*I didn't do my history homework because I don't believe in dwelling on the past.
*I didn't want the other kids in the class to look bad.
*A sudden gust of wind blew my homework out of my hand and I never saw it again.
*Another pupil fell in a lake and I jumped in to rescue him. Unfortunately, my homework drowned.
*Our furnace broke and we had to burn my homework to keep ourselves from freezing.
*I'm not at liberty to say why.
*I wanted to frame the detention letter you're about to give me.
*It was destroyed in a freak accident involving a hippo, a toaster, and a bag of frozen peas. You don't want to know the details.
*I have a solar-powered calculator, and it was cloudy.
*I made a paper plane out of it and it got hijacked.
*My mom used it as a dryer sheet.
*My agent won't allow me to publish my homework until the movie deal is finalized.
*It's against my religion to do any homework.
*I was abducted by green-skinned, three-eyed, pig-snouted space aliens, and they incinerated my homework with their death rays.
*I felt it wasn't challenging enough.
*My parents were sick and unable to do my homework last night. Don't worry, they have been suitably punished.
*We had homework?!
*I see your lips moving, but all I am hearing is "blah, blah, blah."
*I didn't want to add to your already heavy workload.
*I spent the night at a rally supporting higher pay for our hard-working teachers.