A Sleep To Startle Us (A Christmas Tale of Charles Dickens) by Carla René
Approx. 2,530 words.
Published on January 5, 2011.
After visiting the Field Lane ragged school in Saffron Hill, Charles Dickens is so despondent he decides to give up writing long before he pens his famous A Christmas Carol.
Then one night while napping in his favourite armchair, his soon-to-be-written fictional ghost decides to visit and take him on a journey that not only changes his life, but inspires him to write his now-famous story.