Six Sentence Story -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘oh, say can you see?’

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Thursday Eve and I’m typing the warm-up to this week’s Six Sentence Story. zoe hosts a bloghop called ‘the Six Sentence Story’ over at her blog ‘Uncharted‘ and invites us to take the week’s prompt word and write a story of exactly six sentences in length. It’s fun. It’s satisfying. It will make you feel young again.* This week’s prompt word: ‘KEY’


“What do you mean, ‘Do I have the keys?”

“What is it about the Chantilly, chiffon and 8 foot train makes you believe that I’d have a spare set on me?”

“Yes, in a magnetized box in wheel well and no, absolutely not, I will not reach under because, ‘I’m closer’!”

“Ow! Right in the eye, what the hell does un-cooked rice have to do with anything, never mind throwing it at a people!”

“Your mother is staring… like it’s my fault her son left the keys in his other pants.”

“Yeah, this will make a terrific video…. just open my door and let’s get out of here”


*  some psycho-emotional manipulation required; for this evening and into tomorrow (Thursday) remind yourself that you’re hanging out with people of common interests and good intent. Those, all of us, who gather at z’s place this time of week get a kick out of reverse jigsaw of writing a Six. One piece with 5 others that we can draw whatever we want on the top. Sometimes its a question of putting the pieces together and then drawing the picture, other times it’s having the picture and figuring out which pieces go where. Like I said, fun.


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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 delightful six.

  2. UP says:

    Not off to a good start this couple!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      she won’t let him forget this, even if there wasn’t destined to be a video on youtube…lol

  3. lesliesholly says:

    Love it–hilarious!

  4. Delightfully funny :)

  5. This was great, Clark! I can visualize this whole proceeding including her comment about her new mother-in-law staring at her. Years from now they will look back on this beginning to their married life and laugh, but at the moment it’s probably not all that funny. We work so hard to achieve the impossible… perfection… on a wedding day, as if life will ever really be that way. Totally engaging story, well done!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      thanks, J yeah, totally agree about the effects of time and perspective on events in (our) lives. I try to remind myself of that each day, that time will provide a balance to even the most embarrassing situations

  6. messymimi says:

    Heeheehee! Every wedding has a moment like this (mine had several). You just have to laugh (i did) and make the best of it.

  7. Every wedding needs at least one moment like this for the memory books! Our wedding had several. :D

  8. Deborah Lee says:

    I was told (after all the glitches) that a wedding with no glitches means a bad marriage. Losing the keys is hopefully the good-luck kiss for this couple.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      truly a good tempering… if that occurrence did anything other than have the couple focus on each other, it would not body well.

  9. R L Cadillac says:

    Oh gosh, I really enjoyed this–vicariously, of course, as it wouldn’t be fun at all if I were the chiffon-laden bride!!! I give them maybe 3 years before divorce…or somebody gets dead and makes the next episode of Murder Comes to Town. Great job :)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      hey, it could happen to anyone!! the poor guy had a lot on his mind, what with making sure he had the ring and the best man and all


  10. Pat B says:

    I love this bit of levity in your SSS. A very brilliant, concise Six.

  11. R L Cadillac says:

    As usual, I get your reply on my blog, but can’t respond unless I come back over here–and I don’t see your reply to my original comment, so have no idea whether this will make any sense whatsoever… : Wedding days are fraught with stress, that’s for sure! :) Wish this were easier… ;)

  12. R L Cadillac says:

    There must be a significant time delay–which is inexplicable, for the technology…oh well, see you next week!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      or last week! (given the temporal disruptions)… lol

      • R L Cadillac says:

        I just don’t understand why us folks can’t reply to comments from “dot com” only folks, without trotting back over to your blogs–it’s not just yours, it’s an issue with paid and free WP blogs, apparently. And I forget every week, so I’ve resorted to copy and paste when I get the msg “your comment failed, please try again” :) :) :) See you later for more stories!!

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

          I totally have acquired (that) practice, always ‘copy’ my comment before attempting to hit ‘send’ Hey! I’ve an idea (anything to avoid actual work, here on a Tuesday morning)… I’ll do a post and see if anyone else has this problem. (yeah, clark, thats a great idea)

          • R L Cadillac says:

            Great idea, Clark! If I’m the only one, I swear I may have to kill myself…(one more wraith to haunt 6SS…) :)

            • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

              seeming less likely that you the only one with commentationing problems…although your Schrodinger’s Cat-like comment condition must be particularly frustrating