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.

from the Inner Systems. Ships get lost, ships are found

abandoned and wrecked. There’s a lot of unexplored

planets out here; who knows what could be on them.”

No one said a word; we were all too busy thinking

about what could possibly be out there.

Leif looked at the doorway for a moment, listening to

the silence before turning back to us. “All right, something

is going on here that we don’t understand. We

need to leave, now, and call this in. This is more than

we can handle.” Leif said, maintaining a calm composure.

He checked the energy levels and made sure the

safety was off before looking at us again. “Out. Now.”

He took lead, with Khalis, Devran, and myself following

right behind and Tallis taking up the rear. We

moved as quietly and quickly as possible, the mystery

and awe of the ship now being replaced with a growing

sense of terror. Every turn of the corridor brought

us closer to escape; yet each turn increased the sense of

dread that threatened to overwhelm me.

We finally turned the corner to the door leading

back into the cargo bay we first came through, but it

was now shut. We raced to the door; Leif tried the controls,

and when met with no response, banged his hand

against the door.

“Dammit. Dammit!” Leif cursed.

“What do we do now, Captain?” I asked, trying to

keep the anxiety out of my voice. Before he could answer,

something else answered for him; footsteps on

the cold metallic floor.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Devran began crying, silent sobs wracking her whole

body as she leaned against the wall nearest her.

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