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.

his blaster and aimed it into the darkness.

“Don’t move! Come out slowly, with your hands

where I can see them.”

He set the panel down and stepped back, blaster

still trained on the interior. Slowly, shaking hands

came out of the hole, followed by arms and a person

that they were attached to. It was a woman, obviously

small due to her ability to fit underneath the console.

She had light green hair, a common enough occurrence

on freighter ships. Her exposed skin was covered in

tattoos, and her clothing matched that of a deckhand.

Her face, however, drew all attention, as it was covered

in fear. She looked like she had been crying quite a bit.

I moved towards her, but was immediately stopped

by Leif before I could reach her.

“Who are you?” Leif asked, gun still pointed at her.

He wouldn’t let up his guard, not until he was absolutely

sure it was safe. “Answer me, now!”

“My name-” She started speaking, but was interrupted

by a coughing fit before she could continue.

“My name is Devran.”

“Devran, why were you hiding in under a console of

the bridge? Where is the rest of the crew?” Leif asked,

lowering his blaster slowly but not holstering it yet.

The crew?” She asked, almost blankly, looking

around her without much recognition.

“Yes, the crew,” Leif spoke slowly. He glanced back

at me, and I mouthed the word “shock”. His eyebrows

rose, and I stepped forward slightly.

“Your name is Devran, right?” I asked quietly. She

nodded without looking at me, still taking in her surroundings.

“Devran, you’re a part of the crew of this

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