You all know about Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and all that. Whether he started it or not, Dickens supported the tradition of ghost stories at Christmas time for many years thereafter. And other writers took up the tradition, notably M. R. James.
I did a long ghost story last year, Nightfeather: Ghosts. This year I didn’t think I’d get to a story, because I’d injured my left arm. However, I had an inspiration this morning, and so, fresh out of my brain, let me present to you, “When the ghost came in from the cold,” this year’s Christmas story.