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.

“An S-class? Those things are gigantic!” I said incredulously.

“I’ve only been on one once, when I was a kid,” Tallis

said, looking out the viewport to where the ship

should be. We were still to far away to see it without

screen magnification. “It was when my family moved

from Mars.”

“I always forget you’re from the Inner Systems,” I replied.

“Mostly since you left behind the wealth of your

family and stupidly joined the Galactic Navy. Usually

IS kids are smarter than that.”

“Oh shut up,” Tallis said, feigning anger. I saw the

hint of a smile right before he looked down to his

screen.

“Well, there’s no sign of debris or any meteor that

could have impacted.” Tallis continued assessing the

data. “According to the scanner, the hull is intact. The

problem must be inside the systems of the ship itself

then.”

“So you’re saying we need to go in for a closer look?”

“Yes ma’am. Time to call the captain. Your turn to

wake him up.”

“Dammit, I was hoping you’d forget that,” I said with

resignation.

“That’s what you get for insulting an IS kid.”

I scowled at Tallis before I hit the comm and dialed

the captain’s quarters. “Captain Leif? Sir?”

There was a scramble of noise and muttered curses

from the other end before a sleepy voice mumbled,

“What the fuck do you want, Jayne? You better have a

damn good reason for waking me up. You know I don’t

like being interrupted while sleeping.”

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