What can YOU say in six sentences?
She arrived alone, careful to avoid his glance as she joined him on the bench. The clerk called their names and escorted them to the courtroom; it felt clinical and routine, like a doctor appointment. When the judge read the names and birth dates of their daughters, she focused her attention on a loose thread, still attached to her pants, and wrapped it tightly around her finger. With the beat of a gavel, fourteen years ended in twelve minutes. She picked up her purse, followed him across the hall, and waited for the judgment of divorce while another couple waited for their marriage license. And then, she walked back to work.