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.

possibly make more trouble for himself.

“Wait till your father comes home.” Mother

said from the kitchen, laughing, and Andy thought he

might scream or go mad.

Someone knocked on the door.

Bang - bang!

He was here. Father was here.

“Don’t let him in.” Andy pleaded.

Mother stormed to the door, shaking her wet

hands dry from the dishes. “I told you to be good

enough times.”

Mother opened the door to a bolt of lightning.

The dead man stood and watched them. His rotten

withered skin barely clung to his rib cage like a

mouldy coat. The hangman’s rope clung still round

his neck, his black tongue lagged in his open, wormy

mouth.

“This is what happens to bad people.” Mother

said. Ashamed to have married a murderer.

“I’ll be good!” Andy sobbed. “I will. I will.”

Father took no notice. He’d been away for a

month now, alone in his tomb.

Smiling, he hobbled forward.

And came into the room to welcome his son in

his cold, fleshless arm.

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