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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“I can lock it in there! Just one second!”

“Now!”

Leif had already gotten the airlock door open, and

was shoving me and Devran inside while Tallis yelled

at his brother. Khalis tapped one more button, and began

running through the cargo bay.

That was when the lights went out.

“Khalis!” Tallis screamed. He reached inside the airlock

and grabbed one of the X-14 heavy blasters mounted

by the doorway before he went charging back, firing

into the dark as he yelled for Khalis.

“Tallis, no!” I screamed.

“Stay here!” Leif said. He locked the airlock from

the outside before running out of my sight. I banged

against the door, and then opened my comm channel

so I could hear what was happening. There was nothing,

just breathing and footsteps. Then the screaming

started.

“Khalis, no!” I whimpered, tears falling down my

face. Yelling followed, Leif and Tallis trying to find the

source of the noise. Energy blasts rang out in rapid succession,

each briefly illuminating the cargo bay whenever

they hit something. One of them dropped a lightbeam,

and I could better see the chaos at hand. Lief was

facing back towards the door we had come through,

firing into the dark as he searched for whatever had

gotten Khalis. Tallis was spraying energy bolts all over,

screaming in rage at the unknown. It seemed like they

weren’t hitting anything, simply blackening the walls

of the room that was void of any other movement.

Then the shadows seemed to move to the right of

Tallis, and before I could cry out a warning, something

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