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This piece is created for the Modern Myths contests by `Vlei. [link]

The contest parameters are to take whatever mythic creature (humanoid or otherwise) that `Vlei assigned to you and re-envision it in a modern setting.

My creature is the Rusalka. The Monstropedia has this to say about the Rusalka:
In Slavic mythology, a rusalka was a female ghost, water nymph, succubus or mermaid-like that dwelled in a lake. in some versions of the myth, the eyes shine like green fire, others describe them as extremely pale, with no visible pupils, such as in the famous Ivan Bilibin drawing. Her hair is sometimes depicted as green, and often perpetually wet. Rusalki like to seduce men. They can do so by enticing men with their singing and then drowning them. Men seduced by the rusalka could die in her arms, and in some versions her laugh could also cause death (compare with the Irish banshee). She corresponds to the Scandinavian and ethnic German Nix.

In modern times I picture the rusalka frequenting waterways of busy cities where there are plenty of men to lure to their deaths.
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