Category Archives: Narrative


The Ghost of Chloe

The Story (over Zoom): There’s a plantation called Myrtle’s that was a South Louisiana plantation outside of New Orleans that General Bradford, who was a famous general, owned. He, like many plantation owners, was sexually assaulting a slave in the house and her name was Chloe. So he had a relationship with Chloe. And Chloe… Continue Reading »

Possessed by a Spirit of a Dead Person?

Background  The interviewer and the informant, LT, are the same age and have been best friends for the past ten years.  Context Several years ago, when she was on holiday with a couple friends, one of them started acting as if she was possessed by something out of this world.  Transcript  “Me and my friends… Continue Reading »

The Golden Arm

Context The story of The Golden Arm is a folktale dating back 200 years, originally conceived to discourage greediness. Mark Twain famously performed this ghost story, sometimes didactically as a way to teach the skill of storytelling. Importantly, the legend of The Golden Arm is an orally-told story. It is performed theatrically via word-of-mouth and… Continue Reading »