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#13. Misty Stix

November 13, 2009

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A few months ago, America faced the greatest disaster in its history: the outbreak of a zombie plague, which threatened to turn into an epidemic.  But the government managed to contain the source of the threat, and eliminate most of the remaining zombies.  But a few still remain.  One of them is pop princess Misty Stix.

Misty became a global megastar as a teenager, releasing a series of hit singles and a collection of platinum-selling albums.  But after that early success, by her late twenties she had become burnt out.  A string of failed relationships, combined with rumoured drink and drug problems, had left Misty a wreck, with the tabloids dismissing her as a washout, a has-been.  Misty’s record label was struggling too, without her mammoth sales to keep them afloat.  So they took a big gamble, funnelling a lot of money into the reinvention of Misty Stix, which was to culminate in a glorious comeback tour that would help them rake in buckets of cash.  And it was all going so well…. Until Misty was turned into a zombie.

But that isn’t enough to stop Misty’s ambitious manager, Ricky Steinwitz.  With the help of his PR team, they’ve come up with a plan to salvage the comeback tour.  Go ahead as planned, and just don’t let anyone know Misty’s a zombie!  Steinwitz knows it’ll be tricky.  Compensating for the singing’s easy – Misty always lip-synched onstage anyway.  Recreating the dancing is tougher, but Steinwitz has devised an elaborate system of strings and triggers which will allow puppeteers in the rafters to handle Misty like an undead marionette.  Then there’s the small issue of her rotting, decaying body.  But Steinwitz has a solution for that too – make the whole show run on a zombie theme (“It’s Thriller 2!  The nostalgic Jacko hand-wringers will love it.”) complete with backing dancers in zombie makeup.  People will think Misty is just in costume!  Yes, this crazy idea just might work.

Misty Stix may be dead, but she’s about to give the performance of her life…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. martinbrandt2 permalink
    November 14, 2009 9:40 am

    Reminds me of old Nightmare on Elmstreet movie. 🙂

  2. Crash! Landen permalink
    November 15, 2009 1:36 am

    I think you’re giving the Jackson family ideas…

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