Abstract Jelly Collection – Octava
A Jelly Ghost Story
The kids sat around the camp fire listening to Grandpa Jelly talk about the time when he and his best friend, Skinny Jelly, found an abandoned mansion at the edge of what used to be the Peterson Plantation. The place had been left in ruins after Old Man Peterson had lost everything during one of his marathon gambling sessions and was forced to skip town to duck his debtors.
Over the years, the mansion was home to countless transients and eventually became the hideout for the town’s most notorious gang – the Terrible Tentacles. The TT’s reign of terror lasted almost ten long years before they were finally killed during the bloody gunfight of ’46. Ever since then, jellies have been afraid to go near the abandoned mansion because it is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the Terrible Tentacles who died there so long ago. Well, Grandpa Jelly and his fool-hardy friend decided they would spend an entire night in the mansion to prove that there were no ghosts.
Half way through the night they started to lose their nerve and began convincing themselves that they had effectively proved their point and there was no sense in staying the entire night. They hurriedly gathered their things and began walking down the stairs towards the entrance when they heard voices coming from the top of the stairs directly behind them. They did not bother to turn around as they sprinted down the last few steps and crashed into the massive oak front door. The voices were getting louder and closer as they scrambled to open the door and just barely managed to jump out into the chilly night air before the voices were on top of them. Grandpa Jelly managed to point his camera back towards the entrance and snap this picture right before some invisible force shut the door behind them … he had captured proof positive that the Terrible Tentacles continue to inhabit the abandoned mansion.