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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tight enough to hurt. The fact that her skin was bare

made her feel horribly vulnerable. She felt that sensation

before anything else, but when she looked up into

the eyes of the man who was above her, his expression

was so desperate that he looked ready to devour her.

He seemed ready to pounce, and the way he was gripping

her just reinforced that lurid feeling. She wasn’t

sure if it was the frigid water that still drenched her

hair or the sight of the person that made her start to

shiver.

“My dear,” he said, his voice something between

gentle and amazed.

She couldn’t make sense of the sounds that he was

making. There were too few of them for her to be certain

if he was trying to communicate with her or not.

She could only focus on the inflection of the way he

spoke and hope that the contrast between his voice

and the way he handled her would mean something

good.

Her body felt heavy and moved sluggishly as she

tried to sit up and move away from him. Despite how

delayed her movements were from how much effort it

took for her to move her limbs, she still moved quickly

enough to make him look distressed. He lessened his

grip on her when she first started to move, but when

she tried to scoot away and put some distance in between

them, his hand clamped back down on her arm.

“What’s wrong?” he asked.

The sound of concern was still in his voice, but she

was far more focused on the fingers that were restricting

the circulation of blood to her fingers. She tried to

make a quick movement to pull away, but he respond-

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