The Assignment

by Roger Daubach

He sat in his chair reading the assignment again and again. Tell your story in six sentences. No more. No less. He wrestled with himself as his mind jumped back and forth, unable to decide whether or not to artificially elongate his sentences with an arsenal of commas and semi-colons he'd never use in real life. In the end he followed his heart and kept it short because the alternative would've robbed him of his voice and identity.


Roger Daubach writes but he rarely submits. Submission, after all, is the first step to rejection. He lives in Brooklyn and shares his stories and poems online. For 6S, he is the author of Routine.