Holiday Man #1

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

Holiday man is a hitman and today is St. Patricks Day...

He was happy he chose him. Darrel Johnson was happy he chose him. At first Darrel thought that Holiday Man would get caught or get Darrel caught. But then he reasurred himself that Holiday Man was one of the best- nothebest hit man out there. Darrel had heard of his methods. They varied depending on the holiday. Tomorrow was St. Ptricks Day. Darrel was told that Holiday Man used a gold coin with emeralds to decide how to kill his victims. To Darrel, it was rather gruesome and cruel, but he wasn't complaining.

As long as Holiday Man got his job done...


Holiday Man was watching the St. Patrick's Day parade go by. A lot of people were watching it including people who should have been at work.


Holiday Man made his way through the crowd of excited people towards a large building. He was dressed in a green tuxedo and had a green hat on. He carried a fake red beard and a cane. As Holiday Man neared the large building, he put on the beard. He rather hated this next part. It was humiliating.

He entered the building and went to the front desk.

The man there, fat and grumpy, looked at Holiday Man and rolled his eyes. " What do you want?" he asked.

Holiday Man swallowed. " Lepre-gram for Phil Anders."

Whatever, The man said. "He's on the top floor."

"Thank you," Holiday Man said and walked towards the elevator. He got in and, to his pleasure, there was no one elsethere.

He pressed the top top button- twenty-four- and waited. As he stood there, he thought about his title.

He didn't really like it. "Holiday Man" just didn't strike fear into people's hearts. His real name was William True. That sounded a lot more menacing. But it was his fault that he chose his reputation of only working on holidays.

Holiday Man took out his coin. Pure gold with eight emerealds on each side. On one side there was a picture of a gun. On the other side there was a picture of a knife. he had both in his cane.

The elevator stopped and Holiday Man stepped out. He walked towards Phil Anders office and saw that he was talking with a woman. He waited for a while, then the woman ran out crying. Maybe, Holiday Man thought, he was doing asomeone a favor by killing Anders.

He entered the office and Anders looked up from the papers he was reading. Holiday Man put on a smile.

"Lepre-gram," he said. Anders glared.

"No," he said, his voice scratchy. "Get out."

"Oh, I can't do that." Holiday Man took out his coin and flipped it. It landed on knife.

"Knife," he said. He took his cane and pounded it hard on the ground. A large one-foot long blade protruded from the end.

Anders eyes widened. "Security!" he yelled.

Holiday Man cursed. "Oh, Phil. You just killed-" he looked behind himself and saw two security guards coming. "Two men," he finished.

One guard ran up to him and Holiday Man elbowed him in the face. The guard fell, clutching his face. The second guard came and he kicked him in the stomach. The guard doubled over in pain and fell next to the first guard.

"Really?" Holiday Man said. "Thats it? I was hoping for more of a challenge. Oh, well." He flipped his coin and it landed on gun. "Gun," he said and took his cane. He pulled on the top hook handle and out came a gun. Holiday Man pointed it at the second security guard just as he looked up. Holiday Man smiled and shot him.

He flipped the coin again and it landed on gun once more. Holiday Man shot the first guard and turned his attention back to Anders.

"Your turn. You still have knife." Holiday Man stated towards Anders but the elevator door opened and five security guards ran toward him.

Holiday Man held out his hand towards the guards and pointed his gun at Anders."stop," he told the security guards. He took out his coin again. "I think this flip will decide all of your fates. I don't want to take you all down one by one." Holiday Man flipped the coin again. As it spun in the air he mumbled, "Gun, come on gun." He caught it, looked at it, and cursed. Knife. He took the blade and put the gun back into the cane. Then he charged at the guards.

They all stepped back by instinct. Holiday Man jumped, flipped. and stabbed one guard in the throat. Holiday Man landed and kicked behind himself. he caught a guard in the jaw and sent him stumbling into the three other guards. Two of them and the guard he kicked fell down. The one standing took out his gun. Holiday Man lunged forward just intime with his blade. He impaled the guared and he dropped.

The two guards who had fallen stood up now. Holiday Man kicked one in the knee cap and broke it. The man went down, clutching his leg. The other guard ran towards Holiday Man taking out his gun. Holiday Man didn't have time to use the blade, so he punched.

Now, Holiday Man's punches aren't ordinary. They're much, much stonger. With the impact of the punch, the victim's neck breaks. Then, as the victim land from soaring, he breaks his neck again on the wall, floor, or desk. Then the effects of the punch in the face start to reveal themselves. The nose is broke, the jaw is snapped, and the face almost caves in.

Holiday Man glared at the dead man he punched. "You just escaped your fate," he said. he turned around and and saw the guard with the broken kneecap reaching for his gun. Holday Man threw his knife, for the guard was too far away to run at, and and it stabbed the guard in the eye. The guard screamed and went down.

Holiday Man walked over to to pick up his blade. H e looked over at Anders and saw him trying to escape. Holiday Man took his knife and ran at him. Anders made it to the elevator but it didn't open in time. Holiday man kicked him in the gut, kneed him in the face, and stabbed him in the chest.. Anders looked at him, wide-eyed. Then he died.

Holiday Man felt someone looking at him. He turned and saw the woman who had run from the office staring at him. He put on a smile.

Did I do you a favor?" he asked her.

She looked down at Anders' body and smiled.


"Well, I'd get out of here, if I were you. Before I flip my coin," Holiday Man took out his coin.

The woman's smile dropped and she ran down the stairwell.

Holiday Man walked up to the last living guard. The one whose jaw was broken.

He lifted him up and put the blade to his neck.

"Do you have a family?" Holiday man asked.

The man moaned.

"Oh that's right. I broke your jaw. Just nod and shake your head. Do you have a family?"

The man remained still.

"Oh, come on. I'm not going to kill them. I'm a hit man. Not unless I'm paid yo kill them."

The guard hesitantly nodded.

"I'm terribly sorry then. Because your undoubtedly going to die. If you give me their adress, I can leave them a gift basket."

The guard shook his head.

That's perfectly understandable. You should never trust a hit man. Well, again, I'm terribly sorry. Goodbye." And Holiday Man slit his throat.

He went to the stairwell and walked all the way down. As he did , he rejoiced the fact that that Anders was the only worker on the top floor.

Holiday Man reached the first floor and went out the back door. When he was far enough away from the large building, he took off his the beard the and hat.. Holiday Man walked over to the parade, which was still going on, and watched it.

He would collect the money afterwards.

Submitted: March 28, 2012

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The title says #1, does that mean you'll have more? I hope you do. Good job

Wed, March 28th, 2012 9:08pm


Why thank you and yes there will be! The next one is going to be April fool's day!

Wed, March 28th, 2012 5:19pm


Wow!!!! I love it!!!!
Let me know when the April Fool's day one is out, please :)

Tue, April 3rd, 2012 11:01pm


Thanks!!! the april fools day one might be coming this week! If i stick to the dead line!

Tue, April 3rd, 2012 5:31pm

Jesse James

i like how he uses a coin to choose his victims fate, a little time consuming, but when your that good WHO CARES.

Wed, April 4th, 2012 12:42am


Thanks! Yeah I didn't know it was going to get this long. lol

Wed, April 4th, 2012 5:22pm


ha i loved it, that was awesome stuff, cant wait till April fools comes out!!!

Wed, April 25th, 2012 6:08am


thanks i just finished april fools day but i still need to type it up on here!

Mon, April 30th, 2012 6:09pm

Dark Molecule

Bloody mess of a story, but in a good way, there was so much shooting and slashing and stabbing that I thought he was gonna kill the whole building. Good read none the less :].

Thu, July 5th, 2012 5:11am


Ah i get it! bloody mess! yes there is a lot of action associated with mr. true. just wait till you read friday the thirteenth! the story will start to take a turn there!

Thu, July 5th, 2012 6:37am


OK, so yesterday, I posted a comment on your page saying, "I'll be right there in a sec!" for reading your works. Unfortunately, I lied. I apologize mate! This is the day AFTER I posted that comment up, so obviously, I can't tell time!
But anyways, now referring to your amazing short story:
WOW! Witty! Amazing! Action! Whoo-hoo! Nice story line! This short story captured my attention! I felt like I was actually THERE amongst all the shooting! (VIP seat, yo XD) Fortunately, I didn't go TOO far, and imagined myself being shot in the face. Being shot on any other part of my body, I'd like to avoid too, of course. :D
And now... is the second part of this up yet? XD I can't wait to read it!
Keep it up man! XD

Thu, July 5th, 2012 12:39pm


don't worry about april fools day! i'll get it up there soon! holiday man is one of my favorite stories so far because unlike novels, i can get right to the climax! thanks for reading!

Thu, July 5th, 2012 6:35am

Softly She Whispers

Some of my favorite books to read are murder mysteries.. I thoroughly enjoyed this.. Thank you for inviting me to read your stories..

Fri, July 20th, 2012 4:18pm


thanks for reading it!

Fri, July 20th, 2012 9:57am

Amanda Siddall

Not my usual type of story yet i did enjoy reading it (:

Fri, July 20th, 2012 6:21pm


thanks! i've got a bunch more on paper!

Fri, July 20th, 2012 1:31pm


Amazing storie, i loved it. Holiday man's coin is awesome, I need to get myself one. I wonder if i was his victom what my fate would be? Knife or Gun?

Fri, July 27th, 2012 9:21pm


OOH!!! i have a solution! we'll meet and i'll bring a gun and a knife and a coin and we'll see which one you get!:D

Fri, July 27th, 2012 2:23pm


That's a great idea, exept for i don't raelly want to die... how about i bring my sister in my place. Anyway i really like these types of stories so keep writing and i'll keep on reading :)

Fri, July 27th, 2012 9:34pm


haha! cool. i'm working on number 5 on a notebook. thanks!

Fri, July 27th, 2012 2:45pm


WOW! This is soooo good. I loved it. The coin was pretty cool :) I'm also wondering what fate I'd get if I met Holiday man haha. You are a really good writer! It's not often I'm glued to a story on here. Good luck!

Fri, July 27th, 2012 9:48pm


thanks! that really means a lot! i'll keep you updated! i really like holiday man!

Fri, July 27th, 2012 2:49pm

Mike Stevens

Fine writing!

Fri, July 27th, 2012 11:07pm


why thank you!!!

Fri, July 27th, 2012 5:18pm

Sammy Wang Yang

The pacing is a bit off, and the descriptions aren't fleshed out that well. But an interesting, and at times humorous writing.

Mon, July 30th, 2012 2:23pm



Mon, July 30th, 2012 7:29am


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! :) I'll be quick to read #2 and #3. :)

Tue, July 31st, 2012 10:29pm


thanks! i really appreciate that! 2 is out but i'm still working on 3

Tue, July 31st, 2012 4:10pm

Laila Alexander

That is fast-paced, funny in some parts and just GOOD JOB ;)
Off to the next one :)

Wed, August 8th, 2012 6:31pm


Thanks! Really proud of my stuff!

Wed, August 8th, 2012 11:49am

Julie March

Never trust a hit man. Truer words were never spoken. I liked the plot line about the emerald coin, very imaginative.

Tue, September 18th, 2012 3:17am



Tue, September 18th, 2012 5:20am

Insane Membrane

it really needs some work to improve the overall effect, but its a different story line and a good read none the less

Fri, September 28th, 2012 5:44am


thanks, it is basically a rough draft, i just wanted to see what people thought of it.

Fri, September 28th, 2012 5:13am


i'm doing the sexy scarlett read and be read thing. i'm not much for violence, and since that's pretty much all there is it fell short for me. the premise was interesting, only working on different hoidays, but i would have liked to see more of a plot or story line. sorry.

Sat, September 29th, 2012 1:46am


these short stories all come together to form a plot, like chapters in a book. but thanks for reading!

Fri, September 28th, 2012 7:49pm


WOW. *O* So far, this story is the best I've read on here! (Don't tell anyone I said that. It'd mean my life!) :D Hahaha, anyway, niiiiice! Really like the action! (Finally! My sort of style!) There's mostly Romance here on Booksie, isn't there? o_o Okay, aside from random question there, I'm going to give this short story a like! :D I've investigated and saw that you've got #3 and #2 up too? (Last part rhymed LOL) Will run off to read those too! XD

Sun, October 21st, 2012 9:45pm


haha thanks! yeah the more passionate writers would search for writing sites and the more passionate writers tend to be romance writers. but thanks!!!! i really like holiday man and #4 should be out next week!!!

Sun, October 21st, 2012 2:55pm


wow.. really interesting! reminds me of an anime.. :) anyways, the coin was pretty cool :) well written and captures my attention.
thumbs up!

Thu, October 25th, 2012 5:50am


what anime? i've always kind f pictured this in an anime. i t would be cool. thanks!!!

Thu, October 25th, 2012 5:35am

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