The Haunted Traveler May 2017 Edition


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.


when it comes to a family of werewolves attempting

to join the congregation, or some shocking French film

depicting human-gelatinous-cube relations in a positive

light. Or the role of bigfoots as babysitters, which

was the topic of conversation that sunny morning at

the Carrington Café.

The thing about Bigfoot,” she said, pausing to stir

her coffee. “Yes, the thing about Bigfoot… is that they’re

pushovers. Lovely people, but absolute pushovers.

When it comes to children, anyways. You don’t hire a

nanny so much as a granny when you hire a Bigfoot.”

“Are bigfoots – bigfeets – are they really so bad?

There’s worse things to hire than a granny.”

“As I say,” Esther murmured, lifting the mug to her

lips and giving a prudent sniff of the coffee, “They’re

perfectly nice. But nice isn’t always good. Not where

there’s a child concerned. And the little ones will take

advantage, as they are wont to. I’ve seen bigfoot nannies

making butter and sugar sandwiches for a child

just because she threatened to stomp her feet and hold

her breath.”

Esther took a sip of the coffee, swishing it around

in her mouth before nodding (more to herself than to

anyone else) and taking another sip.

Quality. That’s what you can always count on Esther

for. A real eye for quality.

“And by the way, dearest – it’s not ‘bigfoots’ or ‘bigfeets’,

it’s ‘bigfoot.’ The same in its singular and plural

forms, like sheep or deer. And I’m not saying this to

put you off, only there’s a Bigfoot a few tables over –

don’t look – yes, a few tables over, and I believe he’s

becoming quite irritated with you. Not that it’s any of

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