Six Second Sunburn Story -the Wakefield Doctrine- (‘well, I do use the word ‘Six’, so it’s kinda normal, right?’)

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


Our friend zoe’s weekly challenge to create a story centered on one prompt word, but entailing no more than six sentences. Easy enough, no?

No. Not easy enough. Not even insufficiently easy. And, defiantly not easy as can be… (sorry, I couldn’t keep it going. I knew that there should have been an extension of the analogy (or allegory or antonym) … but it vanished from my mind, like…. like  damn! there go the fricken similes!!)

I enjoy this exercise. Most of the time. I’m given to the odd and (hopefully) weirdly suggestive. However, this week my goal shall be simple, direct and action driven Six Sentence Story. The prompt word is: Draw

(Wish me luck)


“You have your instructions. As implied by the name, there are to be six sentences. Without restriction on the length of these six individual sentences, long or short, they, obviously, must contribute to the story in a way as to keep the Reader engaged, promising to deliver the ‘payoff’, by the end (of the sentence) if not, sooner.

And a Title, which may (or might not) contain the prompt word. As simple as this is, you couldn’t resist, could you?

You want, I should draw you a picture?”


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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. ivywalker says:

    Hahaha…yet you never disappoint… and you have to admit it’s a lot easier to hop around and read with only six sentences per page

  2. UP says:

    What Ivy said

  3. oldegg says:

    The rebellious nature of you writing no doubt comes from your joint school years no doubt resulting in the early retirement of many teachers.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      that and ‘never quite growing up

      …one of the better parts of a clarklike worldview

  4. This made me laugh! Only you would be creative enough to take the prompt instructions and turn them into the story itself! I loved the finish line, great job!