Kalaya walked the bridge, holding her belly, crying to the moon about the man who had left her, the man who had dishonored her. What could she do? What choice did she have? Her sisters would have no chance if she bore this child in shame. With her tears sparkling from the corner of her eyes like the stars that reflected on the river’s surface, Kalaya said a prayer, a wish that her sisters would find true, honorable men to love them. And if the men her sisters’ lives did not cherish the ground they walked on she would see to their fitting justice from beyond the grave. With one last caress of her unborn child, Kalaya jumped from the bridge to her icy grave.
Today’s haunting beginning is inspired by the Phi Tai Hong, a vengeful and restless spirit of a person that suffered a violent or cruel death in Thai folklore. Especially feared are the Tai Thong Klom, the wrathful ghost of a woman who committed suicide after she was impregnated by her lover, who then betrayed and abandoned her.