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 Commander said. “We should have checked out

Danielle’s story instead of assuming she is, as you say,

crazy.”

Ruiz punched several keys. Below a blank screen the

words sleep chamber cameras inoperative appeared.

“Inoperative? Are they working now?” The Commander

asked.

Ruiz pushed a key. “No, they’re not.”

“How can that be?” The Commander asked. “Come

on we need to get down there,” she said as she leapt out

of her chair.

Marcie entered the sleep chamber as if entering a

mausoleum. She hated both. While the rest of the ship

hummed or beeped depending on where you were, the

absolute silence in the sleep chamber gave her a case of

the willies. As the door to the chamber closed behind

her she looked down the two rows of pods she gave

momentary thought to the idea of leaving immediately

and just reporting that she had checked the pods and

everything was okay. But being the oldest crew member

and after eleven years doing long distance space flights,

she didn’t want to be found shirking her responsibility

which would immediately end her career. During the

flight she hadn’t gotten to know Danielle very well, but

as far as medics went, she knew her stuff. Though the

guys didn’t seem to like Danielle and thought she was

odd, Marcie was certain that Danielle hadn’t put the

bruises on her own neck and certainly wasn’t capable

of shoving a metal tool into a man’s brain.

Looking at the faces through the transparent plates

she didn’t look forward to when she would be inside

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