(A loosely-based adaptation of Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’).
T’was Christmas eve and as the clock struck midnight a ghost entered my bedroom and spoke to me.
“Before this night is over, you shall be visited by 3 more ghosts. They are the ghosts of your own past, present and future. They are going to try and freak you out to make you change your ways” it said, in a really spooky voice.
A Chat with a Ghost at Christmas
“Fair enough” I replied.
“Oh hang on a minute, are you Stuart?” said the spectre.
“I am indeed”.
“Ah, well there’s been a mistake down in admin. I took a quick look at your file last year, and I saw that your past was beset with more than your fair share of liars, fools and users.
This explains why your present is not as great as you had hoped, but you’ve done well not to let the experience of those scumbags turn you into a bitter and twisted A***hole.
That means your future is heading in the right direction. Believe in the process and remain true to thyself. All will come good at the right time”.
“That’s good to know, cheers for stopping by.”
“I’ll be off then” said the ghost “there’s a real piece of work down at No.9 I’m going to scare the Bejesus out of now, cheerio!”
And with that, the ghost vanished I had the best night’s sleep ever.
Merry Christmas everyone.
You can buy a copy of the original story on Amazon here – Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol