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The Blight Family Singers: 07/06/10
Ever see the film A Mighty Wind? That's what "The Blight Family Singers" by Kit Reed reminded me of, with a science fiction / horror wrapper.
The story is narrated in first person by a bunch of different key players. Each one has something to complain about (the venue, the other acts, the pay, and so forth). Their collective flippancy brings to mind characters from the Georgia Nicholson series.
I can't say that "The Blight Family Singers" was my favorite story in the December issue but it had some humorous moments. I especially like the ending. It has an off the wall simplicity that just makes me smile.