The Haunted Traveler May 2017 Edition

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After a brief hiatus, The Haunted Traveler is back to bring you some of the best horror out there. Open up and tread with caution, the next scare is just a page flip away.

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bones, the device was still necessary to support his creation

over the required weeks of development. It took

more than just spells; there was a limit to what could

be accomplished without science and technology.

“It’ll be successful this time,” he murmured.

His project was complete; he had been celebrating

his success but trying not to act too suddenly by

letting her free before her body was truly ready. Too

many of his previous attempts barely even looked human,

never mind the image he crafted them after. The

grounds around his residence were slowly filling with

bodies of failed attempts.

“It will work now,” he said, passing over to the other

side of his lab.

A glass case housing an incomplete skeleton rested

against the far wall. Around the bones, he had it decorated

with crimson and pink roses lining the edges

of the rectangular table beneath the glass cover. Upon

closer inspection, several bones were missing, including

a triquetrum bone, a lateral cuneiform, a thoracic

vertebra, a palatine bone, and a temporal bone. With

each attempt to successfully make a homunculus, he

took one bone to begin the spell to create the new being

in her image.

The latest missing bone was a rib. He smiled as he

walked back over to the controls and waved his hand

above them. It only took the slightest focus of his will

to get them all to flip in the right direction to initiate

the process. He waited eagerly as the fluid in the chamber

started to drain out. Her hair fanned out around

her like a halo, drifting down to surround her as her

body lowered in the chamber. By the time it was half

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