Inktober Day Eight


The Fille Rouge is a blend of a few different folklore stories mixed with the common notion of bride-to-be becoming bridezilla. The lore aspect to this piece is the peculiar sighting of a woman in her bridal gown walking through an isolated cemetery with what seemed to be her face destroyed. I first heard this story here in Louisiana but while staying in Georgia, I heard a similar tale with the slant of a mourning bride over her fallen civil war fiance. She became so frantic, in that telling, that she clawed off her face before dying and wanders in search of him.