Six Sentence Story -the Wakefield Doctrine- (what the?!)

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Six Sentence Story

Bloghop. Simple theme: story writing. Requirements equally simple: six sentences in length. exactly six. (as opposed to 7 or 8) zoe provides a prompt word that must be involved with your story. Notice I did not say ‘used in’, ‘a part of’, or ‘central to’? All that’s needed is an involvement, (that is apparent to the reader, of course.) or not… all depends. lol


” I must not, I cannot!” shrugging off the Harris tweed coat, Vlad Scripturam, let it fall to floor, leather elbow patches creating suede block quotes, “We’re mere narrative elements in a writing exercise.”

“So you say,” with the wanton disregard of the other-worldly beauty of her flawless skin, Elise managed to arch a perfect eyebrow at the edge of her furrowed brow, “but only one of us, if my understanding of rhetoric is correct, is the protagonist. I will take care of us, mein liebchen.”

“But, mon cherie, no less an authority than the Chicago Manual of Style would beg to differ, citing both ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’,” Vlad stepped back from the chaise lounge, looming tall and erect over the woman’s confidently relaxed posture.

“You are concerning yourself far too much with mere details, relax and allow me to cue the love scene,” Elise’s smile, comprised of a thousand invisible fishhooks, tore at Vlad’s flesh, radiating pleasure throughout his body; who among us, having never been a fish can say that the sea creature, feeling itself drawn upwards, out of its natural element, towards no less a probative heaven than that which fills the myths of mankind, is not in a state of bliss.

Vlad (‘the Rhetorician’) Scripturam allowed himself to be drawn closer.


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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:

    You really are a very talented writer I appreciate what you do every week

  2. Holy shit. When did this happen? :)
    I refer to this most consistent excellence in 6 sentence story writing of yours.
    Keep it up!

  3. Well then…that was an intense little scene. Love it!

  4. Very intense little story.

  5. Excellent story, Clark! You put a great deal of thought and care into the telling of this tale, and the conclusion was superb! And now I shall be left to ponder the fish’s perspective.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      is nature ever concerned with the thoughts and feelings of the individual, I guess might be one valid inference.

  6. mimi says:

    Wow. This left me breathless.

  7. oldegg says:

    Having discussed this with fish caught all they could say was “Ow! ow! ow!” which seemed less than bliss like to me. However poetic writing has no boundaries and I do agree wholeheartedly with your comment on the young lady’s arch eyebrow and she seems to have an uncommon interest in you!

  8. valj2750 says:

    I always save your six for last when I can, because, – you know – save the best for last. Such a lighthearted and fun six from the internal mental machinations of an author. I suppose you know an arched eyebrow always elicits a vivid picture in the mind of the reader.

  9. Maz says:

    A great incorporation of the “cue” there in your elaborate story … well done