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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nose. There was a satisfying crunch as he released

Ivy, who immediately ran down the steps and away

from the fray. Benny had managed to pin Tom against

the wall and was pressing his forearm against Tom’s

windpipe just hard enough to restrain him. “Ivy, call

the police.”

“You’ll regret this,” Tom rasped out. “I’ll

make you regret this.” Benny refused to listen and

didn’t move until the police entered the house. He

watched as the officer clapped handcuffs on Tom’s

wrists and pushed him into the cruiser. From inside

the car, Tom continued to rant and swear, promising

revenge on Benny. Both Benny and Ivy gave their

statements to the man before walking away from the

house without any intention of ever seeing his former

friend again.

Tom apparently had other plans however, and

jumped Benny in the alley a week after he made bail.

§

Benny frowned up at the ceiling as best as he

could with the bandages around his head. His body

was contentedly numb from the painkillers coursing

through his body and Ivy had visited him earlier in the

day, promising to make sure the police were on Tom’s

trail, but there was an uneasy feeling creeping up his

spine that told him Tom wasn’t done. He spent most

of the day slipping in and out of consciousness. At

one point his mother and father stopped by, but were

gone by the next time he woke up.

The door opened again right as Benny was

dozing off again. “Hey Benny,” Tom grinned and

watched Benny’s body go rigid at the sound of his

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