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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The Dissociative Effect

Steve Carr

Walking along the sleep pods Danielle looked at the

screens above each of the pods, noting the readings:

blood pressure, respiration, body temperature, body

chemistry, pod temperature. As the ship’s medic on

the wake shift there wasn’t much for her to do. The

ship’s computer did most of it. Only the faces of her

crew mates were visible through a transparent metallic

plate. She didn’t know most of the six crew in the

pods. They slept for a year while she was awake, and

vice versa. But she knew their names and positions by

heart without even looking at the identification plate

on the front of each pod.

The sleep chamber was the quietest place on the

ship and after six months of performing the same routine

every twelve hours in the quietude she had to re-

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