Absent Without Leave by Ellie Martin

Absent Without Leave Cover ImageAbsent Without Leave
by Ellie Martin

Genre: Fantasy

Written and narrated by Ellie Martin
Copyright ©2017 by Ellie Martin



“Absent Without Leave” or “AWOL” is normally associated with the Military, but as I have no personal interest in anything Military, I thought let’s go Office!


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about the author

I was born in the East End of London in an area that was still covered by wartime debris, where we lived in an old house supported by three wooden buttresses. It was small and very cold in winter, heated by a coal fire and a paraffin stove where Mum worked endlessly shopping, cooking and cleaning everything manually.

What a change to the life we live now surrounded with technology at our fingertips, yet, personally I feel I have been privileged to have experienced that time, to have had a foot in each camp, be it modern or out dated, because even though push button A/B telephones and black and white TV doesn’t sound terribly interesting to the young, the community and determination of the people of those days continually pull so many of my emotional cords.


listener reviews

Billy No Mates?? by Maria Adams on 6 June 2017

A delightful story about office workers. Do we call our work colleagues friends? Do we know who they truly are? When Bernard does not come to work or answer his phone, HR find that there is no current contact information on file; and the office buzzes with the what if, maybe, and perhaps about the situation. They are advised by HR to wait for a week. The office is alive with curiosity and when Monday comes the most unexpected happens!!

Rating: 10/10