The Final Party — Finish The Story

Written for Finish The Story Challenge. My story begins after the photo. For other short stories just click on the blue froggie below.

Finish the story begins with: “As the year wound down to a close, they gathered around the table and raised their glasses.”


2014-12-22 - BW Beacham

As the year wound down to a close, they gathered around the table and raised their glasses. Everyone except their host Bill.

The aftermath of this party would make him one of the most famous killers of all time. Seven at once! He could see the headlines now. “Seven people poisoned at holiday party in local mansion.”

He knew he was insane. Hell, he had the papers to prove it! His little party would be the culmination of his perfect little insane storm. They all had screwed him in some manner.

There was his wife Susan. Eighteen years of pure hell putting up with her. That would end soon.

Childhood friends, Mark, Jason, Andrew, and Sam. Friends who had become business partners and then ousted him from the company they had formed.

And finally Beth and Howard the neighbors from Hell.

“Drink up my friends,” he yelled over their laughter.

And they did.



11 thoughts on “The Final Party — Finish The Story

  1. Suzanne Joshi December 26, 2014 / 4:09 am

    Danny, Looks like his evil plan worked, but does he now have to hide the bodies? That will be difficult. Good and well-written story. He may go to a mental institution though if it’s ruled insanity. Happy Holidays! 🙂 — Suzanne


    • Oh Danny Boy December 26, 2014 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks Suzanne. I don’t think he thought the whole thing through….then again he is crazy!



  2. summerstommy2 December 24, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    This is great DJ. The concept of insanity leads us to accept anything your protagonist may get up to. I did connect with the wife comment though even though I wouldn’t go to his extreme.

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  3. draliman December 23, 2014 / 8:52 am

    Ah, sweet revenge! I thought you rounded it off perfectly – “And they did.”

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  4. babso2you December 22, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Well done! That was an excellent twist of the tale! Thanks Danny for participating again, and stay tuned for next Monday’s challenge! Be well, and happy holidays to you and yours! ^..^


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) December 22, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Ah.. that was one way to finish get a clean sheet.. and a sweet revenge.. wonder if he would get away with it.


    • John Yeo December 22, 2014 / 4:11 pm

      The whole build-up and culmination flowed brilliantly ~ Well written indeed.


    • Oh Danny Boy December 22, 2014 / 9:21 pm

      Probably not! Thought about adding a line where he took his own life.



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