Swampy Hauntings

The Everglade Enchantress

A Haunting Halloween Tale From the Swamp

A A McRae
6 min readOct 30, 2023

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mysterious 1900s drawing of indistinguishable swamp woman from the back with glistening black hair finger waved and pinned loosley and with shimmering alligator scales covering her arms and torso connected to a metallic mermaid tale in a cypress swamp at night with the moon in the background
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Violet, “Vi,” first heard of the Everglade Enchantress when Gran fell ill. Fearing it was her last opportunity, Gran pulled the girl close and whispered the secret of the swamp woman:

Born on the River of Grass, a young girl learned the secrets of the plants and animals

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A A McRae

I am a teacher, parent, cookie-baking experimenter, library enthusiast, and all-around bookworm. Twitter and Instagram: @aamcraewrites