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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Wait Till Your

Father Comes Home

Matthew Wilson

“Wait till your father comes home,” Mother

said when Andy accidentally broke a window.

He hadn’t meant to play rough, but it was a

stormy night and he was bored. He tried to help, to

make Mom happy and sweep up. She screamed when

he bumped into a table and broke an expensive porcelain

doll, too.

“Wait till your father comes home,” Mother

said and headed to the kitchen, seething. Father had always

been the strong one. The one who went to work,

chopping trees in the forest. Andy thought of father’s

strength, and he was scared.

Would father strike him with those huge

hands? Hit him hard enough to take his head off his

shoulders?

Shaking in fear, Andy sat on the sofa, too

afraid to turn on the TV. He was determined not to

move. If he stayed perfectly still... he couldn’t

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