Dear Trish's Editor,
This is just a quick note to apologize for the fact that Trish does not have her manuscript with her in class today as the dog ate it.
Trish is very upset about this, particularly as she told me she had just written a very wonderful scene where someone called Gabe was hit by a runaway Monster Bus and apparently squooshed like a big bug. Aren't children's imaginations wonderful no matter what age?
She will re-do the work if it doesn't reappear through the dog in natural due course.