Marley Scrood by Jodee Steffensen
Approx. 18,090 words.
Published on August 11, 2012.
Scrooge on a skateboard.
This is a modern version of "Christmas Carol." Young Marley is always in trouble, especially when his dead best friend, Jake, pays him a visit.
Marley tells his own story by saying:
"I was dead. There was no doubt about that. The principal had already called my parents and had my parole officer on the phone. They had friggin’ videotape evidence, no less. Crap!"