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 Nascent Horror

Bryce Simmons

Although my hands tremble from the psycho-somatic

shock of having borne witness to atrocities of which I

will not speak, I will to the best of my ability relate the

chronicle of death, matricide, and obscenely despicable

possession that has wrought my tremulous state.

My name is Eric Maxwell, and I will begin my tale at a

point in medias res, both for the sake of time—for I do

not know the duration of my captor’s dispossession—

and oddly, clarity; for even though the beginnings of

my story are relevant, they would only serve to muddy

what is already a fantastical and admittedly dubious

narrative.

All that you must know is that I was in pursuit of

a woman whom I believed to have stolen from me a

very important heirloom. I had suspected her kleptomaniac

tendencies early on in her employment as my

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