Six Hundred Character Word Sentence Story -the Wakefield Doctrine-…

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the scene from my office window: 4 lane highway running right to left in the foreground, framed by my window. across the road a triangular building and to the right of that, a strip mall. top half is blue sky with grey and white clouds

This is Wednesday and that, up there, the title? Totally a Wednesday title. The thing is, I like to get started on writing my Six Sentence Story on Wednesday, even knowing that, the chances are, whatever I write here will not end up be my official entry. It’s just helpful (to me) to have words on the page before the deadline. Like walking through the door to a party or meeting that’s mostly strangers. You see someone you know, and, even if you can’t stand ’em, you’re like, ‘thank god, someone who I can pretend I’m talking to.’

(“Yes, you, down in front. You have a question?  Why don’t I just start on the Six Sentence Story and finish it before Thursday morning? Good question. Sometimes I do. But not that often, as my writing time seems to be the morning, as opposed to the afternoon or evening.”)

I have the word. The prompt word. It’s the kernel, it’s the essence of inspiration, the nascent glimmer of a beautiful scene, up ahead in the near, far distance. Our host zoe, trusting her sense of the sublime, scouring the dictionaries from seven continents to find the perfect word to start us on an incredible writing adventure. And the word? Well, the…

“The word is….. chicken.”

“Am not!”

“I think ya are.”

“Well, you just wait.”

“I am waiting.”

“Hold on, gimme a minute…ok watch this.”

(“Please stay on the line, what is the nature of your emergency.”)



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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. UP says:

    Good planning ahead!

  2. valj2750 says:

    Oh no. Sure the police won’t be happy about this call. Unless of course, one caused an emergency and the other one needs assistance. Which I’m inferring from the movie playing in my head.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      yeah, as soon as I started myself (seeing the movie play) I figured, ‘hey lets stop here!’

  3. messymimi says:

    This conversation in my house was usually followed by me simply taking said child to the ER myself, not bothering to wait for an ambulance.

  4. Wow. And what made me think I’d be Frist? Lol. It is the 6 SS afterall.
    Good one. Simplicity is always underrated, non? :)

  5. I suppose dialing the emergency number first is good planning…

  6. This was a most excellent intro and Six, Clark! I loved the way you led into it, and your skills at telling an awesome story in six very short lines (unlike my very run-on variety, hangs head). I can see this playing out, and someone had best be bleeding when the emergency responders arrive, or mama is going to be mighty mad! My nephew once called 911 when very young, and my sister was shocked to see police standing at her door. :-)

    Josie Two Shoes

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      thank you Josie
      this one I just kinda heard in my head. I was tempted to describe who and where and such, but it seemed so universal though I admit a certain gender myopia, as I associate the power of ‘chicken’ to be overwhelming a bit thing (as apposed to girls)

  7. So much said in so few words. Brilliant!

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  8. R L Cadillac says:

    Apparently I got lost somewhere in the vestibule of the preface…

  9. Deborah Lee says:

    Famous last words. lol

  10. luckyjc007 says:

    Chicken proof could prove deadly…hopefully not in this case. You left me curious.

  11. hahahha! This is so amazing! :) :) Wonderful 6 sentences.
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    Best wishes,

  12. Clark,

    Judging by your Six Sentence Story it’s gotta be two kids and boy, oh boy is someone gonna be in trouble! Your SSS reminded me when I got a call back from a 911 operator asking if everything is ok. I was mystified that one my daughters pulled a prank which left me mortified and apologetic to the person. Needless to say, I gave that her, maybe all three of our children, a strong lecturing on the responsibility of placing proper calls instead of wasting someone’s time with foolishness.

    Thank you for visiting and welcoming me into this wonderful writing prompt fold. Have a good weekend!

    ~Curious as a Cathy

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      almost for certain (though I am acquainted with a couple of adults who might fit the behavioral profile implied in the story)
      this is a most enjoyable blog hop

  13. zoe says:

    The short ones are always amazing to me. It is impressive how much is conveyed in those short little lines. Nice going! Happy screw FB DAY!

  14. This was so wonderful.

  15. valj2750 says:

    Hey. What’s your favorite time travel joke?