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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Various Versions

Have Been Told...

Bryan Nickelberry

Much to my surprise, it turns out the story

about my wife is one that’s been told before. There

seem to be two primary versions, although I’ve

heard multiple minor variations on each. In the west

they say that the man opened the door on some sort

of half-serpent: fully serpent from the waist down,

fully woman from the waist up, endowed with claws,

wings, and fangs. The stories vary as to who ran: the

husband or the wife. If my wife had been something

that mundane, I doubt I would’ve run.

“In the east,” an inmate told me, “the woman

was a swan plucking out her own feathers.” Had that

been the horrible truth she was keeping from me, I

would have gladly spent the rest of my life searching

for her to apologize. I wondered after I heard the first

story whether one of the neighbors had seen something

and if this story was the “Weekly World Star”

version. Then I heard the second one and found that

these two stories go centuries farther back than my

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