Thursday, December 13, 2007
Ghost of Christmas Future
"Winchester's Christmas Carol"
Scrooge wakes when the clock strikes one again. Before him stands a figure clad in black. He cannot see its face. The figure does not speak.
Scrooge: Spirit, am I in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas yet to come?
The Ghost nods.
Scrooge: I'm more afraid of you than the other two spirits put together. Maybe it's because you look like an X-ray of a rabbit. Lead on, then.
The Ghost raises one arm. A chill wind blows and Scrooge is the home of Cratchit again. This time the family looks sad. A crutch leans against the fireplace.
Scrooge: What has happened to Tiny Ellsworth? Oh, not the worst!
The Ghost raises his arm again. This time the icy wind blows Scrooge into a graveyard. He falls over a tombstone.
Scrooge: Please, X-ray Rabbit Ghost, don't make me look!
The Ghost points. Scrooge sees his own name carved on the gravestone and falls back in horror.
Scrooge: Oh, no! Not that, anything but that! I promise I'll be good! I promise I'll celebrate Christmas! Pleeeeease!
End of Scene Three