Short Story:Twenty Pence With Envelope and Seasonal Greetings

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A short story written in the style of the great Victorian horror writers, like M. R. James or Edgar Allan Poe.

A man appears on the writer's doorstep, and tells him a chilling tale of a portal to a world filled with horribly large kittens, robins, and festive messages, scrawled over the night sky. He has been driven mad by the dread images, and can only yell such mystifying messages as Merry Christmas From Alan And The Kids and, of course, Twenty Pence With Envelope and Seasonal Greetings.

Originally published in Time Out magazine in 1987, the story is reprinted in A Blink of the Screen and the 25th anniversary edition of Hogfather.