Friday, December 14, 2007
"Winchester's Christmas Carol"
Scrooge wakes up. He is in his bedroom.
Scrooge: I'm not dead! I'm alive!
He rushes to the window, leans out too far, and falls out. A boy rushes over.
Boy: Hey, Mister, you all right?
Scrooge: Never better! Do you know what day this is?
Boy: Sure I do. It's Christmas!
Scrooge: Then I didn't miss it after all! Is that turkey still in the poultry shop window?
Boy: The one as big as me? I should say so!
Scrooge: (digging in his pocket) Go and buy it.
Boy: What, are you bonkers?
Scrooge: Bring the turkey back here in less than five minutes and I'll give you half a crown.
Boy takes off running.
Scrooge: Ah, Christmas Day! More than anything, I am grateful the night is over so I can get out of this ridiculous nightshirt!
He goes back in his house, singing "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen."
End of Scene One