A rougarou is loose in Columbus, Ohio!

black_rougarouThere are rumors. Stories of a strange creatures roaming the nighttime streets of Columbus, Ohio. At least one appears to be doglike — some say it resembles a wolf — but it walks upright like a man.

But there are also reports of a second creature, the rougarou, a swamp werewolf of Cajun legend. And yet here it is, lurking in the Ohio dark.

Readers of Hagridden will, of course, be familiar with the rougarou. But how did a Cajun werewolf get from the bayou of Louisiana all the way up to Columbus, Ohio?

I wrote the answer.

For other stories related to the events and characters in Hagridden, see “The Voices Captain Brewster Heard” in WhiskeyPaper and “What Have You Done to Deserve Such a Halo” in Bartleby Snopes. And stay tuned for at least one more story later this fall!

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “A rougarou is loose in Columbus, Ohio!

    1. Ha! There will soon be more to this story, actually: my publisher is adding part 2, in which the rougarou arrives at Ohio State, the nation’s premier agricultural university in the late 1800s, where Professor Brogan’s colleague will examine him. And then….. 😉

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