sockings: (Toes n Ankles)
Sockings ([personal profile] sockings) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-06-09 09:52 pm

A Story in Six Words

tell a story in six words

1. Post your top level comment with a six word story prompt (or more than one!)
2. Other people respond
3. ???
4. Profit


Taken from here.

aunty: (judging you)

Aunty Entity - Mad Max : Beyond the Thunderdome

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-10 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Two men enter. One man leaves.

((yeah, she went there.))
madmanmax: (you sure?)

Re: Aunty Entity - Mad Max : Beyond the Thunderdome

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-10 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
That always work out for you?
aunty: (small smile)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-10 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Ha! I never had you pegged for the self-righteous type, Raggedy Man.

Not always. There's no such thing as always since the world burned down. But if the baby gets tossed out with the bathwater, you make a new baby. Bartertown will be just fine.
madmanmax: (I did not hear that right.)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-10 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
...Or maybe you shouldn't be tossing babies.
aunty: (listening)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-10 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
It's a metaphor.

What about you? You entered, you left. What's next?
madmanmax: (squinty)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-11 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
I know. Just a shame to waste anything these days.

Rebuild. Keep moving.
aunty: (Default)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-11 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hmmm. Why keep moving? There's nothing better out there than what you've already seen and passed by.
madmanmax: (uncertain)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-11 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
That's not what I'm looking for.
aunty: (Default)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-11 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
What are you looking for, Raggedy Man?

I hope you're not chasing something that's come and gone. That's a quick way to drive yourself insane.
madmanmax: (sort-of smile)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-11 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
[At that he just gives a kind of half-smirk and a shrug. He's already insane, he knows that, so what's the harm anymore?]
aunty: (judging you)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-11 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
[She's not so sure. Too much insanity in their harsh world just makes a person an easy target. Too little insanity can do the same.

This guy, whatever his flaws, seems to have the right amount.]

That's not an answer. What are you looking for? Make a wish; maybe it'll come true.
madmanmax: (you sure?)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-11 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
[He's survived this long, with all four limbs and both eyes and most of his hearing, so clearly he's got something working for him.]

Hope is a mistake. Wishing is a mistake.
aunty: (frown)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-11 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Then you're already dead. Just going through the motions.

madmanmax: (wary)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-11 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
...No. I've seen enough dead people to know the difference. [As with her earlier idiom, it may sound as if he's taking it literally, but he does know what she means. He said hope and wishing was a mistake, but he didn't say he never does it anyway. Just against his better judgement.]
aunty: (laughing)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-11 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
[She breaks into a slow grin, genuinely amused.

She likes to get the measure of people. Find their weak points, what they want, what they fear. How they can best be used--not necessarily in a bad way. People need to fit in. Civilization is a machine with living cogs.

This man, though, consistently defies her expectations and refuses to fit anywhere. It's infuriating and wildly entertaining. Today, she'll give him credit for it. Maybe tomorrow she'll try to kill him again.]

Keep it in mind, then. It'd be a shame for you to fall asleep some day and wake up dead.
madmanmax: (I've seen some things...)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-12 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Max has certainly proven to be a hard man to get the measure of (although maybe she'd have better luck if she saw the tattoo on his back). As soon as he seems to be one thing, he turns out to be something else entirely. The truth is that he hardly knows who he is himself, anymore.

He definitely does not fit in.]

Wouldn't be my problem, anymore.
Might be somebody else's, though.
aunty: (Default)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-13 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[She can figure out his height on her own. Blood type could be useful to know, but she has no interest in knowing his genitals are intact. He's not really her type.]

Oh, don't worry about inconveniencing us. Nothing dead goes to waste around here.

That's one of the reasons people try so hard to keep living.
madmanmax: (I've seen some things...)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-14 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
[The 'keep muzzled' would probably just amuse her.]

I'm still around.
aunty: (small smile)

[personal profile] aunty 2015-06-15 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[She totally should have kept him muzzled. That would have helped a lot.

Oh, well. Hindsight is 20/20 and all that.]

Mmhmm. Keep it that way, Raggedy Man. You're more fun alive than ground up to feed the pigs.
madmanmax: (I did not hear that right.)

[personal profile] madmanmax 2015-06-18 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Keeping him muzzled is a good idea, up until he gets loose and starts lashing out...mane he does always seem to get loose, eventually.]

...Never been called 'fun' before.