Granny Fortuna starts awake from a drunken.. I mean deep sleep !
"What.. what was that? whose there?... " she asks her voice quite small and gruff from her flu
It's quite dim in the bedroom and Granny's eyes not being what they once were, cannot see clearly.
" I said " cough cough " I said whose there? " she demands her voice a little louder
It is I! the ghost of Christmas past , present and future!" says a growl y voice
" You! " scoffs granny " The ghost of Christmas Past, Present and future! You cannot be all three! Where are the other two? " she demands on a cough!
"Have you not heard about the cutbacks! They cannot afford to employ three ghosts ! where one will do !"
Granny points at the ghost " Your the wolf who red riding hood killed! Imposer!" remembering the start of that tale Granny looks a little worried " And don't think you'll be eating me! I've crushed bigger things than you with my shoe!" cough cough.. sneeze!
" Okay Okay! Don't go on about it! Yes in my former life I was indeed the wolf that the evil nasty wicked sinful ........"
"Get on with it!" demands Granny stopping the wolf in mid flow
Taking a deep breath counting to ten and muttering .. don't be bitter don't be bitter , the ghost wolf finally continues " yes I am said Wolf , you may call me Bert ( Granny giggles, the wolf gives her s stern look ) I am here to show you what the present and the future holds "
" What about the past? " asks Granny
The wolf sighs LOUDLY... " was you not listening? or are your ears just too old? ( this time it's granny who gives the wolf a stern look , he gulps, that granny looks one mean old woman! ) I was saying about the cut backs? so you know what happened in the past! you've been there and done that, so we will concern ourselves with the present and the future!" he says importantly
Starting to blink and yawn Granny points to the window " Well that's all very interes..ting but I have the flu... and need to .. ( yawn ) .. get my rest.. ( yawn)... so maybe tomorrow... come.b.. " she starts to snore gently
No matter how loudly Bert the wolf calls and shouts, Granny carries on sleeping, finally he gives up in disgust and leaves muttering all the way....
to be continued.....................