"The Party," by William F. Nolan (1967)
This story originally appeared in Playboy magazine, but i read it in an anthology titled, Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural.
I will adapt this for the screen as a short film script. It has stuck with me since I read it two years ago.
Now that I'm returning the long overdue book to its rightful owner, I don't want to forget the story, and how it made me feel. I want to share that feeling with others.