Jinn or Genie?

Mythical Creature: Jinn Origin: Arabia

The genie brings fame, fortune and wins

they are the commercialised version of Jinn.

The genie was created to serve and appease

granting their masters wishes in threes.

An ancient creature of the Arabian lands

the Jinn hides in plain sight in homes, along mountains and in sand.

Malevolent and mysterious; created from smokeless fire

a demonic spirit with dark desires.

One could be silently hiding in your home

waiting for that moment when you are alone.

That mysterious figure you saw through the mirror

the shapeless reflection near your dresser.

Or when your skin crawls like a million small louse

there is a strong chance you have a Jinn in your house.

Misty shadows which roam your corridors

and bursts of cold air from under the floor.

The Jinn will mess with your soul and your mind

your dreaming and reality will become intertwined.

Unlike the genie who grants happiness and wealth

the Jinn brings darkness; feeding off your mental health. ~ Fam Zsolti

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Teke Teke

Myth/Legend: Teke Teke Girl Origin: Japan

The air clung to the people like a wet cocoon

heavy and uncomfortable; a typical Tokyo June.

Below in the subway it was classic rush hour

no one could have predicted the horror soon after.

As the train pulls in with a clickety clack,

            and the teke girl came crawling,

            crawling, crawling,

The teke girl came crawling up the railway track.

A scythe in one hand, with great speed and malice

half her body is missing; she is vengeful and callous.

What started as a joke took a turn for the worse

now the city is darkened by that one summer’s curse.

They teased her and mocked her again and again

til she fell to her death and now seeking revenge.

As summer approaches year after year

residents grow fearful; they know she is near.

The air which once had everyone giddy for summer

has now turned the whole city scared and sombre.

As the train pulls in with a clickety clack

            and the teke girl came crawling,

            crawling, crawling,

The teke girl came crawling up the railway track.

She halves her victims with a quick swift of her scythe

feeding off their pain as she watches them die.

And now still on a hot summer’s day, when the air clung to the people like a wet cocoon

heavy and uncomfortable; a typical Tokyo June.

As the train pulls in with a clickety clack,

            and the teke girl came crawling,

            crawling, crawling,

The teke girl came crawling up the railway track. ~ Fam Zsolti

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Beware the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who

Mythical Creature: Yara-Ma-Yha-Who Origin: Australia

Have you heard of the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who?

the one who lurks and spies on you?

Beware your next visit to the land down under

a country well known for deadly animalia.

High up the gnarly branches of the majestic fig tree

the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who waits and watches youngsters with glee.

Its eyes are sharp searching for prey

its meal was the child who went missing yesterday.

How do you make sure it is never you?

listen to your elders “be in bed by seven twenty two.”

Don’t be fooled by its small size and frog like features

for the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who is a terrible creature.

He will put even Count Dracula to shame

compared to the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who, all other vampires seem tame.

Slimy red skin and gross sucker limbs

once he ingests you, you will turn into him.

He will eat you up then spit you out

over and over without a doubt.

Til your limbs turn to suckers and your skin goes red

then it will be you, lurking high in the shadows of the fig tree instead. ~ Fam Zsolti

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DISCLAIMER – This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead or actual events is purely coincidental.