and pain was still throbbing

through his entire body. As he attempted to open his

mouth, a nurse walked into the room. “Oh! You’re

awake,” she sighed, sounding relieved. “Please don’t

try to open your mouth wide, Dear. Your jaw was dislocated

and in order to keep in the proper place we had

to bandage you up pretty good.” Benny obeyed the

command and stilled his jaw, wondering how severe

the rest of his injuries were. “Are you in any pain?

Just shake your head yes or no.” He groaned and nodded

adamantly as the nurse began checking him over.

“I’ll get something for you to take care of that. Dr.

Lynch will be in shortly to explain your situation in

more detail.”

The nurse left, but almost immediately a doctor

made her way into the room. “Hello Mr. Majors,”

she walked over to his bed. “My name is Dr. Lynch.

Emily is getting you some pain medication, but bear

with me for a moment. You are quite the lucky man…

with the amount of blood you lost and the severity of

your injuries, it’s amazing you made it out alive.”

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