Six Sentence Story -the Wakefield Doctrine-

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

zoe says the word this week is …pickle. (It’s been rumored that zoe has moments where she likes to mess wit our heads. Exhibit 1, your honor.) lol

What’s the deal? you inquire, all ready for a story that is six and only six sentences in length. How hard can it be, you opine, settling back in your metaphorical easy chair. (hey, where the hell did that expression come from? I know, lets go look it up! 1707, it says! well, that was interesting. is the word still ‘pickle’?)

This is the Six Sentence Story bloghop. (You really need to join us in the fun.)


A 21st Century Gulliver, bound by gossamer chains of brightly patterned sheets, Jimmy Gherkin lay in his bed, the glowing sunset in the bedroom window called out for a continuation of the summer’s day. He struggled to appear unable to sleep, despite the model airplanes suspended on now invisible strings, their swooping flight halted in the dark, waiting to approve the letters of transit from a boy’s imagination.

With the unconscious insight for the very young, Jimmy asked, “Daddy, where do we come from?” and with that question discovered the power to stop the adult world, as stopped in the doorway.

As Tim Gherkin turned, an opportune glance at a sports poster on the wall created a smile and he said, “Well, son, imagine you’re at third base and the fielder drops the ball. Naturally you try for home but halfway there, the third baseman gets the ball and he tosses it to the catcher who walks up the baseline directly in your path. Life sometimes puts us on the spot where we can only try for home plate and hope for the best, and it’s called a ‘pickle’.”



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  1. UP says:

    Clever! As always..

  2. mimi says:

    Nice way to answer without answering!

  3. oldegg says:

    A wiser dad might have said “It’s not where you came from son, but where you are going that matters.” However I must give you credit for the outstanding opening sentence of the story starting “A 21st century Gulliver…” which is one of your best.

  4. Very enjoyable 6!

  5. luckyjc007 says:

    A quick thinker…and for this time it probably satisfied the child’s question. However, more questions are sure to come, but there is time to think about how he will answer them next time. :)

  6. Moon says:

    I dont understand baseball, though i was dragged to a Minnesota Twins game one time , during my sojourn in that warm state and therefore i am familiar with the glorious ‘homerun’ . I love how you create and carve your stories. Much to learn. Let me read it over again.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      I am a fairly limited fan of the sport (I only listen to it on the radio and, even then, only to the local college team.)
      thanks you.