Blister in the Sun [ficlet]

The girl walked onto the stage, her legs trembling slightly. As she reached the microphone, a couple of seniors began jeering at her.

“Yeah, baby, take it off!”

The principal ran to hush them. The girl on the stage pretended not to notice. The rest of her band stepped on stage, one boy on drums, another three on guitar. The lead guitarist began strumming the opening chords of the song and she started to sing:

When I’m out walking I strut my stuff, yeah I’m so strung out.
I’m high as a kite, I just might stop to check you out.

Her voice was shaky at first, but when the entire student body began singing along with her, she regained her confidence and even smiled.

When the Talent Show was over, everyone knew who would win. It was unquestioned, unanimous: The High Five and their cover of “Blister in the Sun” took first place.

They were never able to celebrate. Principal Smith was waiting outside the auditorium, waiting to personally let them know they were being suspended for singing a pornographic song.

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