"Tell me that I can sponge away the writing on that stone, Spirit. I beg you, Spirit! I beg you!"
And with these words, as told to Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge did not die that Christmas, alone and unmourned. Christmas Yet-to-Come made sure of that.Unfortunately, the unintended side-effect was that Scrooge was rendered immortal.
More than 150-years later, having seen more than his share of Christmases, Scrooge was ready to move on. But he would need the help of one of the more talented detectives of magic and sorcery to help him find that Spirit.
A skewed sequel to the beloved Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol", "The Sponged Stone", was written as a personal Christmas card by Mike Watt in 2002. It is presented here in this limited edition publication with a specially-designed cover by artist Donald England.
For anyone who loves the holiday season and Dicken's classic but feels that the annual magic could use a little sorcery.