The Boss

The Boss

A Story by Beau-dee-loot

The Boss


“Okay, okay, everyone present? Tony Hansfreeze here? Where’s Tony? Clive, where’s Tony? Clive!”

“Yes, sorry, Evelyn’s got a new watch, sorry.”

“Where’s Tony?”

“I don’t know, I saw him five minutes ago, I don’t know.”

“So he’s here but he’s not here?”

“Yeah he’s here but not right here, not here now. He’s here, he’s coming, I think. He was out in the office before. He’s probably got stuck in the kitchen making tea. You know what he’s like with tea.”

“I do know. Tony needs to be here. I need him to hear this.”

“What, Tony, he’s out there, do you want me to get him? He’s just out there. He’s got the tea. He’s here, coming.”

“Yes Simon, if you wouldn’t mind, that would be good. Okay take your seats please, this won’t take long. Not you Simon, get Tony. I need Tony here for this, okay. I need everyone here.”

“Yes boss.”

“Don’t call me boss.”


“Quiet, please, this is important. Carol, quiet, I want to get started.”

“Sorry, Evelyn’s got a new watch, look.”

“Ticking, is it?”

“Oh yes, it’s ticking non-stop.”

“It’ll stop. Right Tony, right. Tony, take a seat. Tony? Get a seat, mate. Ask him later. I want to get this done and then you can get on. Okay everyone sit down. Everyone seated? Good. Thanks for this at such short notice. Just need to have everyone here, together. Okay, now stay here, I’m just going to go out and shoot myself.”

© 2012 Beau-dee-loot

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like trying to herd two year olds and kittens at the same time.... oh yeah, you got this, you're all over it. I'd say your timing and pace are immaculate.... good stuff.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Great story the entire read I am trying to figure out where you were going and then the last line, WOW. After reading the last line I then saw the foreshadowing. Nice work.

Posted 8 Years Ago

great loved it was not expecting the end though great stuff

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Starts out nice with some mild mayhem, then once it calms down the boss drops a bomb.. I like how you left the ending open.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is great! Kind of a twisted Monty Python sketch(although Monty Python can be quite twisted). I love the dialogue. Had me laughing until the end. Then I stopped. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Nice set up with all the dialog:)

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on August 9, 2012
Last Updated on August 9, 2012
Tags: Story, short story, fiction, dialogue, thriller, woe, last tumult



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