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29.12.21

THE PARTY'S OVER

 

THE PARTY’S OVER

The pubs were too crowded, the nightclubs wanted a Covid certificate, so they bought booze and partied all weekend. There were some gate-crashers, but that’s the sign of a good party, right?

Three flat-mates surfaced next day to clear up, but when they moved the tree they discovered a body. They looked at each other aghast.

‘Who is it?’

‘We should call the cops.’

They looked at the powdery floor, imagining a forensic team crawling all over it. Suddenly sober, they bundled body and tree together and took them out of town.

Christmas would never be the same.

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Would they get away with it? You decide! Thanks to Dale Rogerson for the seasonal photo and to Rochelle for staying sober enough over the holiday to keep us going on Friday Fictioneers.

Meanwhile, if you haven't already read the short stories I blogged each day in the week leading up to Christmas, please take the time to scroll through and read them now.

And I wish you all a very happy New Year - let us hope 2022 sees us returning to much more freedom than the last two years have permitted.


29 comments:

  1. I hope they don't get away with it. That's somebody's loved one, or friend

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  2. Perhaps, or maybe a lost soul who thought gate-crashing a free party was a good idea.

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    1. I tried to comment on your story but can't without 'subscribing' and writing a profile!

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  4. Oh no... and I'm worried how easily they decided to hide the body! I hope they don't get away with it.

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  5. Covid... or rather Covid rules, encourages people to do stupid things to avoid the police.

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    1. Nothing excuses stupidity, and Covid rules are there for a purpose.

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  6. Dear Liz,

    That certainly would sour Christmas.

    Shalom and Happy New Year,

    Rochelle

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    1. They'd never be able to look at another tree!

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  7. Oh no, from fun to horror. I'm sure they won't get away with it. And it will be worse than police checking out the powdery floor.
    Great story, Liz!

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  8. Could be a problem if they take to the tree shredder you mentioned in your comment on my story!

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    1. That would definitely NOT be a good idea!

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  9. they should have reported it to the authorities, but then who am i to judge? :)

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    1. They should, and you're entitled to your opinion!

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  10. Oh dear. That puts a halt to any festivities... Methinks they should have ignored the worry about the powdery floor and called the police. Now? They look ever more guilty!

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    1. That particular panic reaction, exacerbated by a group dynamic, was totally wrong. The consequences will be long lasting.

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  11. I hate it when that happens!

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    1. Is there something you want to tell me?

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  12. Such are the lives of the party practitioners. A body here, a tree there. Such a mess. :-)

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  13. What a brilliant take on the picture - it must have been a helluva party. When their heads clear a little bit that old hide the body in a tree idea's going to get dumped.

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    1. Let's hope the police aren't too hard on them.

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  14. Excellent--an unsolved mystery that's probably goinmg to end badly for everyone involved.

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    1. I can't envisage any way it could end well.

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