Six Sentence Story -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘Wednesday late, Thursday soon’

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)


Zoe (aka Ivy) at Uncharted has this thing, ‘Six Sentence Stories‘ which is fun for anyone who enjoys reading and/or writing a blog, which is you, because here you are, at the end of the lead-in sentence. You could have clicked through, gone on to something less…personally challenging, I don’t know,  something like  www.eloise’ or (a really popular government-sponsored public health website).

Speaking for myself, I’m glad you decided to stick around. You don’t even have to write a Six Sentence Story, (‘though that would be really cool, if’n you did!’).  This is a blog for those who like to learn and be amazed and amused at what the skillful arrangement of words, (along with some punctuation), can produce.

…at the sound of the match being struck, the inside of his eyelids began to glow, like a flashlight under the bedcovers of a child attempting to continue reading past the darkness imposed by adults.

remember, you promised, one candle only“, holding his hand up, tears of light cast on his shadowed face, “only one.”

She knew he meant it, she knew that the fear was beyond her reach, and, as much as she projected a worldly confidence, knew that there was something different about the night ahead,  ‘Seeing how you’ve known him for, what, a week? you’re acting pretty darn confident’,  her thought filling the silence created as the wind, which had been blowing for the last two days, suddenly quieted, accentuating the flickering pool of candlelight that brushed the walls of the cabin.

I did promise and I won’t do anything that would hurt you, but you need to trust me. Now take off your clothes‘, her voice, connecting the shadows of the walls to the candle’s single point of light, filled the space between them, a command and an invitation.

He lowered his hand, eyes learning to see, in the newly created light.

…and the wind began to rise.



clarkscottroger About clarkscottroger
Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. ivywalker says:

    hot… steamy hot… between you and Dyanne… I don’t know who to be more surprised with… I guess I knew you both had it in you… who knew six measly sentences would be the catalyst? You are really quite the talented writer… Im still confused as to why you insist otherwise… other than the obvious (CLARK).

    • dyannedillon says:

      Clarification: it is not steamy hot between us…

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      The initial jokes are no longer functionable given the comments that followed this, you original Comment.
      So let me say, ‘why thank you!’ (you don’t want to know how much I’m a clark… in terms of the things I put myself through, while enjoying your Six Story Thursday)

  2. Christine says:

    I second Ivy! Wow.

  3. dyannedillon says:

    Jeez! Very steamy, fantastic visuals. Your six sentence stories continue to amaze me. Well done!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      ok… coming from 2 scotts (you and Christine), I’m totally happy, you people being the one of ‘the three’* with a total lock on the steamy side of the human condition.

      * three personality types, clarks, scotts and rogers

      • ivywalker says:

        What? Clarks are chopped liver? Only scotts know sex? I will have you know i used to own some pretty hot shoes back in the day! Yeah…ok…so they were doc martins but still…damn…youre right. :( lol

  4. oldegg says:

    The essence of fine writing is that when reading you want more. That is certainly he case with this tantalizing piece.

  5. Denise says:

    I’m going to have to recuse myself on this one ‘cuz, like, …eew! LOL

  6. Pat B says:

    It is amazing how many different directions a blog hop post can go. You are a skilled writer who has a way of drawing your audience in even when it might not be their usual reading matter. :-)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      this whole exercise has been totally engrossing, the challenge to write something that manages to hold the reader, in six sentences… (I find I have to make en effort to not get overly-analytical (of my own efforts) and yet, that is part of my worldview, the end result has been to practice among my betters, which, imo, is the only way to improve my writing.)

  7. valj2750 says:

    I don’t know whether to be frightened or excited when reading this wonderful six sentence story. The kind that takes you in and makes you want to read more.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      (given that everything about Six Sentence Stories is, for me, practicing and trying to improve my writing, I will say, ‘thank god everyone liked that story… so I don’t have to try that particular topic again… lol )

      (at least for now, there are a number of other ‘styles’ I need to try…)

  8. Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

    Well done, Clark. Seriously incredible. Seriously.

  9. Winds of drama, Clark. Winds of Drama.

  10. Yes, I reiterate what Ivy said!