Ice inside and out
Scrooge felt a chill running down his back.
The wind was howling outside and suddenly the window flung open. Expecting to see a ghost (perhaps the one that was tweeting him), Scrooge got up trembling to close it.
Returning to his computer – the battery was still at 85% – he scrolled down his money lists. He still had to calculate the month’s earnings.
@GhXmasPresent: @EBScrooge, beware of what is to come! #Greed_breeds_fear
@EBScrooge: @GhXmasPresent, you’re too #late, other #ghost already here. #Shoo, #go_away
At the sound of the next bling, announcing yet another tweet, Scrooge began to grumble. He had already lost count five times, and these calculations weren’t easy. And he had to finish before the battery ran out!
@GhXmasPresent: @EBScrooge, #financial_crisis deeply struck #those_in_need. @BCratchit is a #good_man. You are #heartless.
@EBScrooge: @BCratchit you already have the day off. What else do you want? #greedy #never_enough
@GhXmasPresent: @EBScrooge: You are the #greedy one. People are #hungry, #poor and #cold & you don’t care. #No_festive_spirit
Scrooge was getting irritated. What kind of somber prank was this?
@EBScrooge: @GhXmasPresent: Bah #Humbug!
And with that he slammed the screen shut. Perhaps a moment in silence would end this farce.
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I LOVE the line, “Too late; other ghost already here.” It’s fun considering this story in the light of today’s technology, isn’t it?
*snort* Your take on the tale is hilarious. Great job!