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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In the Wake of Faulty Kitchen Appliances

Kristine Brown

I followed the resident coordinator, calm in her narrative

of how the complex came to be, how several

decades back it housed dozens of luxury cars. A car

dealership forsaken for rooms thinly painted, lines of

unfinished concrete intersecting to form tributaries on

the ground one couldn’t avoid stepping into. “It looks

like you cracked your mother’s back. Again.” My guide

nodded as my foot pressed against a groove on the

floor, and I somewhat leapt back as she told me more

about upcoming renovations.

I lived too familiar with infestations of pharaoh

ants and diminutive cockroaches, so online reviews

claiming that squealing rodents and slithering garden

snakes had their fun in all the efficiencies levied little

to no influence on my insisting to lease this space. I

called about its availability for three years, finding op-

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