What can YOU say in six sentences?
I considered hanging up before she could answer, but my hands didn't get the message quickly enough. “I talked with the dean,” I began, wondering who had stolen my voice’s upper register; “He doesn’t like my chances for tenure.” The silence on the other end of the line demanded a response. “I’m so sorry for disappointing you,” I muttered, barely finishing before losing my breath.
We fought the urge to cry.