The Party Crasher by Jon Hartling
Approx. 6,960 words.
Published on September 14, 2011.
A macabre short story about a blissfully dystopian future, inspired in part by one of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tales. The people of Felisar vainly believe that their technology has made them impervious to all threats. But pride goeth before a fall… and before a poisoning, and before a holocaust.