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My Ultimate All-Purpose Excuse

Dear Mr. or Ms.

 The series of events you are about to read are by no means comical and are all based on actual events.

Please take this seriously.

I was on my way to school this morning, despite the raging storm, because I promised that I would be in class to present my [insert diligently worked on project] and I never break my promises.

Well, halfway to school it began to rain, thick droplets that covered me until I was dripping wet. But still–I trudged on.

On the way to school I have to pass by Farmer Joe’s house, yet today, as I passed by, I noticed that his bull was loose and so, as a logically thinking person, I walked faster. Well, this seemed to anger the bull–as I had decided to wear a red t-shirt today–and he charged towards me, tearing up dirt as he went.

I took off, your [insert diligently worked on project] in hand, as I tried to evade the raging bull and the ever pouring storm, so that I could get to your class on time.

I cut through the forest and continued running, trying to ignore the quickly gaining beast behind me.

I looked back, and when I turned around I realized I was about to run right into a pond . . .

Too late, I slammed into the water and went under. Your [insert diligently worked on project] in mind, I mercifully kept the [insert diligently worked on project] above water and I made it to the other side of the pond, wet, but otherwise in one piece.

Like I said I make it a point to never break my promises.

I continued forward, thinking the bull would fall into the same pond as me.

Well, he did, only he didn’t turn around; instead he charged full speed ahead.

I took off again, darting through the trees–heart racing, blood pounding.

I could see the school ahead of me and let me tell you, never had I been more excited to see a school building in my life. Horns honked, people screamed, and I prayed, silently, that I would:

1.) Make it to the school alive, and

2.) That I would get to see your smiling face as I presented my [insert diligently worked on project] to the class.

And then, just as I made it to the front door of the building, the storm broke and a tornado touched down, grabbing me up with it.

The next time I awoke I was in a hospital, somewhere off the coast of India.

I never intended these serious of events to happen and I never intended to have my life be tested the way it has. However, while I’ve been in India, recuperating from all my various injuries and broken limbs, I have sent my mother to bring you my [insert diligently worked on project].

Thank God for computers.


A very studious student

-Short Story written by Jae Lei Nyght


Like my Ultimate All-Purpose Excuse? Think you have a better one? Tell me in the comments below!

This entry was posted in: Poems


Jae Lei Nyght is an up and coming science fiction writer, video editing mogul, amateur graphic design artist, and full-time college student. She plans to publish her first novel in the year 2017. Until then, she fills her days writing papers and analyzing documents, counting down the days until her graduation in May of 2016. She is addicted to chocolate, enjoys the freeing feel of wind in her hair, and is trying to eat more vegetables. She loves writing, and if she can ever stop editing, she will love publishing her first novel even more. Please, take a look around. I promise, one minute will turn into a life time.


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