3rd place in Derby #197: Royalty, with 654 votes!
“Jack! Jack, come here right now!”
“Whatever, Dad. And I go by ‘Deuce’ now.”
“Deuce? DEUCE?? You see, darling, this is EXACTLY why I didn’t want him hanging out with that common Ten fellow.”
“Lay off him, Dad! You think that just because he’s not in the aristocracy he’s not as good as we are? I’ll have you know he’s worth just as much as we are, Dad! Just as much!”
“Oh, yeah? What about that Ace fellow? He’s only worth one!”
“That’s not his fault, he used to be worth ten until a bad investment made him- look, that’s not the point! The point is, you’ve got to look at us as parts of the same deck, Dad! You’ve got to get over your fascist hierarchy! The rules card only holds us if we let it hold us! Don’t you see? We could all be whatever suit and rank we wanted to be!”
“Whatever rank and su- have you been talking to the Jokers? Jack, I told you to stay away from them!”
“It’s ‘Deuce’ now, Dad. And you can’t control the truth. I’m going down to the river. See ya.”
“Jack! JACK! YOU GET BACK HERE! YOU’RE KILLING YOUR MOTHER, YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT? Oooo, that boy. That boy! He’s going to make me stab myself in the head!”
Wear this shirt: because you have a divine right to it.
Don’t wear this shirt: if you were born to the purple. Because it’s not purple. It’s red. Go wear purple, Mr. Purple Birth.
This shirt tells the world: “When I am king you will be first against the wall.”
We call this color: Red Card, Improper Dress
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