It is Christmas Eve. After eight years in office, President Ebenezer Scrooge is preparing for his last Christmas Day address to the nation before leaving the White House forever. Having rescued the economy from near-bankruptcy, he plans to spend his retirement enjoying the fruits of his questionable economic policies.
But he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his first Vice President who died in mysterious circumstances seven years ago. Marley tells him the error of his ways and warns him that he will be visited by three more spirits...
A Gitmo Nation Christmas Carol is inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic tale and the topics discussed on the No Agenda show hosted by Adam Curry and John C Dvorak.
A free downloaded short story-cum novella from an author previously sampled earlier this year.
No-one can accuse me of not entering into the Christmas spirit even if this was read post-Christmas Day but still during the December period.
A variation on Dickens Christmas Carol and it was an amusing enough way to pass an hour or two, plus it added an all important plus-one to the number of books read for the year.
Scrooge is President. Marley is/was his running mate and VP. Bob Cratchit works in government. Well written, but one major fault in my opinion. One of Scrooge’s previous actions in office would put him beyond redemption in my book. Maybe I wasn’t totally embracing this period of peace and goodwill to all men, however much he subsequently repents his actions.
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