Friday, April 24, 2009

Avram Davidson's "Dr Bhumbo Singh" (short story, humor)

Sick of paying maintenance to his divorced wife, Underhand Effendi has contracted Dr Bhumbo Singh - proprietor of an expensive shop that sells "spells, smells, & shrunken heads" - to prepare him a smell so vile it drives anyone around mad!

With the help of his wife's domestic help, he will smuggle the little bottle of smelly concoction in her kitchen, with very desirable results.

But the fate is conniving against Underhand too...

Fact sheet.

First published: F&SF, October 1982.
Rating: A.