Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
Today I am reminded of the wisdom of writing warm-up words for this Post. I am reminded because I did not write a warm-up Six Sentence Story post yesterday, the way I always do. Nothing in particular, the day got away from me…. (‘hmmm. ‘the day got away from me’ ya think?…. nah‘)
New Readers? A word is given, this week the word is; ‘Share’. We are then invited to write a story involving that word, composed of six sentences. No more. No less. Come and join the ‘fun’.
“Ok, I think this might actually work,” typing, you wonder why you’re narrating your own actions.
You pull your fingers away from the keyboard, not a great distance, less than an inch, just enough to reduce the chance of words accidentally getting on the screen, your skill with this POV being as limited as a toddler’s first attempt to pour dry cereal into a bowl.
“Four more sentences to go,” you feel the cautious optimism of a patient when the dentist reaches up and tilts the light away, “surely the readers feel they’ve gotten their money’s worth and you can end this Six.”
“How do you suggest we do that,’ your stomach sinks at the realization that you not only have no surprise ending, but you’ve gone and employed a plural personal pronoun. With the cold flash of a naked-in-public nightmare washing over your face, you realize you haven’t a clue of the effect a plural personal pronoun would have on a second person POV narrative.
Looking at the time, I noticed I was late, so I walked to the bedroom doorway and said, “Clark! did you happen to remember to include the prompt word?”