Chet Williamson. The Final Verse. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2011).

The missing final verse of a classic c&w/bluegrass song is the unlikely conceit behind a slow-burning horror story. Two musicians head into the Catskill Mountains to find the fambly who may be the inspiration behind the story of a husband-to-be who meets an untimely end. And, as you might guess, the fambly ain’t the Waltons. There ain’t no mention of duelling banjos, but they were playing in my head whilst reading the story. Excellent.

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