Georgia folktale about a man who suspects that his beautiful new bride might be a witch – the Boo Hag.
This week's ghost story from The Moonlit Road is an excerpt from a novel of the same name by 2011 Shirley Jackson Award winner Sheri Holman. Being called a masterpiece of the new Southern Gothic, Holman's tale of a family tragedy stretches from Depression-era Appalachia to modern New York City.
A Q&A with The Moonlit Road storytelling site founder Craig Dominey, complete with a ghost story. How did The Moonlit Road come about? CD: I’m a native Southerner and used to write freelance articles on Southern history and culture. I always felt the South sometimes got a bad rap in other parts of the country so I wanted to create something that taught people about Southern culture in a fun way. So, I chose storytelling and ghost stories as a gateway to do that. Our visitors can simply read or listen to a story, or dig deeper and learn more about the place and culture that the story comes from.