- not able to communicate with other people
- in a situation or state that does not allow communication with other people.
“Hey Mandy, holla back!”
“Mandy, what up?”
“Speak up, Mandy. We can’t hear you.”
The jeers followed Mandy to her locker. She wondered if she could crawl inside and hide. It may be cramped, but it was better than the taunts her classmates threw her way. Tears stung her eyes, but she blinked them back. No need to add fuel.
She wished she could make them understand. It wasn’t as if she wanted to be incommunicado. If Make-A-Wish Foundation approached her, able to give her anything, it would be the ability to speak again.