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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Recycled

Another cryptic story for you!

Note: I'm not the authour of this story. I've translated it from original Japanese into English. Please do NOT copy and paste it somewhere else on the web without my permission.

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I was in a station, sitting on a bench and waiting for the train to come.
Presently, a lady holding a baby to her breast sat down next to me.
Well I'm fond of children and I couldn't help but stare at the sweet-looking baby.
The  lady noticed this and she started chatting to me in a friendly manner.
'This isn't actually a baby, you know. It's a bag.'
As she said so, she turned over the baby's clothes and showed me a zipper on the belly.
Now that she said it, I noticed that the baby's eyes appeared to be made of glass too.
'Wow, it looks very realistic."'
'Yes, I know. It takes a lot of work to make it. Time-consuming, too. But it doesn't bother me, because I love recycling things,' she replied with a smile.
Just then the train pulled up. She stood up and got on the train.

I was going to catch the same train but I couldn't bring myself to move.
So I sat there rigid and stared after the train until it disappeared into the distance.

32 comments:

Adryan Sasongko S.L said...

Hi saya, what a creepy story... :O

Mateusz said...

So the "bag" is a real child's skin? She's one sick lady!

crazy51 said...

"because I love recycling things"

so it was a real baby? D:

Thanks for translating the story, Saya!

Hikage said...

That's pretty dark. Awesome C:

Simon said...

Hahah! This one really made me smile! Definitely one of my favorites :) I actually found it a little funny. Am I twisted?

FluffyChocolatey said...

What scares me isn't the 'baby bag', but then the man 'sat there rigid'. o_O

Picklegod said...

Yeah... I don't think I'd get on that train either. You gotta admire her talent though. Keeping a dead baby looking alive can't be easy.

@Simon: We're all a little twisted in our own way. Hence what I just typed.

Thanks for the story, Saya!

John Smith said...

No one feels bad for the lady? I thought the story was kinda sad. The lady's infant died, so she tries to keep what is left of her child alive in some way. Maybe she is a bit delusional after the loss of her child? I just feel bad for the lady.

Sachi Goripanda said...

@John Smith: I was thinking that too, actually. It's sad like that baby shoes short story. :(

Anonymous said...

Wonder what she means by 'recycling things'?

IT MEANS SHE HAS A DEAD BABY IN HER ARMS.

Anonymous said...

@John Smith

You're definitely looking into it too much. All we're given is that the woman has a baby bag made out of a real baby. No where does it state that her baby died and she made it into a baby. For all we know, she could have found the dead baby on the street.

Anonymous said...

I love how this story shows how crazy people can be

FluffyChocolatey said...

@anonymous

Ah, but 'looking into it too much' is what creepy short stories are intended for. Not much information is given to readers, thus it makes us imagining :)

andrew said...

u guys do know that the narrator of the story is made of recycled material too right? Read the last 2 sentences of this story and you'll know that the guy who the lady talked to was in fact a fake person made of recycled material that looks human. The detail that gives this fact is when the lady said she created the realistic fake baby and the narrator could not even MOVE and just stared into the distance.

Rebecca Train said...

what? He stood there rigid. Do you know what rigid means? It means still. He is definitely not made out of recycled material. AS anonymous stated, some of us are looking into this story a little bit too much. he sat there "rigid" because he was scared or shocked and too afraid to go on the train with the old woman.

Anyways, love this story Saya!

Yuki said...

She killed the baby how sad.
I thought she herself have a zip behind her that made the author to stay at the station.

Picklegod said...

@Yuki: She didn't necessarily kill the baby though. Like Anonymous 2 said,"For all we know, she could have found the dead baby on the street." I personally think it's creepier if she stole someone else's recently deceased baby.

Steeple333 said...

THE BABY WAS HER CHILD
AHHHHHHHHHHOHGOD WHY HAS NO ONE REALIZED THIS.

Jesus, this was the first to really creep me out in a while. Thanks, Saya! well, creep in a WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT way.

SAYA said...

So many comments...lol

@Adyan: Yes, indeed, sir:)

@Mateusz: It appears so!

@crazy51: my pleasure, dear. I love crazy people like you! lol

@Hikage: oh! A nice big smile!

@Simon: Things like this can be both scary and funny at the same time - rather like stories by Edgar Allan Poe!

@FluffyChocolatey: Interesting interpretation!

@Picklegod: Yeah she must be very skilled. Maybe she is a taxidmist?lol

I agree Simon shouldn't worry! I mean look at me! XD

How sweet. Thank you dear.

@John: yes, I think it is very possible that the lady had lost her child and gone mad... You are very kind-hearted, dear.

@Sachi: don't be sad! :)

@Anonymous: it is always my pleasure to have sagacious readers like yourself, dear!

@Anonymous 2: Yes we never know what really happened. It maybe her dead child or she may have found it lying dead on the street!

@Anonymous 3: real people are always scarier than ghosts!

@FluffyChocolatey: I must agree with you dear. Guessing and imagining things from the little information we've given is all part of the fun with such stories!

I don't think John is looking into it too much either!

But, well, let's not start a fight over such trivial matters! :D

@andrew: again, interesting interpretation!

@Rebecca: Thank you dear! I'm glad you love the story ;)

@Yuki and Picklegod: always good to hear people's opinions! Interesting!

@Steeple33: really? I didn't expect people to be so creeped out by this one! Well I'm glad that it was able to entertain you! ;)

Tsukiko said...

Man, now I wish I could sew so I could make a baby bag! (not out of real babies of course).

Adorably Dead said...

Ewww how disturbing! I *loved* it! :D

Tani said...

A dead baby bag. O__O That's creepy. This gave me the shivers... Though, the baby bag may not actually be made made from a dead baby. It could simply be made out of other recycled material. But in that case, why would the lady make it look like a baby? It's scary, no matter what way you look at it.

William said...

Saya, you are truly a treasure as are all of your macabre gifts. I hope all is well with you, my dear.

SAYA said...

@Adorably Dead: Good! :D

@Tani:very true, dear.

@William: thank you very much dear. How wonderfully gentlemanly you always are!

adam said...

You know, it could be a doll that was recycled into a bag.

Charles said...

Very nice story, but that woman was creepy ass hell.

ryuu said...

hmm... maybe inside the baby bag were very valuable things so she made the bag look like a baby so that she would not be a target of thieves hmmm... maybe??

Shaphat said...

hu? When I read it I just though "oh, the lady found/had a baby doll and made it into a bag, what a creative way to recycle"

sasusaku said...

2 SHAPHAT, are you an indian??//anyways nice story but not that creepy.....may be the bag was not made from real baby!!!!!

Thao Nguyen Ngo said...

Thank you for all stories. I spent almost a day to read them when I found your page for the first time. I really really love horror story, they creep me out, give me a sleepless night (sometimes), but still love reading them. Thank you for your afford of finding, translating... These cryptic stories on your page are the best among pages which I googled :D

SAYA said...

@Thao: how very nice of you to thank me. Thank you for coming here and reading my stories!

I hope you're sleeping OK now! :D

Anonymous said...

Mrs Saya I found this on another website and I thought you should know. It was on http://www.scaryforkids.com/baby-handbag/