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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Pen and Paper (07/17/14)

TITLE: Dear Doctor C.E.O.
By Diane M. Bowman


Dear Doctor Charles E. Owen,

Please accept my formal resignation.

While I have enjoyed my numerous years spent in your employ, the time has arrived for me to retire. I would like to thank you for the privilege of being part of your staff. I will greatly miss you and my coworkers. The nurses and I frequently spent long, enjoyable hours together, sometimes late into the night. Nonetheless, my stage of usefulness to you appears to be something of the past.

Looking back, the downward trend of my occupation all started with the arrival of C. Omputer. I never dreamed of the changes he would bring. The hiring of Digit Al Storage didn’t disturb me either. Although I missed the travel, E. Mail brought little decrease in my workload. Likewise, I. Pad’s addition to the team lessened my duties insignificantly.

I was not concerned when you let Peg Board go. Elec Tronic brought considerable efficiency to the clinic with his new way of billing. Even the government mandated hiring of Ellie Marie Richards (With such a pretty name, why does she always go by E.M.R.?) hardly made me obsolete.

However, the arrival of this latest new hire is simply more than anyone should need to endure. Eve R. Note has taken the last shred of dignity from my long and distinguished career. My final, simple assignment of supplying you with the reminders you so very much depended on, has gone the way of all the rest of my responsibilities.

After much consideration, I have made the decision to depart before the humiliation of an official dismissal. If you should have need of me in the future, you are welcome to contact me at the address below.

Please do not be concerned with my upcoming years. Retirement has much appeal. I will be sharing a suite with Rolo Dex, Fax M. Achine, and Ty P.E. Writer. We have countless thrilling activities planned, not the least of which is the time we anticipate spending with the local elementary students, teaching them about the ‘olden days.’

I wish you much success in the future.


Pen N. Paper

C/o Antediluvian Administrative Supplies’ Assisted Living
101 Quill Drive
Parchment, MI 49004

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C D Swanson 07/25/14
Oh Wow! This was creative and crafted so well, I thought it was brilliant.

Well done...I loved it!

God bless~
Jodi Gardner07/25/14
Love it!!!! Absolutely creative. Fun. So true.
Graham Insley07/25/14
Can you hear A. Plause loudly sounding off with his three mates, C. Hearing joining in.

Very well done and a very accurate use of the topic.

Joe Moreland07/25/14
What a creative and fun approach to the topic this week. I thoroughly enjoyed this entry and caught myself grinning throughout.

I think, you need to add to your retirees Filin G. Cabinet, Pape R. Clip, and S. Taple. Then you will have an almost complete home of has-beens and over-the-hillers.

Great job!
lynn gipson 07/26/14
Okay, this is one of the best I've read in a long time. Your creativity knows no bounds, and this is a genius take on the topic.

I enjoyed this read, and this is one I will remember. I had to read it over again. It tugged at my heart, a little.

JK Stenger07/26/14
Amen. Beautiful. I liked the style of the resignation letter. Very well written. Of course the funny names of the different characters were excellent as well.
Well done.
LaVonne Wood 07/26/14
Loved this! You have a great creative style. Especially liked the address at the end. Blessings, LaVonne
Bea Edwards 07/26/14
What a fabulous inventive piece.

Big grin as I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Laury Hubrich 07/26/14
Ha ha ha! Love it!
Ellen Carr 07/27/14
Very, very creative and hilarious! You've done really well with this humorous approach to the topic. I had to look up 'Antediluvian' and I couldn't work out EMR either, but that just shows my ignorance! I think this could well be a winner!
Glynis Becker07/27/14
Very very clever! Each additional character made me smile. Great job!
Joshua Janoski07/27/14
Clever stuff! I can definitely enjoy the humor found in this piece, especially being one who is in the tech field and has witnessed it take over the good ol' fashioned writing tools. Great job!
Judith Gayle Smith07/29/14
I LOVE this! Reminiscent of a certain witty gentleman - nay two of them!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/31/14
Congratulations for ranking 1st in your level and 30 overall! The highest rankings can be found on the message boards.
Melissa Lindsey10/01/14
I loved this. Congrats!