‘A Story in Six Sentences’ -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘the rest of life should be as simple at that…’

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


You know someone’s having a stressful day, when the prospect of creating one of zoe’s weekly Six Sentence Story(s) is anticipated as an improvement on the day. (lol… no! I don’t hate Six Sentence Stories! I loves the Six Sentence Stories, I just find them remarkably challenging. Fortunately for me, I find them very rewarding, easily worth the effort, pretty much every time I’ve put electrons to phosphorus*, but that’s not important now.) Now is the time of the week that I create the Thursday Post. in preparation for Six Sentence time. I’ll ramble on, (as I have been), go find the prompt word and maybe type it in, but will not be writing the actual Six until tomorrow morning, (this being written at 5 or so, Wednesday afternoon.)

Wait, I’ll go get the prompt…hold on….

(…damn! it’s not ‘LCD’) the prompt is ‘Favor’   (there goes, “...as Capt Steve Strongstar fought for control of the careening spaceship while still in the passionate embrace of Stella Fulsome….“)

Audaces fortuna iuvat‘ (Fortune favors the Bold)

“Give it here!” his newly discovered baritone voice almost sounded convincing, the slightest hint of childhood on the penultimate syllable, however, undid all the voice of command he’d hoped to convey.

“Make me,” her contralto, unintentionally mocking his efforts to assert dominance, both being too newly conscripted in opposing armies of the oldest of all battles, neither noticed the secondary/effect rise from their struggle.

Even as inexperienced as she was, she sensed that some conflicts are meant to be lost, the battle not being synonymous with the war, and looked for a second strategy. Even as inexperienced as he was, he sensed that conflict was inevitable and losing can never be preferable to victory.


“Well, since you’re being reasonable, ok!”

Ipsa quidem pretium virtue sibi‘ (Virtue is it’s own reward)

*yeah, old person reference, totally not accurate or even appropriate to today’s modern computers and their flat panel displays… damn! I’m really hoping that the prompt word this week is LCD or maybe archaic, I’ll settle for,  ‘here’s some milk and graham crackers, ‘How It’s Made’ will be on in a minute.


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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. valj2750 says:

    A simple, yet not so simple, interaction between two who are on the brink of growing and learning in the world of the adult. I FAVOR this story.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol thank you valerie!

      (at the current, apparent rate, I should be working on end of life issues by, oh, say 2043)

  2. messymimi says:

    Sometimes you lose a battle to win the war, very well said!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      and yet, how long does it take us (especially growing up and young) to gain that perspective?

  3. Great exchange between the two, Clark! I think for most it takes the better part of a lifetime to learn that not all victory is sweet and not all failure is defeat. I love the way the tone softened so they could meet somewhere in the middle and the favor be granted.
    Josie Two Shoes
    from Josie’s Journal

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      thanks, J this whole thing, (Six Sentence Story) while not meant as a writing lesson, it producing that effect, at least for me, as I read what you and the others come up with

  4. UP says:

    Back and forth, a favorable choice!

  5. Denise says:

    Your writing lately has been illiciting many an “Aw-w” from me :D
    Nice contrast – simple enough life scenario depicting a complex life stage.
    Well done :)

  6. ivywalker says:

    Ive played games this way… havent we all?