Scrooge Is Looking For A Taxi
Dickens meets I, Robot in this sci-fi retelling of a classic story.
In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man.
Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face.
"It isn't too late for all us Scrooges, and this story did make me see more than the classic."
"An entertaining, uplifting novella perfect to read during Christmastime."
"This is a rollicking, hiccup producing, laugh out loud morality play that would make Dickens sit up and take notice. A lot of fun!"
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About the Author
Writer/Director. I enjoy taking ancient Greek myths and turning them into modern sci-fi spooky versions. I also like to write romantic comedies, and people seem to go "Awww!" over them, so why not?
Many of my stories are icky, in various ways. I’m European, we have a higher tolerance for that kind of stuff. Plus, I’m inspired by mythology and Shakespeare, so if you can’t handle tragedy and bodily fluids, feel free to move on.
My photo has been redrawn by a neural network.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Do not make the same mistakes I did. Do not die alone. It's still early, there is still time to change your fate. Merry Christmas, dear friend." This is a short story update/ reworking of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The thing is, this is a rather good one, and I've read some really bad ones over the years. "Scrooge", of course the miserly accountant he always is. Bob Cratchitt is a woman with a small sickly child, and the "spirits" are three taxi drivers in the SuperTaxi Company. Being as its now the 21st century, there are upgrades to the software, but the story remains the same, as does the lessons it teaches. This is a rollicking hiccup producing laugh out loud morality play that would make Dickens sit up and take notice. A lot of fun!
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite The businessman's name really isn't Scrooge. It's John. But you can imagine why everyone always calls him Scrooge. He tends to have some similarities to the old scoundrel from Dickens' classic tale. This Scrooge lives in contemporary Athens and, like the Scrooge of old, he operates a financial business and pinches pennies at every turn. His one employee has a sick son and she almost has to beg for the day off on Christmas. Scrooge even makes her work late Christmas Eve. Leaving work late on Christmas Eve, John, or Scrooge, tries to hail a taxi, but all of the taxis refuse to pick him up, claiming he's a bad customer. He finally gets a ride, but this ride is like the journey Dickens' Scrooge took with the ghosts of Christmases past. There's not much else that needs explaining here. As John/Scrooge explores himself in the past, in the present and in the future, he doesn't like what he sees and he undergoes a complete transformation. Christmas morning dawns and all is well in the world because John/Scrooge has decided to be more giving and caring. George Saoulidis' The Impossible Quest Of Hailing A Taxi On Christmas Eve (God Complex Universe) is a clever, contemporary rewrite of Dickens' classic story. Reading Saoulidis' story, one can easily see the parallels between the twenty-first century greed and that of Dickens' nineteenth century London. There have been other attempts at retelling Dickens' story, but this one certainly reveals the greed and evil of both time periods that can easily (and often does) twist the heart. Well done!