CHANNILLO
An Alternative Christmas carol
By Robert Cubitt

Series Description:

When Charles Dickens wrote his morality tale, A Christmas Carol, he couldn’t know about the banking crisis, fat cat bankers with six figure bonuses or the selling off of state owned assets at knock down prices, so I’ve had to take his story of misanthropy and redemption and update it a little bit.

Ebenezer Smooge is a banker who worships money and luxuriates in the possessions that his wealth brings. He corrupts all he touches and will never do a good deed if a bad deed can be done. His hapless clerk Scratchit ekes out a living working long hours for poor wages while his wife Elisa makes end meet by supplementing her income with a bit of “curtain making” on the side, just so her twelve children will be fed.

As in the original, on Christmas Eve Ebenezer is visited first by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Harley, and then by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Heeding the messages of these three shades Smooge wakes up on Christmas morning and sets out to enjoy the day along with everyone else.

Does Smooge change his ways? Can a leopard change its spots? Read An Alternative Christmas Carol to find out.

Category/Genre(s): Humor, Paranormal, Adult Fiction, Short Stories
Updated: Daily
Status: Upcoming



Author Bio For Robert Cubitt:

Robert (Bob) Cubitt has always been keen on writing and has tried his hand at various projects over the years, but the need to earn a crust had always interfered with his desire to be more creative. After serving for 23 years in the RAF, working as a logistics planner for Royal Mail and as a Civil Servant with the Ministry of Defence, Robert took up writing full time writing in 2012 and now has a large catalogue of work published.

Bob likes to write in several different genres, whatever takes his fancy at the time. His current series are sci-fi and World War II history and genres don't come much more diverse than that. His work was published by Ex-L-Ence Publishing until 2020 but we are now happy to welcome Bob into the Selfishgenie fold.

In his spare time Bob enjoys playing golf, is a member of a pub skittles team and is an ardent Northampton Saints fan.
 
e-mail robert.cubitt@selfishgenie.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robertocubitt?ref=bookmarks







Series Description:

When Charles Dickens wrote his morality tale, A Christmas Carol, he couldn’t know about the banking crisis, fat cat bankers with six figure bonuses or the selling off of state owned assets at knock down prices, so I’ve had to take his story of misanthropy and redemption and update it a little bit.

Ebenezer Smooge is a banker who worships money and luxuriates in the possessions that his wealth brings. He corrupts all he touches and will never do a good deed if a bad deed can be done. His hapless clerk Scratchit ekes out a living working long hours for poor wages while his wife Elisa makes end meet by supplementing her income with a bit of “curtain making” on the side, just so her twelve children will be fed.

As in the original, on Christmas Eve Ebenezer is visited first by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Harley, and then by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Heeding the messages of these three shades Smooge wakes up on Christmas morning and sets out to enjoy the day along with everyone else.

Does Smooge change his ways? Can a leopard change its spots? Read An Alternative Christmas Carol to find out.

Category/Genre(s): Humor, Paranormal, Adult Fiction, Short Stories
Updated: Daily
Status: Upcoming


Author Bio For Robert Cubitt:

Robert (Bob) Cubitt has always been keen on writing and has tried his hand at various projects over the years, but the need to earn a crust had always interfered with his desire to be more creative. After serving for 23 years in the RAF, working as a logistics planner for Royal Mail and as a Civil Servant with the Ministry of Defence, Robert took up writing full time writing in 2012 and now has a large catalogue of work published.

Bob likes to write in several different genres, whatever takes his fancy at the time. His current series are sci-fi and World War II history and genres don't come much more diverse than that. His work was published by Ex-L-Ence Publishing until 2020 but we are now happy to welcome Bob into the Selfishgenie fold.

In his spare time Bob enjoys playing golf, is a member of a pub skittles team and is an ardent Northampton Saints fan.
 
e-mail robert.cubitt@selfishgenie.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robertocubitt?ref=bookmarks