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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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.

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