TRAVEL DIARY: A Korean ghost story

Seoul.

So here is a little ghost story my Korean language  teacher told me once. It is from the Joseon Dynasty.

Once there was a great famine sweeping the country, poverty rife amongst the peasant classes.

One family struggled so much to feed their starving children that the husband wife visited a fresh grave in the mountains. There they unearthed the recently dead corpse of man. They removed his leg and carried it home to feed the corpse-flesh to their dying children, except….

…the ghost followed them home, calling for his leg.

Creepy right?

Yup. Creepy.

I must admit, I totally used this story in one of historical fiction books, Promise Season! Haha! 🙂

Lee Evie.

Lee Evie is an author of historical fiction set in old Korea, during the Joseon dynasty.

For updates and behind the scenes looks at my fiction, you can sign up to my newsletter, and also receive a free book, which is a love story set in a small agricultural village in ancient Korea. I hope you enjoy it!!

Her first historical fiction novel PROMISE SEASON is available now to purchase in ebook or paperback.

In the ancient Korean city of Hanyang, a gisaeng slave girl hides a fugitive in her bed, unexpectedly saving the life of a young man who is not all he seems. When she is forced to turn spy for a shadowy organisation with dangerous intentions, Seorin only wants one thing in return. Yet it is not her freedom she so desperately desires, it is something far more precious … and Seorin will face anything, even death, to gain it.

A dark and romantic tale of old Korea.


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