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.”

 

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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.