Jellybean Highfive and the Tyrannic Dominion of Lord Kings

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Jellybean Highfive got lost in thought, dreaming of a day when the boundaries between people and everyone would be blasted apart and no one would have to be told what to do any more and the shackles and stuff would be obliterated by powerful lasers of justice.

“Get back to work, Jellybean,” Carl said, tapping his watch like a dictator. “Break’s over.”

“Not for long,” Jellybean said, stuffing his mouth full of the remaining canned sardines in mustard. “Not for long,” he mumbled in a repeaty way.

“For the rest of the work day,” Carl said, like a fascist.

“OK,” Jellybean said. “Just let me finish my coffee, King Carl.”

“I’m not a king, Jellybean, you idiot,” Carl said. “I’m just a manager…”

“Oh, so you admit it?” Jellybean said, high-fiveing his last name in his heart.

“Come into my office,” Carl said.

“Yes, Your Majesty,” he said, winking at Shirley from Personnel, who looked away quickly. “The Office Sovereign begs the pleasure of my company, ya’ll,” he said, draining his coffee with a sardonic smile. Mustard played at the edges of his mouth like little yellow ooze-children born to smother fish.

Then suddenly nothing else interesting happened.


12 Comments

  1. Brenda Branson

    I had a conversation earlier today about the same thing Jellybean was daydreaming about, “when the boundaries between people and everyone would be blasted apart and no one would have to be told what to do any more and the shackles and stuff would be obliterated by powerful lasers of justice.” That will be a great day!

    Hopefully, there won’t be any sardines with mustard. Yuck!

  2. Matthew

    Wow! This just made my day! I’m not sure how really, but it did none-the-less. Makes me want to go watch a Tick cartoon…I’m going to go watch a Tick cartoon.

  3. EmmaJ

    Oh, Jellybean… you un-clever chappie, you. Your cheerfully belligerent ineptitude is so wonderfully cheering. Musing upon your antics, one finds that one’s outlook is quite altered.

  4. Adam

    You know… If you could slow down the comments somehow so as to create a linear story (i.e. everyone would have to be patient and take turns), next time you should let the story continue via the comments, sort of like the “story game” we play with our kids. Might not be possible, given the forum, but imagine where Jellybean could end up ending in the end after all the comments? Cheeseburger land fighting dangerous dagger wielding Dan-gers twilst swigging some swill? Who knows…

  5. Heather Rose

    My reaction when reading the title on the homepage: “JELLYBEEEEEAN!!!”
    Family’s reaction consisted of puzzled looks and concern.

    This was great. Short, but hilarious. Love it.

  6. Jaclyn

    Until one day something happened again.

    The new thing was like the old thing only new, and not a thing, and not actually all that new, but oh so old. Older than what can be called old came, and made the old things new.

    With lasers of justice. Lasers all a glowing with grace.

  7. Pete

    Ben away from the room for a while. JellyBean may be one of the best characters I’ve ever met. Unfortunately, he makes my head hurt. But that’s not always bad.

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