Excuse of the Day

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
In this hilarious short story, a young woman explains to her boss why she is very, very late for work.
Winner of the Gearpress Short Fiction challenge.

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Words: 1,670
Language: Commonwealth English
ISBN: 9781310228247
About Tabitha Ormiston-Smith

Tabitha Ormiston-Smith was born and continues to age. Dividing her time between her houses in Melbourne and the country, she is ably assisted in her editing business and her other endeavours by Ferret, the three-legged bandit.

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Review by: DANA ADAMS on Dec. 29, 2015 :
"Excuse of the Day" brilliantly written one side of a phone conversation that truly brings the hapless Shelley to life. The real sign of a good writer, for me at least, is that when I read a book or a short story, it seems like the writing was effortless. Tabitha certainly has that gift. Thank you Tabitha for brightening my morning with this lovely story - no matter what life throws at me today it has to be better than what it seems to be throwing at Shelley.
(review of free book)

Review by: Pedro Barrento on Aug. 10, 2015 :
"Excuse of the Day" is a very short piece of dialogue that should serve as an introduction to Tabitha Ormiston-Smith's style of writing. As everything else that I've read from this author it is well written, funny and imaginative but it is no more than a tiny bite-sized piece of literature. If you like this er... how should I call it... sample... what you should really be reading is "Gift of Continence" by the same author. That is a full book and it made me laugh out loud on every other page.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Simonew on July 30, 2015 :
Another brilliant short story by this writer , her work is addictive , I giggled all the way through it .
(review of free book)

Review by: Teddy O'Malley on July 23, 2015 :
I couldn't stop laughing out loud while reading this. It was perfect.
(review of free book)

Review by: Georgina Ramsey on July 23, 2015 :
This is a short but snappy read and filled my tea break beautifully. I find the writing style of this author most addictive. To be able to conjure up, for the reader, such strong images in their mind in only a handful of pages is quite a remarkable skill. Loved the stammering female character and, of course, her dog!
(review of free book)

Review by: Carlyle Labuschagne on March 19, 2014 :
A quick, fun read. And no, I don't believe her! But you have to give her points for trying.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Readlots2014 on March 16, 2014 : (no rating)
Enjoyed this short story immensely. I felt like I was actually there with the characters. A very entertaining read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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